A pictorial history of Texas, from the earliest visits of European adventurers, to A.D. 1879. Embracing the periods of missions, colonization, the revolution the republic, and the state; also, a topographical description of the country ... together with its Indian tribes and their wars, and biographical sketches of hundreds of its leading historical characters. Also, a list of the countries, with historical and topical notes, and descriptions of the public institutions of the state. Page: 85 of 859
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the direction of La Salle, except in the business of
navigating the ships at sea, until they should arrive in
ALnerica. There were seven nllissionaries, one hundred
soldiers, thirty volunteers, andt mechanics, girls, etc.
making about three hundred in all. Amionll these weere
two nephews of La Salle.
The squadron sailed fromr Rochelle, July 24, 1684.
Disputes arose between La Salle and his naval commander
on the outward voyage, which was a, tedious one. The
St. Fraincis was captured by the Spaniards. Land was
discovered on the 26th of Decenber, which they supposed
to be the coast of Florida, and this induced them to
chanlge their course to the south-west. La Salle had
miscalculated the latitude of the mnouth of the river, and
had been driven too far west by the wiinds. According to
Joutel, the historian of the expedition; a landing was first
effected near Corpus Christi, early in January, 1685.
Becomiug satisfied that they hLad palsse d the mouth of
the river, they re-elbarked, atnd i sai lecl up the coast,
making an occasional landing, until February 13, (says
Joutel-other accounts say 18th,) whent the Belle crossed
the bar at Pass Cavawll, into a bay lInaed by theln San
Bernlardo-since MatatgLrlrda. O the 20th, the Amiable
was lost in trying to enter the harbor. TNwo temlporary
camps were established; one on h[atagorda Island, near
the present light-house, anti the other on the nain-land,
up towards Indianola. At first the Idiains were friendly
and hospitable, but difficulties arose between some of the
privates and inferior officers and the Indianls, and on the
5th of March, Ory and Desloges were ailled by them.
After lalnding, the Naval Coiimanuder becaimen nlore aind
more quarrelsolle, and finally, in a pet, sailed with the
Amniable for France, taking with hinm her crew, and a
considerable portion of the ammluniitionl and supplies
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Thrall, Homer S. A pictorial history of Texas, from the earliest visits of European adventurers, to A.D. 1879. Embracing the periods of missions, colonization, the revolution the republic, and the state; also, a topographical description of the country ... together with its Indian tribes and their wars, and biographical sketches of hundreds of its leading historical characters. Also, a list of the countries, with historical and topical notes, and descriptions of the public institutions of the state., book, 1879; St. Louis, Mo.. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth5828/m1/85/: accessed January 19, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .