The Journeys of Rene Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, Volume 1 Page: 15 of 330
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credited him with an annual income of
As in the case of his former seigneury
at La Chine, it was La Salle the idealist,
rather than La Salle the man of affairs,
that now forged to the front. His ambition
extended far beyond his western outpost,
and embraced a national scope as well
as a personal one. The great river of
earlier report, reached but not fully explored
by Joliet and Marquette, La Salle
now believed to enter the Gulf of Mexico.
To prove this fact, to seize and fortify its
mouth against English and Spanish interference,.
and to monopolize its trade in
buffalo skins and other peltries, became his
great ambition-an ambition that advanced
the territorial pretensions of his nation
equally with his own private fortunes.
In pursuit of his ideal, La Salle embarked
for France in November, 1677, and shortly
after his arrival presented a memorial to
Colbert,2 asking for a confirmation of his
seigneurial tenure, with additional powers,
for the space of five years, to establish other
posts to the south and west of Fort Frontenac.
On May 12, 1678, he received his
s Margry, "Decouvertes," etc., I, 329-336.
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