The Journeys of Rene Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, Volume 1 Page: 16 of 330
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coveted patent, granting him the country
"through which, to all appearance, a way
may be found to Mexico." To this grant,
which was to be carried on without expense
to the crown, was attached the condition
that he should not trade with those tribes
that would naturally carry their furs to
La Salle was successful in inducing hlis
friends and relatives to finance his enteiprise.
He engaged ship-carpenters and
and other mechanics for the construction
of two vessels-one upon Lake Erie and
the otlir upon some branch of the Msissistippi.'
He enlisted the seivices of a stib.-ldinate,
La Motte de Lussi
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Cox, Isaac Joslin. The Journeys of Rene Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, Volume 1, book, 1922; New York. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth6104/m1/16/: accessed October 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Special Collections.