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lished by the Caxton Club, and the Description
of Louisiana, or its later form, the
New Discovery, of Hennepin. The publications
of the Caxton Club,of course, cannot
yet be reprinted, while Hennepin's works
are too long for these volumes and can be
obtained in recent editions by Shea and by
Thwaites. However, a portion of the brief
resume of the Nouvelle D6couverte, which
appears in the first volume of the Historical
Collections, has been inserted in order to
add Hennepin to our list.
The general subject of annotation opens
up the opportunity to bury under a multitude
of notes the text of an edition of
such writers as those here presented. The
limits of the volume made necessary the
policy of giving but few notes, and those
only which appear to be indispensable. By
use of the bibliographies one may note the
texts of differing contemporaries and from
them draw his own conclusions. In such
brief annotation as the editor has used, it
is but fitting for him to acknowledge his
indebtedness to the labors of Shea and of
Most of the documents are reprinted in
the form given by French and by Shea,
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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/m1/23/: accessed September 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Special Collections.