The Journeys of Rene Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, Volume 1 Page: 24 of 330
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but the more extended narratives of Tonty,
Douay, Cavelier, and Joutel have been
broken up into convenient chapters, without,
however, interfering with their continuity.
With reference to Joutel,the natural and desirable
arrangement to follow would have
been the divisions of Margry's fuller text;
but this would have meant too many chapters
and chapters of unequal length. Accordingly,
a more arbitrary arrangement
has been followed, but one which permits
a ready comparison with Margry. The
shorter narratives appear in a single chapter.
This chapter-division permits a series
of comparative bibliographic notes, which
the editor hopes will prove helpful in locating,
by chronological periods, the original
sources relating to the great explorer.
Two appendices: appear in the second volume.
The first contains certain legal documents
relating to La Salle; the second
contains two bibliographies, one of which
is a classified list of the source material
and secondary works relating to La Salle,
and the other the series of bibliographical
notes referred to at the close of the preceding
paragraph. These notes give crossreferences
to the documents printed in these
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