The Journeys of Rene Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, Volume 1 Page: 31 of 330
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Journeys of La Salle
THE SIEUR DE LA TONTY.2
"MEMOIR SENT IN 1693, ON THE DISCOVERY
OF THE MISSISSIPPI AND THE NEIGHBORING
NATIONS BY M. D. LA SALLE, FROM
THE YEAR 1678 TO THE TIME OF HIS
DEATH, AND BY THE SIEUR DE TONTY TO
THE YEAR I69g."
AFTER having been eight years in the
French service, by land and by sea, and
having had a hand shot off in Sicily by a
grenade, I resolved to return to France to
solicit employment. At that time the late
'This Memoir forms the basis of a spurious
work, printed in Paris, 1697, entitled "Derniers
Decouvertes dans l'Amerique Septentrionale, de
M. de la Salle, par Chevalier Tonti, Gouverneur
du Fort St. Louis, aux Illinois, Paris, I697."
For bibliographic notices for this and the following
chapters consult Vol. II., App. II. B.
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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/m1/31/: accessed October 19, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Special Collections.