The Journeys of Rene Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, Volume 1 Page: 92 of 330
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Nothing can be more true than the account
given by the Sieur de Tonty in this petition;
and should his Majesty reinstate the
seven companies which have been disbanded
in this country, there will be justice in
granting one of them to him, or some other
recompense for the services which he has
rendered, and which he is now returning to
render, at Fort St. Louis in the Illinois.
TONTY'S ACCOUNT OF THE ROUTE FROM THE
ILLINOIS, BY THE RIVER MISSISSIPPI, TO
THE GULF OF MEXICO.
As the map accompanying this has been
made in haste, without proper calculations
and measurements, you may probably desire
to make one; and for this purpose I will
state of the Mississippi that though it winds
much, we reckon from the Falls of St. Anthony
to the sea eight hundred leagues, and
you perceive from the note that its direction
is north and south. The distance of the villages,
reckoning from the mouth of the
River Illinois to the sea, or ascending from
contributed the most towards the exploration and
settlement of the Mississippi Valley.
[The editor is informed that Tonty's grave has
recently been discovered in Alabama.]
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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/m1/92/: accessed September 26, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Special Collections.