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of the Voyage. — Meets a Party of Indians,
who threaten Hostilities. Arrives at the
Miamis River, .
Builds a Fort. Joined by the Chevalier de
Tonty.- Loss of the Griffin. - The Sieur de
la Salle and the whole Party go down the
Kankakee River to the Illinois. Arrive at a
deserted Indian Village. Descend the River
to Lake Peoria. — Land at a large Settlement
of Illinois Indians at the South End of the
Fort Crèvecøur built near Lake Peoria. - Inter-
course with the Indians.
the Mississippi. — La Salle returns by Land
to Fort Frontenac. Some of the Men desert.
- Iroquois War. — Tonty and Father Ze-
nobe endeavor to mediate between the Iroquois
Tonty escapes with his Party to Green Bay. -
Father Gabriel murdered by the Savages.
La Salle arrives at Fort Frontenac. - State
of his Affairs. - Prepares for another Expe-
dition. - Returns to the Illinois Country, and
spends the Winter there. Meets Tonty and
his Party at Mackinac.
Hennepin's Voyage up the Mississippi. — His
pretended Discovery of the Mouth of that
River. - Grounds for disbelieving his Account.
Sources whence he drew his Materials.
La Salle begins his Voyage down the Missis-
sippi. Intercourse with various Indian Na-
tions on the Banks of the River. · Arrives
at its Mouth, and takes Possession of the
Country. — Returns to the Illinois, and thence
La Salle obtains a Commission to settle a Colony
in Louisiana. Sails with four Vessels to St.
Domingo, and thence to the Gulf of Mexico.
Discord between him and the Commander of
The Vessels make the Land at the Westward
of the Mississippi. — The Colonists go ashore
at the Bay of St. Bernard, and build a
Fort. - La Salle explores the Bay with the
Hope of finding one of the Mouths of the
First Journey towards the Illinois. - Cenis In-
dians. · La Salle taken ill of a Fever near
the Red River. — Returns to the Bay of St.
Bernard. - Second Journey towards the Illi-
nois. — Conspiracy against La Salle. - His
Contention between the Conspirators. - Five of
La Salle's Party proceed to the Illinois, and
thence to France. - The Chevalier de Tonty.
- Error concerning a supposed Attempt of
La Salle to find the Mines of St. Barbe. -
Fate of the Colony at the Bay of St. Ber-
nard. — Conclusion.
No. I. - Letters Patent granted by the King
of France to the Sicur de la Salle, on the 12th
of May, 1678.
No. II. — Memoir concerning Louisiana, ascribed
to the Count de Vergennes.
No. III. — Parallel Passages from Le Clercq
and Hennepin, showing the Sources of Hen-
nepin's Account of a Voyage down the Mis-
No. IV. - Procès Verbal of the taking Posses-
sion of Louisiana, at the Mouth of the Missis-
sippi, by the Sieur de la Salle, on the 9th of
No. V. - Petition of the Chevalier de Tonty
to the Count de Pontchartrain, Minister of
LIFE OF PATRICK HENRY.
BY ALEXANDER H. EVERETT.
Birth and Parentage.
mences Business as a Merchant. Fails, and
attempts Agriculture. - Second unsuccessful
Attempt in Trade. - Marriage. — Admitted
to the Bar.
The Parsons' Cause. - First remarkable Exhi-
bition of Henry's Eloquence.
Elected a Member of the House of Burgesses.
Brings forward his celebrated Resolutions on
the Stamp Act.
Repeal of the Stamp Act. — Henry elected to
the Continental Congress. — Speech in the
Military Movements. - Henry appointed Com-
mander-in-Chief of the Virginia Forces. -
Resigns his Commission. — Elected the first
Governor under the new Constitution.
Administration as Governor. — Returns to pri-
vate Life. — Reëlected Governor. Resigns.
- Elected to the Assembly.
Virginia Convention for considering the Plan
of the Federal Constitution.
Retirement of Henry from political and pro-
fessional Life. - Domestic Occupations. -
Death and Character. .
Virginia Resolutions on the Stamp Act.