A New Discovery Of A Vast Country In America (volume 1)

Paperback | January 11, 2012

byLouis Hennepin

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1903. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAP. LXVII. The Author's Voyage from the Month of the River Ouisconsin, to the great Bay of the Puans. rT"lHE Savages having left us to go and War upon the X Mefforites, Mahoras, Illinois, and other Nations, which inhabit towards the lower part of the River Meschafipi, and are irreconcilable Enemies to the People of the North; the Sieur du Luth, who upon many Occasions approv'd himself to be much my Friend, cou'd not forbear telling our People, that I had all the reason in the World to believe that the Viceroy of Canada wou'd give me a very kind Reception, in case we cou'd arrive there before Winter; and that he wish'd with all his heart he had been among so many different Nations as my self. As we went up the River Ouisconfin, we found it was as large as that of the Illinois, which is navigable for large Vessels above an hundred Leagues. We cou'd not sufficiently admire the Extent of those vast Countries, and the Charming Lands through which we pass'd, which lye all untill'd. The cruel Wars which these Nations have one with another, are the cause that they have not People enough to cultivate them. And the more bloody Wars which have rag'd so long in all parts of Europe, have hinder'd the sending Christian Colonies to settle there. However, I must needs say, that the poorer sort of [208] our Countrymen wou'd do well to think of it, and go and plant themselves in this fine Country, where for a little Pains in tilling the Earth, they wou'd live happier, and subsist much better than they do here. I have seen Lands there, which wou'd yield three Crops in a Year: And the Air is incomparably more sweet and temperate than in Holland. After we had row'd about seventy Leagues upon the River Ouisconsin, we came to a Place where we were forc'd to carry our Canow for half ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1903. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAP. LXVII. The Author's Voyage from the Month of the River Ouisconsin, to the great Bay of the Puans. rT"lHE Savages having left us...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:94 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.19 inPublished:January 11, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217153305

ISBN - 13:9780217153300

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