Alabama: A Documentary History to 1900 by Lucille Blanche Griffith

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470). Animals of Every Kind Nine oxen, five of which belong to the King and four to private persons. Fourteen cows. Four bulls, one of which belongs to the King. Five calves. One hundred pigs, or about that number, including the sows. Three kids. Four hundred hens. Done at Fort Louis of Louisiana on the thirty-first of August, 1704. de La Salle. Endorsed: Number 10. Mississippi Provincial Archives, 17011729, French Dominion, Dunbar Rowland and Albert G. Sanders, eds. : Mississippi Department of Archives and History, 1929), vol.

Therefore, he turned west and built his fort on Biloxi Bay. Three years later he decided to move it to Mobile, where he had better contact, via the rivers, with the interior. One of several skilled workmen in that first settlement was a master carpenter by the name of Penicaut, whose Christian name very likely was André. He was present when the settlement was moved to Mobile. After we had rested for a week, M. d'Hyberville had two longboats loaded with provisions and took thirty men and one pilot with him, and we went to take soundings off Isle Massacre, following up M.

Eventually de Luna sent most of the people into the interior, many of them going as far as the place now called Childersburg, keeping only about sixty soldiers and some Negro slaves on the coast waiting for the expected relief ships. The Indians, while at first friendly, soon exhausted their supplies; the captains, the soldiers, the priests all quarreled with each other and with Tristan, who refused to honor their demands that the project be abandoned and the survivors be allowed to return to Mexico.

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