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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 Sieur 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.