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uisition of Louisiana, though second in occurrence and in importance, first attracted and fixed the attention of mankind, and shall, therefore, be first considered. The river Mississippi was first discovered in 1541, by the Spanish adventurer De Soto, in the course of his three or four years fantastic wanderings and fightings throughout the region which now constitutes the Gulf States of our Union, in quest of the fabled Eldorado, or Land of Gold. lie left Spain in 1538, at the head of six wretched remnant, finally reached the coast of Mexico, in the summer of 1543, glad to have escaped with their bare lives from the inhospitable swamps and savages they had so recklessly encountered. It does not appear that any of them, nor even De Soto himself, had formed any adequate conception of the importance of their discovery, of the magnitude of the river, or of the extent and fertility of the regions drained by its tributaries; since more than a century was allowed to transpire before
the, extract from the original; reasons for a certain omission, 34; its adoption, 35; its precepts defied by Judge Taney, 254. Delaware, slave population in 1790, 30; 37; Legislature favors the Missouri Restriction, 78; withdrawal of from the Douglas Convention, 318; refuses to secede; answer to the Miss. Commissioner, 350; population in 1.860, 351; 407; Gov. Burton's action with regard to the President's call for troops, 460; 555. De Saussure, W. F., of S. C., resolution of, 346. De Soto, discovers the Mississippi; his death, 53. Detroit, Mich., fugitive-slave arrests at, 216. Detroit Free Press, The, citation from, 392; on the President's call for troops, 457. Devens, Col., at Ball's Bluff, 621. Dickinson, John, of Del., 45. Dickinson, Daniel S., 191; at Charleston, 317. Dickinson, Mr., of Miss., Corn. to Delaware, 350. District of Columbia, 142; 1-43; petitions to abolish Slavery in, 143 to 147; Gott's resolution, 193; Clay's compromise measures rega