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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing),
Tonti, Henri, Chevalier de 1650- (search)
Tonti, Henri, Chevalier de 1650- Explorer; born in Gaeta, Italy, about 1650; son of Lorenzo Tonti; inventor of the Tontine system of association; entered the French army in his youth, and in the French naval service he lost a hand. In 1678 he accompanied La Salle to Canada, and assisted him in his Western explorations, building a fort on the site of Peoria, Ill., in 1680. He descended the Mississippi to its mouth with La Salle in 1682. In 1684 he went to the mouth of the Mississippi to meet La Salle, and attempted a settlement of Europeans in Arkansas. In 1685 he incited a force of Western Indians to attack the Senecas. Again he went down to the Gulf to meet La Salle, and was again disappointed; and in 1699 he went down to meet Iberville, and remained in the Gulf region, dying in Fort St. Louis, Mobile, in September, 1704.
The writings of John Greenleaf Whittier, Volume 3. (ed. John Greenleaf Whittier), Songs of Labour and Reform (search)
The Daily Dispatch: November 7, 1860., [Electronic resource], Deplorable accident. (search)
The Daily Dispatch: November 7, 1860., [Electronic resource], Land and Slaves in the county of
Amelia, for sale privately. (search)
Further by the Persia. New York, Nov. 6. --By the Persia we learn that the Warsaw Conference was adjourned on account of the illness of the Dowager Empress of Russia. It is reported that the English Admiral will protect the flight of the King of Sardinia from Gaeta. The Emperor of Austria will be crowned King of Hungary next spring. Warlike preparations on the Mincio are increasing.
The Daily Dispatch: November 13, 1860., [Electronic resource], Letter from
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The Daily Dispatch: November 14, 1860., [Electronic resource], Further by the
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The Daily Dispatch: November 26, 1860., [Electronic resource], The mails by the
The Daily Dispatch: November 28, 1860., [Electronic resource], Affairs in
The Daily Dispatch: November 29, 1860., [Electronic resource], An opinion from
[Second Dispatch.] The City of Washington and Prince Albert had arrived out. The fleet of the Prince of Wales had arrived safely at Liverpool. The Empress Eugenie was in London in cog. She was en route to Scotland for the benefit of her health. The Banks of England and France had again advanced their rates. Gaeta was still invested. Some of the Neapolitan troops had left on two French steamers. The pressure on the English money market had slightly relaxed.