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These buildings were to be used as chapel, as quarters for the commandant and the officers, as warehouses, as guardhouse. So, in the midst of these buildings there was a place d'armes forty-five toises square. Barracks for the soldiers and the Canadians were built outside the fort, to the left, one hundred and fifty steps away, on Page 15 the bank of the Riviere de la Mobile. : Louisiana State University Press, 1953), pp. 5659. Two years later, Sieur de LaSalle who, Dunbar Rowland says, was the nephew of the great explorer, reported on the physical condition of the new colony.
Albert James Pickett, History of Alabama (Birmingham: The Webb Book Company, 1900), p. 19. The book was first published in 1853. De Soto led his band through northern Florida, Georgia and finally Alabama, entering the state in what is now Jackson County, near Bridgeport. This was on July 2; in late December they crossed through Pickens County into what is now Mississippi. In those five months, the band of Spaniards had visited village after village, requiring food and guide service and taking hostages as well as slaves.
Birney (1938) Fleming, Mary Boyd: from Walter L. , Documentary History of Reconstruction (1950). Florida State University Press: from Weymouth T. Jordan, Antebellum Alabama: Town and Country. Florida State University Studies (1957). W. , Religion on the Frontier: The Presbyterians (1936). Holt, Rinehart and Winston: from Norman R. Yetman, Life Under the Peculiar Institution (1970). Houghton Mifflin: from George Washington, Diaries (1923). Georgia Historical Society: from Letters of Benjamin Hawkins (1918); Benjamin Hawkins, A Sketch of the Creek Country (1948).