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Louis XIV, King of France (1638-1715) Lettres Patentes en Forme d'Edit (in French)

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01068 Author/Creator: Louis XIV, King of France (1638-1715) Place Written: Paris Type: Pamphlet Date: 1717 Pagination: 19 p. 25 x 20 cm

Summary of Content: Rest of title: ", portant establissement d'une compagnie... " Printed decree granting Louisiana to the Compagnie d'occident. From this decree stemmed the foundation of New Orleans and French exploitation of Louisiana. Wroth, Acts of French Royal Administration, 601

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Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: Land TransactionEconomicsCommerceFinanceMerchants and TradeGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign Policy

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