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SOME TYPICAL DETAILS OF SHIPS IN PARTICULAR DERIVED FROM other sources are as follows:

"In February, 1721, the German emigrants arrived on the ships, "Les Deux Freres," "La Garonne," "La Saonne," and "La Charante," for John Law's concession on the Arkansas River." (18)

"In the beginning of the year 1720, seven ships came with more than 4000 persons, French as well as Germans and Jews. They were the ships,"La Gironde," "L Elephant," "La Loire," "La Seine," "La Dromadaire," "La Traversier," and "La Venus." (19)

"On the 16th of September, 1720, the ship, "La Profond brought more than 240 Germans for the concession of Mr. Law, and on the 9th of November, 1720, the ship "La Marie" brought Mr. Levens, the second director of Law's concessions, and Mr. Maynard, "conductor d' ouvriers."(20)


THUS, THE JOURNEYS WERE STARTED. THE PLIGHTS WERE IN STORE, but the visions were in memory. Ship after ship left port for Louisiana, but only a few percentages of the people ever reached Louisiana, no less than to live "happier ever after."


(18) J.M.Eyraud, Donald Millet, A History of St. John
The Baptist Parish, Hope Haven Press, Marrero, La., 1939,
pp. unknown.
(19) Deiler, p. 19
(20) Ibid., pp. 15-31

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