Talk:Mississippi Company

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PLAGIARISM?[edit]

Is this Plagiarism? The third paragraph has the exact same wording as page 357 here:

http://books.google.com/books?id=zMcnAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA357&lpg=PA357&dq=unknown+river,+where+his+colony+perished+by+degrees&source=web&ots=158UDsPDki&sig=kjv7VQ_UXVuuxAK1Y5c--O6MZ18&hl=en&sa=X&oi=book_result&resnum=2&ct=result


—Preceding unsigned comment added by 67.171.174.106 (talk) 01:10, 23 January 2009 (UTC)

External Link Suggestion[edit]

This web site http://www.hindsight-books.com/title.php has the full text of John Law and the Mississippi Bubble, France 1719-1720 By Adolphe Thiers which I think would be useful to Wikipedia users. No login or payment is required.Acbd18 (talk) 11:26, 28 May 2008 (UTC)

convicted murderer?[edit]

Law has killed someone in a duel, to which he had been challenged. See the article about Law, which refers things correctly. --Werfur (talk) 19:32, 15 August 2015 (UTC)


Is this spelled correctly? Shouldn't it be "Mississippi"? olderwiser 14:56, Nov 1, 2004 (UTC)


The link to Fort Frontenac in the article, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Frontenac, must be a different Fort. The article says the fort is on the Mouth of the Mississippi river, the linked fort is in Ontario. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Jhhays (talkcontribs) 19:44, 16 July 2009 (UTC)

Article Overhaul[edit]

  • I noticed the rather unacceptable grammar and tone in this article and elected to do an article overhaul. I've been bouncing back and forth between this and the John Law article making edits. I deleted the large swaths of unsourced material and replaced them with the more aptly written material from the John Law article (seeing as we now have a separate article for the Mississippi Company: there didn't need to be the same content on two separate pages). bwmcmaste (talk) 18:10, 3 March 2010 (UTC)
  • I've completely rewritten/restructured large sections of this article and added sources for all of the material that I could find. I've also updated this article's status in both of the relevant wikiprojects to the more apt criteria. There is still room to expand this article, but anything added needs to be sourced (unlike the majority of material that was on it before). bwmcmaste (talk) 23:20, 3 March 2010 (UTC)