The Journeys of Rene Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, Volume 2 Page: 12 of 268
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north latitude, without meeting anything remarkable.
The I2th we were in the latitude
of Lisbon, or about 39 north. The
i6th we were in 36 , the latitude of the
Straits, and on the 20th discovered the island
of Madeira, which is in 320, and where
M. de Beaujeu proposed to M. de la Salle
to anchor and take in water and some refreshments.
M. de la Salle was not of that mind, on
account that we had been but twenty-one
days from France, had sufficient store of
water, ought to have taken aboard refreshments
enough, and it would be a loss of
eight or ten days to no purpose; besides,
that our enterprise required secrecy, whereas
the Spaniards might get some information,
by means of the people of that island,
which was not agreeably to the King's intention.
This answer was not acceptable to M. de
Beaujeu or the other officers, nor even to
the ship's crew, who muttered at it very
much; and it went so far that a passenger
called Paget, a Huguenot of Rochelle, had
the insolence to talk to M. de la Salle in a
very passionate and disrespectful manner,
so that he was fain to make.his complaint
to M. de Beaujeu, and to ask him whether
he had given any encouragement to such a
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