The Journeys of Rene Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, Volume 2 Page: 15 of 268
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duck in a great cask of water, the English
in the sea, letting down the person at the
yard-arm), sent word that he would not
allow such as were under his command to
be subject to that folly, which being told to
M. de Beaujeu, he forbid putting it into execution,
to the great dissatisfaction of the inferior
officers and sailors, who expected a
considerable sum of money and quantity of
refresnments or liquors, because there was
many persons to duck, and all the blame was
laid upon M. de la Salle.3
On the IIth of September we were in the
latitude of the island of St. Domingo, or
Hispaniola, being 20 north, and the longitude
of 320 . We steered our course west,
but the wind flatting, the ensuing calm quite
stopped our way. That same day M. Dainmaville,
the priest, went aboard the bark La
Belle to administer the sacraments to a gunner,
who died a few days after. M. de la
Salle went to see him, and I bore him company.
The 2Ist the ketch, which we had before
lost sight of, joined us again, and some complaints
being made to M. de la Salle by several
private persons who were aboard the
flyboat, he ordered me to go thither to ac[This
is one of the few descriptions that is
longer than the corresponding one in MARGRY.]
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