The Journeys of Rene Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, Volume 2 Page: 17 of 268
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particular orders for him to furnish such
necessaries as he stood in need of.
Notwithstanding these cogent reasons, M.
de Beaujeu was positive to pass further on
in the night, weathering the island of Tortuga,
which is some leagues distant from
Port de Paix and the coast of Hispaniola.
He also passed Cape St. Nicholas, and the
26th of the said month we put into the Bay
of Jaguana, coasting the island of Guanabo
[Gouave], which is in the middle of that
great bay or gulf; and, in conclusion, on the
27th we arrived at Petit Gouave, having
spent fifty-eight days on our passage from
the port of Chef de Bois, near Rochelle.
This change of the place for our little
squadron to put into, for which no reason
could be given, proved very disadvantageous;
and it will hereafter appear, as I have
before observed, that those misunderstandings
among the officers insensibly drew on
the causes from whence our misfortune proceeded.4
As soon as we had dropped anchor a
piragua, or great sort of canoe, came out
from the place, with twenty men, to know
who we were, and hailed us. Being in[
This paragraph does not appear in MARGRY,
and indicates Joutel's policy of throwing the
blame for the failure of the expedition upon the
quarrels between La Salle and Beaujeu.]
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