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formed that we were French, they acquainted
us that M. de Cussy was at Port
de Paix, with the Marquis de St. Laurent,
Lieutenant-General of the American Isl-ands,
and M. Begon, the Intendant, which
very much troubled M. de la Salle, as having
affairs of the utmost consequence to concert
with them; but there was no remedy,
and he was obliged to bear it with patience.
The next day, being the 28th, we sang
Te Deum in thanksgiving for our prosperous
passage. M. de la Salle being somewhat
recovered of his indisposition, went
ashore with several of the gentlemen of his
retinue to buy some refreshments for the
sick and to find means to send notice of his
arrival to MM. de St. Laurent, De Cussy
and Begon, and signify to them how much
he was concerned that we had not put into
Port de Paix. He wrote particularly to M.
de Cussy to desire that he would come to
him, if possible, that he might be of assistance
to him and take the necessary measures
for rendering his enterprise successful,
that it might prove to the King's honor and
In the meantime, the sick suffering very
much aboard the ships, by reason of the
heat and their being too close together, the
soldiers were put ashore on a little island
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