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near Petit Gouave, which is the usual
burial-place of the people of the pretended
reformed religion, where they had fresh provisions
and bread baked on purpose distributed
to them. As for the sick, I was ordered
by M. de la Salle to provide a house for
them, whither they were carried, with the
surgeons, and supplied with all that was
requisite for them.
Some days after M. de la Salle fell dangerously
ill; most of his family were also
sick. A violent fever, attended with lightheadedness,
brought him almost to extremity.
The posture of his affairs, want of
money and the weight of a mighty enterprise,
without knowing whom to trust with
the execution of it, made him still more
sick in mind than he was in his body, and
yet his patience and resolution surmounted
all those difficulties. He pitched upon M. le
Gros and me to act for him, caused some
commodities he had aboard the ships to be
sold, to raise money, and through our care
and the excellent constitution of his body he
Whilst he was in that condition two of
our ships, which had been separated from
us on the I8th of September by the stormy
winds, arrived at Petit Gouave on the 2d of
October. The joy conceived on account of
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Cox, Isaac Joslin. The Journeys of Rene Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, Volume 2, book, 1922; New York. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth6103/m1/19/: accessed May 29, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .