The Journeys of Rene Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, Volume 2 Page: 20 of 268
The following text was automatically extracted from the image on this page using optical character recognition software:
their arrival was much allayed by the news
they brought of the loss of the ketch, taken
by two Spanish piraguas; and that loss was
the more grievous because that vessel was
laden with provisions, ammunition, utensils
and proper tools for the settling of our new
colonies--a misfortune which would not
have happened had M. de Beaujeu put into
Port de Paix, and MM. de St. Laurent, De
Cussy and Begon, who arrived at the same
time to see M. de la Salle, did not spare to
signify as much to him and to complain of
M. de la Salle, being recovered, had several
conferences with these gentlemen relating
to his voyage. A consult of pilots
was called to resolve where we should touch
before we came upon the coast of America,
and it was resolved to steer directly for the
western point of the Island of Cuba, or for
Cape St. Antony, distant about three hundred
leagues from Hispaniola, there to expect
the proper season and a fair wind to
enter the gulf or bay, which is but two hundred
The next care was to lay in store of other
provisions, in the room of those which were
lost, and M. de la Salle was the more press["
MARGRY IV., p. 99, here inserts an account of
the loss of a journal kept by Father Zenobius
Here’s what’s next.
This book can be searched. Note: Results may vary based on the legibility of text within the document.
Tools / Downloads
Get a copy of this page or view the extracted text.
Citing and Sharing
Basic information for referencing this web page. We also provide extended guidance on usage rights, references, copying or embedding.
Reference the current page of this Book.
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/m1/20/: accessed July 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .