The journeys of Rene Robert Cavelier, sieur de La Salle Page: 24 of 268
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water, in the creek formed by that cape,
which is in 22 of north latitude and 288
35' of longitude.
We stayed there only till next day, being
the I3th, when the wind seemed to be favorable
to enter upon the Bay of Mexico. We
made ready and sailed, steering N. W. and
by N. and N. N. W. to weather the said
cape and prosecute our voyage; but by the
time we were five leagues from the place of
our departure we perceived the wind shifted
upon us, and, not knowing which way the
currents sate, we stood E. and by N. and
held that course till the I4th, when M. de
Beaujeu, who was aboard the Joly, joined
us again, and, having conferred with M. de
la Salle about the winds being contrary, proposed
to him to return to Cape St. Antony,
to which M. de la Salle consented, to avoid
giving him any cause to complain, though
there was no great occasion for so doing,.
and accordingly we went and anchored in
the place from whence we came.
The next day, being the I5th, M. de Ia
Salle sent some men ashore to try whether
we could fill some casks with water. They
brought word they had found some in the
wood which was not much amiss; but that
there was no conveniency for rolling of the
casks, for which reason rundlets were sent,
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