The Journeys of Rene Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, Volume 2 Page: 30 of 268
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Some of those who were in M. de la
Salle's boat, and the foremost, went ashore
and saw a spacious plain country of much
pasture ground, but had not the leisure to
make any particular discovery, because, the
wind freshening, they were obliged to return
to their boat to come aboard again,
which was the reason why we did not go
quite up to the shore, but returned with
them to our ship. All that could be taken
notice of was a great quantity of wood along
the coast. We took an observation and
found 29 io' of north latitude.
The 2d there arose a fog, which made us
lose sight of the Joly. The next day, the
weather clearing up, we fired some cannon
shot, and the Joly answered, and towards
the evening we perceived her to the windward
of us. We held on our course, making
several trips, till the 4th, in the evening,
when, being in sight and within two leagues
of the land, we came to an anchor to expect
the Joly, for which we were in pain.
[THE LANDING IN TEXAS AND THE DEPARTURE
THE 5th we set sail, and held on our
course, W. S. W., keeping along the shore
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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/m1/30/: accessed October 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .