The journeys of Rene Robert Cavelier, sieur de La Salle Page: 33 of 268
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thither the pilot, with one of the masters
of the bark La Belle, who returned without
having seen anything, because a fog happened
to rise; only the master of the bark
said he believed there was a river opposite
to these shoals, which was very likely; and
yet M. de la Salle took no notice of it nor
made any account of that report.
The I2th, the wind being come about, we
weighed and directed our course southwest,
to get further from the land. By
an observation found 25 50' north latitude,
and, the wind shifting and the currents
which set from the seaward driving us
ashore, it was found convenient to anchor
in four or five fathom water, where we spent
all the night.
The I3tH we perceived our water began
to fall short, and therefore it was requisite
to go ashore to fill some casks. M. de la
Salle proposed it to me to go and see it performed,
which I accepted of, with six of
our gentlemen who offered their service.
We went into the boat with our arms; the
boat belonging to the bark La Belle followed
ours, with five or six men, and we all
made directly for the land.
We were very near the shore, when we
discovered a number of naked men marching
along the banks, whom we supposed
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