The Journeys of Rene Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, Volume 2 Page: 36 of 268
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when we were carrying them back they
made some signs to us, by which we conceived
they would signify to us that there
was a great river that way we were passed,
and that it occasioned the shoals we had
The wind changing the same day, we
weighed anchor and stood to the southward,
to get into the offing, till the I4th, in the
morning, when we were becalmed. At noon
we were in 28 51' of north latitude. The
wind freshened, and in the evening we held
on our course, but only for a short time, because
the wind setting us towards the shore,
we were obliged to anchor again, whereupon
M. de la Salle again resolved to send ashore,
and the same persons embarked in the same
boats to that effect.
We met with the same obstacles that had
hindered us the day before-that is, the high
sea-which would not permit us to come
near the shore, and were obliged to drop
anchor in fourteen feet water. The sight of
abundance of goats and bullocks, differing
in shape from ours, and running along the
coast, heightened our earnestness to be
ashore. We therefore sounded to see
whether we might get to land by stripping,
and found we were on a flat, which had four
feet water, but that beyond it there was a
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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/m1/36/: accessed October 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .