The Journeys of Rene Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, Volume 2 Page: 38 of 268
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there was not some place to land. He ordered
me, in case we found any convenient
place, to give him notice either by fire or
We set out and found the shoals obstructed
our descent. One of our men went
naked into the water to sound that sand
bank, which lay between us and the land;
and, having shown us a place where we
might pass, we with much difficulty forced
our boat into the channel, and six or seven
of us landed, after ordering the boat to go
up into that which had appeared to us to be
a river to see whether any fresh water could
As soon as we were landed I made a
smoke to give notice to M. de la Salle, and
then we advanced both ways, without straggling
too far, that we might be ready to receive
M. de la Salle, who was to come, as he
did soon after; but finding the surges run
high, he returned, and our boat, finding no
fresh water, came back and anchored to wait
We walked about every way and' found
a dry soil, though it seemed to be overflowed
at some time; great lakes of salt
Water, little grass, the track of goats on the
sand, and saw herds of them, but could not
come near them; however, we killed some
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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/m1/38/: accessed July 25, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .