The Journeys of Rene Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, Volume 2 Page: 43 of 268
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Beaujeu in his yawl returning from land
with the Sieur Minet, an engineer, who told
us they had been in a sort of salt pool, two
or three leagues from the place where the
ships were at anchor; we held on our way
One of our boats, which was gone ahead
of us, had been a league and a half up the
river, without finding any fresh water in
its channel, but some men wandering about
to the right and left had met with divers
rivulets of very good water, wherewith
many casks were filled.
We lay ashore, and our hunters having
that day killed a good store of ducks, bustards
and teal, and the next day two goats,
M. de la Salle sent M. de Beaujeu part. We
feasted upon the rest, and that good sport
put several gentlemen that were then aboard
M. de Beaujeu, among whom were M. du
Hamel, the ensign and the King's clerk,
upon coming ashore to partake of the diversion;
but they took much pains and were
not successful in their sport.
In the meantime many casks were filled
with water, as well for our ship as for M.
de Beaujeu's. Some days after M. d'Aire,
the lieutenant, came ashore to confer with
M. de la Salle and to know how he would
manage about the provisions; but both of
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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/m1/43/: accessed October 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .