The Journeys of Rene Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, Volume 2 Page: 44 of 268
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them persisting in their first proposals, and
M. de la Salle perceiving that M. de Beaujeu
would not be satisfied with provisions
for fifteen days, which he thought sufficient
to go to the place where he expected to find
one of the branches of the Mississippi,
which he, with good reason, believed to be
about the shoals I have before spoken of,
nothing was concluded as to that affair. M.
d'Aire returned to his captain, and M. de la
Salle resolved to land his men, which could
not be done for some days, because of the
foul weather; but in the meantime we killed
During this little interval M. de la Salle,
being impatient to get some intelligence of
what he sought after, resolved to go himself
Upon discovery and to seek out some more
useful and commodious river than that
where they were. To that purpose he took
five or six of us along with him. We set
out one morning in so thick a fog that the
hindmost could not perceive the track of
the foremost, so that we lost M. de la Salle
for some time.
We traveled till about three in the afternoon,
finding the country for the most part
sandy, little grass, no fresh water, unless in
some sloughs, the track of abundance of
wild goats, lakes full of ducks, teals, water37
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