The Journeys of Rene Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, Volume 2 Page: 46 of 268
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along the coast, to relieve those ashore in
time of need.
He gave me and M. Moranget, his
nephew, the command of that small company;
he furnished us with all sorts of provisions
for eight or ten days, as also arms,
tools and utensils, we might have occasion
for, of which every man made his bundle.
He also gave us written instructions
of what we were to do, the signals we were
to make, and thus we set out on the 4th
We took our way along the shore. 2Our
first day's journey was not long; we encamped
on a little rising ground, heard a
cannon shot, which made us uneasy, made
the signals that had been appointed, and the
next day, being the 5th, we held on our
march, M. Moranget bringing up the rear
and I leading the van.
I will not spend time in relating several
personal accidents, inconsiderable in themselves
or of no consequence, the most considerable
of them being the want of fresh
Water, but will proceed to say that after
three days' march we found a great river,
where we halted and made the signals
agreed on encamping on a commodious spot
[' For detailed description of this expedition cf.
/lARGRY III., 139-146.]
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