The Journeys of Rene Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, Volume 2 Page: 58 of 268
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During this time it was that L'Aimable
opening in the night, the next morning we
saw all the light things that were come out
of it floating about, and M. de la Salle sent
men every way, who gathered up about
thirty casks of wine and brandy, and some
of flesh, meal and grain.
When we had gathered all, as well what
had been taken out of the shipwrecked vessel
as what could be picked up in the sea,
the next thing was to regulate the provisions
we had left proportionately to the number
of men we were; and, there being no more
biscuit, meal was delivered out, and with
it we made hasty pudding with water, which
Was none of the best; some large beans and
Indian corn, part of which had taken wet,
and everything was distributed very disCreetly.
We were very much incommoded
for want of kettles, but M. de Beaujeu gave
M. de la Salle one, and he ordered another
to be brought from the bark La Belle, by
Which means we were all served.
We were still in want of canoes. M. de
la Salle sent to the camp of the Indians to
barter for some, and they who went thither
Observed that those people had made their
advantage of our shipwreck and had some
bales of Normandy blankets, and they saw
Several women had cut them in two and
Here’s what’s next.
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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/m1/58/: accessed February 20, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .