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some others did the same, whereupon the
natives fled. The Sieur Moranget came to
give us the alarm, though he was shot
through one of his arms, below the shoulder,
and had another slanting wound on the
breast. M. de la Salle immediately sent
some armed men to the place, who could
not find the Indians, but when day appeared
they found the Sieurs Oris and Desloges
dead upon the spot, the Sieur Gayen much
hurt, and the rest all safe and sound.
This disaster, which happened the night
of the 5th of March, very much afflicted M.
de la Salle, but he chiefly lamented M. Desloges,
a sprightly youth, who served well;
but, in short, it was their own fault, and
contrary to the charge given them, which
was to be watchful and upon their guard.
We were under apprehensions for MM. Moranget
and Gayen, lest the arrows should
be poisoned. It afterwards appeared they
were not; however, M. Moranget's cure
proved difficult, because some small vessed
The consequences of this misfortune, together
with the concern most of the best
persons who had followed M. de la Salle
were under, supported the design of those
who were for returning to France and forsaking
him, of which number were M. Dain54
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