The Journeys of Rene Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, Volume 2 Page: 62 of 268
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maville, a priest of the Seminary of St. SulPice;
the Sieur Minet, engineer, and some
others. The common discourses of M. de
la Salle's enemies, tending to discredit his
conduct and.to represent the pretended rashness
of his enterprise, contributed considerably
towards the desertion; but, his resolution
prevailing, he heard and waited all
events with patience, and always gave
his orders without appearing the least
He caused the dead to be brought to our
camp and buried them honorably, the cannon
supplying the want of bells, and then
Considered of making some safer settlement.
Ie caused all that had been saved from the
Shipwreck to be brought together into one
place, threw up intrenchments about it to
secure his effects, and perceiving that the
Water of the river where we were rolled
down violently into the sea, he fancied that
might be one of the branches of the MissisSippi,
and proposed to go up it, to see
Whether he could find any tokens of it or
of the marks which he had left when he
Went down by land to the mouth of it.
In the meantime M. de Beaujeu was preParing
to depart; the Chevalier d'Aire had
many conferences with M. de la Salle about
Sereral things; the latter demanded of M.
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