The Journeys of Rene Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, Volume 2 Page: 63 of 268
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de Beaujeu particularly the cannon and ball
which were aboard the Joly, and had been
designed for him, which M. de Beaujeu refused,
alleging that all those things lay at
the bottom of the hold, and that he could
not rummage it without evident danger of
perishing, though at the same time he knew
we had eight pieces of cannon and not one
I know not how that affair was decided
between them, but am sure he suffered the
captain of the flyboat L'Aimable to embark
aboard M. de Beaujeu, though he deserved
to be most severely punished, had justice
been done him. His crew followed him,
contrary to what M. de Beaujeu had promised,
that he would not receive a man of
them. All that M. de la Salle could do,
though so much wronged, was to write to
France to M. de Seignelay, Minister of
State, whom he acquainted with all the particulars,
as I was informed when I returned,
and he gave the packet to M. de Beaujeu,
who sailed away for France.
-Having lost the notes I took at that time,
and being forced to rely much upon memory
for what I now write, I shall not pretend
to be any longer exact in the dates, for
fear of mistaking, and therefore I cannot
be positive as to the day of M. de Beaujeu's
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