The Journeys of Rene Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, Volume 2 Page: 71 of 268
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the Sieur le Gros, who lay in the magazine,
or warehouse, and was in no condition to
defend himself, because his leg was still
swollen and put him to much pain. The execution
was to be by stabbing. One of the
conspirators revealed this to the Sieur Davault,
a hunter, who immediately came and
acquainted me. I did not just then take
notice of what I had been told, but in the
evening, when they returned from hunting,
I caused one to be secured, who presently
confessed all. His accomplice was also
seized, and it was very troublesome to secure
them till the time when we should remove.
About the middle of July the bark La
Belle came and anchored near us. An order
was brought from M. de la Salle directing
me to put aboard it all the effects that were
in our fort, to make a float of the timber I
had caused to be squared, if time would permit;
if not, to bury it in the ground. Every
man set his hand to the work, with all possible
diligence, and our two prisoners were
put aboard, as was also M. le Gros and his
surgeon, with all our effects.
The float was begun with immense labor,
but the weather proving very stormy
and holding very long, I was obliged to
cause what had been done to be taken to
pieces and to bury the timber in the sand
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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/m1/71/: accessed August 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .