The Journeys of Rene Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, Volume 2 Page: 72 of 268
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the best we could, that the natives might
not find it.
We then set out towards the place where
the Indians had been encamped, when M. de
la Salle went the first time to see them. We
found no creature, and lay there that night,
and so proceeded along the seacoast, withOut
any accident, to the camp of Sieur
Hurie, which was a post in the way, where
M. de la Salle had ordered all our effects to
be laid up. It had no other inclosure but
chests and barrels, but there was nothing to
fear from the Europeans.
We spent the night at that post, and two
canoes coming thither the next morning, I
Went aboard one of them with part of my
company and joined M. de la Salle the next
day at the place where he had resolved to
make his new settlement. I gave him an account
of all that had happened, and was
anlazed to see things so ill begun and so little
advanced. As for the plantation, the
Seed and grain put into the ground was
either lost through drought or eaten by
birds or beasts. There were several dead,
and among them the Sieur de Villeperdry;
many sick, and of that number M. Cavelier,
the priest; no shelter but a little square
place staked in, where the powder was and
Some casks of brandy; many other incon65
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