The Journeys of Rene Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, Volume 2 Page: 78 of 268
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The bark was also discovered by M. de
la Salle, who was on the other side, which
made him draw near and land, whence he
sent his canoe to the said bark, and M. Moranget,
who commanded it, went aboard to
tneet him. The loss of the boat troubled
M. de la Salle. I sent a canoe to bring him,
but to no purpose; however, the trunks were
Put aboard the bark.
M. Cavelier, the priest, being recovered,
M. de la Salle prepared to set out with all
Speed. He was pleased to honor me with
the conmmand during his absence, and left
me an inventory of all that was in our habitation,
consisting of eight pieces of cannon,
two hundred firelocks, as many cutlasses, a
hundred barrels of powder, three thousand
Weight of balls, about three hundred weight
of other lead, some bars of iron, twenty
Packs of iron to make nails, some iron work
and tools, as hatches and the like.
As for provisions, all that were left me
amounted to twenty casks of meal, one cask
and a half of wine, three-quarters of a cask
of brandy, and, for living creatures, some
few swine, a cock and a hen, which is very
short of what has been published by the
author of a book entitled "The First Establishment
in New France"; but the reason
Of it is that he compiled his work upon the
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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/m1/78/: accessed January 24, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .