The Journeys of Rene Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, Volume 2 Page: 79 of 268
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credit of relations, which were as false as
to the point of the ammunition and provision,s
remaining in our habitation when M.
de la Salle set out that time, as concerning
the fort well conditioned, and the magazines
or storehouses under ground, which are all
imaginary, there being nothing but the
house I have mentioned, palisaded with
some old stakes.
M. de la Salle farther ordered me not to
receive any man of those he took along with
him unless they brought an order from him
in writing, nor to hold or admit of any communication
with the natives, but rather to
fire upon them, and some other particulars
he thought fit to be observed. He had made
himself a coat of mail with small laths, to
secure himself against the arrows, which
he took along with him,; he also took the
canoes, and promised to send one back.
Five cannon shots were the signal of his
He took his way along the lower part of
the river, to march by land along the neighboring
bay, which was called of St. Louis,
the canoes keeping within sight. I was left
in the habitation with thirty-four persons,
men, women and children, and of that number
were three Recollet friars, the Sieur
Hurie, who was to command in my absence;
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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/m1/79/: accessed June 28, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .