The journeys of Rene Robert Cavelier, sieur de La Salle Page: 80 of 268
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one of the Sieurs Duhaut, the Sieurs Thibault
and a surgeon.
Our provisions being very small, and it
being requisite to spare them for the sick,
we were obliged to apply ourselves to fishing
and shooting. Both of them at first
Proved very unsuccessful, especially the latter,
because we were not yet well versed in
them, and M. de la Salle had taken our
huntsman along with him, but at length
necessity made us more expert. We killed
beeves, some of which I caused to be dried,
and they were a considerable help to subsist
Some days after the canoe M. de la Salle
had promised me arrived with three soldiers,
who brought us the news of the loss
of the huntsman M. de la Salle had taken
With him, and who had been found dead
With cold in a ditch, where he had lain down
to rest after hunting, which troubled us all
Very much. They also informed us that
M. de la Salle, advancing towards some
dwellings the natives had abandoned after
a small resistance, some of whom had been
Wounded as they fled, they had taken and
brought a girl and a woman, who was shot
through the thigh, of which she died.
The canoe was a great help to us to carry
What we killed, which, being brought to our
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