The Journeys of Rene Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, Volume 2 Page: 81 of 268
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habitation, found employment for all persons,
some to flay, others to cut up and
others to dry it. At other times I set some
of our men to throw up a trench about our
Thus we spent our time till about the middle
of January, I686, when, being all one
evening in our mansion, the sentinel came
in to acquaint me that he heard a voice towards
the river. Some men ran thither immediately,
and found a man in a canoe crying,
Dominick, which was the name of
young Duhaut, who was with us. The sight
of that made me apprehensive lest some disaster
was befallen M. de la Salle. I drew
near and perceived it was Duhaut, the elder,
that was returned.
I asked him whether he had any letters
from M. de la Salle; he answered that he
had not. It gave me some uneasiness, considering
I was forbid admitting any man
without an order in writing, and I was almost
resolved to secure him; but the ac.count
he gave me of the occasion of his
ireturning wholly cleared him. I admitted
'him, and he told me the whole matter, as
M. de la Salle having stayed some time
on the seashore, near the place where the
bark was at anchor, he resolved to try 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/m1/81/: accessed June 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .