The Journeys of Rene Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, Volume 2 Page: 83 of 268
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misfortunes, he caused flesh to be dried,
and with that and the other provisions he
victualled the bark La Belle. He caused it
to advance into the bay, put a good number
of men on board to secure it, among whom
were M. Chedeville, the priest, and Planterose
of Rouen, and ordered them not to stir
from that place till they heard from him,
and not to go ashore, unless with a good
guard and necessary precautions.
Next he chose out twenty men, embarked
on two canoes he had left, and, being come
ashore, caused the canoes to be sunk in the
river, and every man to take up his bundle,
consisting of arms, tools, some utensils for
the kitchen, a few goods to trade with the
natives, if he should find any sociable, and
so advanced into the country, to try if any
notice could be had of the Mississippi.
After several days' march they came to a
good, pleasant river, which they afterwards
called La Maligne. M. de la Salle marching
at the head of the company, and having
ordered M. Moranget to keep in the rear, it
happened that Duhaut stopping to mend his
knapsack and shoes, which were in a bad
condition, the Sieur Moranget, coming up,
commanded him to march; he desired hina
to stay a little; Moranget would not, but
held on his way. Duhaut followed sone
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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/m1/83/: accessed August 19, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .