The Journeys of Rene Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, Volume 2 Page: 85 of 268
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could do no otherwise, and I made it my
business to examine into his behavior, but
could find nothing to lay to his charge. We
continued some time longer as we had been
before, during which I caused another little
wooden structure to be made of timber I had
got together, and in it I lodged the women
and maidens by themselves. Having hitherto
said nothing of the situation of our
dwelling of St. Louis, nor of the nature of
the country we were in, I will here venture
upon a plain but true description.
We were in about the 27th degree of
north latitude, two leagues up the country,
near the Bay of St. Louis and the bank of
the River aux Boeufs, on a little hillock,
whence we discovered vast and beautiful
plains, extending very far to the westward,
all level and full of greens, which afford
pasture to an infinite number of beeves and
Turning from the west to the southward,
there appeared other plains adorned with
several little woods of several sorts of trees.
Towards the south and east were the bay
and the plains that hem it in from the east;
to the northward was the river running
along by a little hill, beyond which there
were other large plains, with some little
tufts of wood at small distances, terminat78
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