The journeys of Rene Robert Cavelier, sieur de La Salle Page: 92 of 268
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their linen was no better; however, the sight
of M. de la Salle rejoiced us all. The acCount
he gave us of his journey revived
our hopes, though he had not found the fatal
river, and we thought only of making ourselves
as merry as we could. Only the sight
of the Sieur Duhaut interrupted it for some
titne. M. de la Salle asked me in an angry
manner why I had received him, and Duhaut
having given his reasons, as I and my
men did, we were all satisfied.
The next day the Sieurs le Barbier, Biborel,
Le Petit, Cavelier, the nephew; the
Surgeon and others, whom M. de la Salle
had sent to find out and carry advice to the
bark La Belle, returned and said they could
not find her, which was another fresh cause
of much uneasiness to M. de la Salle. He
had been guilty of the fault of putting
aboard her his clothes, his linen, his papers
and all his best effects, of all of which he
Was then in the utmost need. Besides, that
loss broke all the measures he had concerted
during his last expedition, because he had
resolved to cause the said bark to go up one
of the rivers he had discovered, to advance
towards those nations, with whom he had
contracted some friendship, and to send me
In the same bark, with his nephew, Moranget,
to the islands to seek for some assist85
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