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ance with them, and particularly with the
Cenis and others whose names I shall mention.
He had discovered charming countries
abounding in all things that could be
wished, as well for sustenance as for making
of easy settlements, and after he and
his nephew, Moranget, had escaped two
dangerous sicknesses he returned to our
habitation with five horses he had purchased,
and arrived at it in August,1 i686.
Hearing of his voice, I was one of the
first that ran towards the river. We took
our canoes to bring him, his luggage and
some provisions over, and the horses swam
We were extraordinary glad to see our coni
mander-in-chief return safe, though his
journey had not advanced his design M.
de la Salle had not found out his river, nor
been towards the Illinois, as we had hoped.
Only eight men returned with him of twenty
he carried out, and all the visible advantage
of that journey consisted in five horses,
laden with Indian wheat, beans and some
other grain, which was put into the store.
M. de la Salle asked me, as soon as he
came, whether the Sieurs Clerc, Hurie, Duhaut,
the younger, and two others were
come, because they not being able to endure
the fatigue of the journey, he had given
[1 MARGRY III., 248.]
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