The Journeys of Rene Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, Volume 2 Page: 95 of 268
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there being in it, among other things, M. de
la Salle's clothes, part of his papers, some
linen, a small quantity of beads and thirty
or forty pounds of meal, which was all they
The next day M. de Chedeville told me
the particulars of that misfortune, and said
that, having been some time with the bark
in the place where M. de la Salle had appointed
them to wait, their water falling
short, they had thought fit to send the boat
ashore with four or five casks to fill; that
the Sieur Planterose went in it with six of
the best men. That towards evening they
saw the boat coming back, but the wind being
contrary and night coming on, they put
out a light, which going out and the captain
neglecting to put up another, in all likelihood
the boat could not see the bark, and
they never heard of it after, nor of any of
those in it, who, it was probable, had all
That, nevertheless, they continued several
days in the same place, during which time
three or four of their men died; and at last,
having no water, they eat up their swine,
before they died with thirst, and resolved to
weigh anchor and draw near to the dwelling;
but having few hands, and those spent,
and, to add to their misfortune, the wind
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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/m1/95/: accessed August 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .