The journeys of Rene Robert Cavelier, sieur de La Salle Page: 96 of 268
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Proving contrary, they were driven to the
Other side of the bay, where they run
That having no boat, nor men enough to
land their effects, they had endeavored to
make a float with some casks and planks,
but that, being ill made and joined together,
the first that went upon it had perished.
That having made another float, better fastened
together than the first, they had by
that means saved some sails and rigging,
several inconsiderable things, linen, clothes
and papers belonging to M. de la Salle and
Others, and then stayed ashore, expecting
to hear some news, and had found a canoe,
being the same that was before lost on the
edge of the bay, which had been driven to
the other side; and that provisions at last
beginning to fall short, they went aboard
the said canoe and came to us, fortunate in
that they had not been discovered by the
natives during their stay ashore, which was
for the space of three months, and in finding
the canoe to bring them back.
When M. de la Salle went away the Sieur
Barbier had taken upon him to go a-hunting,
as also to provide bark to cover our
houses, instead of hides, because the sun
drying and contracting them, part of the top
of our buildings was uncovered. I farther
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