The Journeys of Rene Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, Volume 1 Page: 41 of 330
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he spoilt them entirely by owning that they
had in all only 400 men, and that the rest
of their young men were gone to war, and
that if the Iroquois really wished for peace
they were ready to give them the beaver
skins and some slaves which they had. The
Iroquois called me to them and loaded me
with reproaches; tey told me that I was
a liar )o have said that the Illinois had
I,200o/arriors, besides the allies who had
given them assistance. Where were the
60 Frenchmen who I had told them had
been left at the village? I had much difficulty
in getting out of the scrape. The
same evening they sent back the Illinois to
tell his nation to come the next day to
within half a league of the fort, and that
they would there conclude the peace, which
in fact they did at noon. The Iroquois gavethem
presents of necklaces and merchandise.
The first necklace signified that the
Governor of New France was angry at
their having come to molest their brothers;
the second was addressed to M. de la Salle
with the same meaning; and the third, accompanied
with merchandise, bound them
as by oath to a strict alliance that hereafter
they should live as brothers. They then
separated, and the llinois believed, after
these presents, in the sincerity of the peace,
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Cox, Isaac Joslin. The Journeys of Rene Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, Volume 1, book, 1922; New York. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth6104/m1/41/: accessed August 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Special Collections.