The Journeys of Rene Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, Volume 1 Page: 45 of 330
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to the cabin where we had left our little
store of provisions. He thought we had
put them there for him, and therefore did
not spare them. We were very much surprised,
as we were going off to Michilimakinac,
to find him in the cabin, where he
had arrived three days before. We had
much pleasure in seeing him again, but
little to see our provisions partly consumed.
We did not delay to embark, and after two
hours' sail, the wind in the offing obliged
us to land, when I saw a fresh trail, and
directed that it should be followed. It led
to the Poutouatamis village, who had made
a portage to the bay of the Puans, [Green
Bay]. The next day, weak as we were, we
carried our canoe and all our things into this
bay, to which there was a league of portage.
We embarked in Sturgeon Creek, and turned
to the right at hazard, not knowing where
to go. After sailing for a league, we found
a number of cabins, which led us to expect
soon to find the savages.
Five leagues from this place we were
stopped by the wind for eight days, which
compelled us to consume the few provisions
we had collected together, and at last we
were without anything. We held a council,
and despairing of being able to come up
with the savages, every one asked to return
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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/m1/45/: accessed July 28, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Special Collections.