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runs from the west. We continued our
journey, and crossed a great,canal, which
went towards the sea on the right. Thirty
leagues further on we saw some fishermen
on the bank of the river, and sent to reconnoitre
them. It was the village of the QuinA
ipissas, 1 who let fly their arrows upon our
men, who retired in consequence. As M.
de la Salle would not fight against any nation,
he madeius-ie ark. Twelve leagues
from this village, on the left, is that of the
Tangibaos. Scarcely eight days before this
village had been totally destroyed. Dead
bodies were lying on one another, and the
cabins were burnt. We proceeded on our
course, and after sailing 40 leagues, arrived
at the sea on the 7th of April, 1682.
M. de la Salle sent canoes to inspect the
channels; some of them went to the channel
on the right hand, some to the left, and
M. de la Salle chose the centre. In the
evening each made his report, that is to say,
that the channels were very fine, wide, and
deep. We encamped on the right bank; we
erected the arms of the King, and returned
several times to inspect the channels. The
same report was made. This river is 800
leagues long, without rapids, 400 from the
[0 The Bayougoulas and Mongoulachas of
Iberville. Cf. MARGRY IV., I20.]
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