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to work at the fort, and it was finished in
During the winter I gave all the nations
notice of what we had done to defend them
from the Iroquois, through whom they had
lost 700 people in previous years. They
approved of our good intentions, and established
themselves, to the number of 300
cabins, near the Fort Illinois, as well Miamis
as Chawanons [Shawnees].
TONTY'S MEMOIR. PART II.
TONTY ON THE ILLINOIS AND MISSISSIPPI
M. DE LA SALLE departed for France in
the month of September, leaving me to command
the fort. He met on his way the
Chevalier de Bogis [Baugy], whom M. de
la Barre had sent with letters, ordering M.
de la Salle to Quebec, who had no trouble
in making the journey, as he was met with
on the road. M. de la Salle wrote to me
to receive M. de Bogis well, which I did.
The winter passed, and on the 20th of
March, 1684, being informed that the IroUThis
date is no doubt correct, for there is a
letter of La Salle's in existence, dated at Fort St.
Louis, April 2, 1683.
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