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command at Fort St. Louis, as Captain of
Foot and Governor. We took measures
together, and formed a company of twenty
men to maintain the Fort. M. de la Foret
went away in the autumn, for Fort Frontenac,
and I began my journey to Illinois.
Being stopped by the ice, I was obliged to
halt at Montreal, where I passed the winter.
When M. de la Foret arrived there in
the spring, we took new measures-he returned
to Frontenac, and I went on to the
Illinois, where I arrived in June (I685).
M. le Chevalier de Bogis retired from his
command, according to the orders that I
brought him from M. de la Barre.
The Miamis having seriously defeated the
Illinois, it cost us I,ooo dollars to reconcile
these two nations, which I did not accomplish
without great trouble. In the autumn
I embarked for Missilimakinac, in order to
obtain news of M. de la Salle. I heard there
that Monseigneur de Denonville had succeeded
M. de la Barre; and by a letter which
he did me the honor to write to me, he expressed
his wish to see me, that we might
take measures for a war against the Iroquois,
and informed me that M. de la Salle
was engaged in seeking the mouth of the
Mississippi in the Gulf of Mexico. Upon
hearing this I resolved to go in search of
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Cox, Isaac Joslin. The journeys of Rene Robert Cavelier, sieur de La Salle, book, 1905; New York. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth6104/m1/63/: accessed April 30, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .