The Journeys of Rene Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, Volume 1 Page: 68 of 330
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and Dulud. I made the French and the
savages coast along the bay. After Le
Sieur Durantaye had saluted us, we returned
the salute. They had with them 30
English, whom they had taken on the Lake
Huron, at the place at which they had
reached it. We made canoes on our journey,
and coasted along Lake Erie to Niagara,
where we made a fort below the passage
to wait there for news. On our way
we took thirty more Englishmen, who were
going to Missilimackinac, commanded by
Major Gregory, who was bringing back
some Huron and Outawas slaves, taken by
the Iroquois. Had it not been for these two
moves of good luck our affairs would have
turned out badly, as we were at war with
the Iroquois. The English, from the great
quantity of brandy which they had
with them, would have gained over
our allies, and thus we should have
had all the savages and the English upon
us at once.
I sent the Sieur de la Foret forward to
inform M. de Denonville of everything. He
was at the Fort of Frontenac, and he joined
us at Fort Les Sables. The barge boat arrived
and brought us provisions. M. le
Monseigneur sent us word by it that he ex.
pected to arrive by the ioth of July at the
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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/m1/68/: accessed October 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Special Collections.