The Journeys of Rene Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, Volume 1 Page: 70 of 330
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Sables, and left it to build a fort at Niagara.
From thence I returned to Fort St. Louis
with my cousin, the Sieur Dulud, who returned
to his post with eighteen soldiers
and some savages. Having made half the
portage, which is two leagues in length,
some Hourons who followed us perceived
some Iroquois, and ran to give us warning.
There were only forty of us, and as we
thought the enemy strong, we agreed to
fall back with our ammunition towards the
Fort and get a reinforcement. We marched
all night, and, as the Sieur Dulud could not
leave his detachment, he begged me to go
to the Marquis, while he lay in ambush in
a very good position. I embarked, and
when I came to the Fort the Marquis was
unwilling to give me any men, the more
so as the militia was gone away, and he
had only some infantry remaining to escort
him; however, he sent Captain Valiennes
and fifty men to support us, who stayed at
the portage while we crossed it. We embarked,
and when clear of the land we perceived
the Iroquois on the banks of the lake.
We passed over, and I left the Sieur Dulud
at his post at Detroit. I went in company
with the Reverend Father Crevier as far as
Missilimackinac, and afterwards to Fort St.
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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/m1/70/: accessed June 25, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Special Collections.