The journeys of Rene Robert Cavelier, sieur de La Salle Page: 71 of 330
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There I found M. Cavelier, a priest; his
nephew, and the Father Anastatius, a Recollet,
and two men. They concealed from me
the assassination of M. de la Salle, and upon
their assuring me that he was on the Gulf
of Mexico, in good health, I received them
as if they had been M. de la Salle himself
and lent them more than seven hundred
francs (281.). M. Cavelier departed in the
spring, 1687 (i688), to give an account of
his voyage at court.
M. dte la Foret came here in the autumn
and went away in the following spring. On
the 7th of April one named Coutoure
brought me two Akansas, who danced the
calumet. They informed me of the death of
M. de la Salle, with all the circumstances
which they had heard from the lips of M.
Cavelier, who had fortunately discovered
the house I had built at Arkansas, where
the said Coutoure stayed with three Frenchmen.
He told me that the fear of not obtaining
from me what he desired had made
him conceal the death of his brother, but
that he had told them of it.
M. Cavelier told me that the Cadadbquis
had proposed to accompany him if he would
go and fight against the Spaniards. He
had objected on account of there being only
fourteen Frenchmen. They replied that
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