The Journeys of Rene Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, Volume 1 Page: 74 of 330
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whom I was going. I returned to Torremans
on the 26th, and brought there two
boats. We went away on the 27th. On the
29th, finding one of our men asleep when
on duty as sentinel, I reprimanded him, and
he left me. I sent two of my people to
Coroa, to spare myself the fatigue of dragging
on with our crew six leagues inland.
The Frenchman, with whom I had quarreled,
made with them a third. We slept
opposite the rivers of the Taencas, which
run from Arkansas. They came there on
the 2d, this being the place of meeting. My
Chagenon went out hunting on the other
side of the river, where he was attacked by
three Chacoumas. He killed one of them,
and was slightly wounded by an arrow on
the left breast.
On the 4th the rest of the party arrived.
On the 5th, being opposite Taencas, the
men whom I had sent to Coroa not having
brought any news of the two Frenchmen
whom I was anxious about, I sent them to
Natches. They found that this nation had
killed the two men. They retired as well
as they could, making the savages believe
that they were numerous. They arrived on
the 8th of February. We set off on the I2th
with twelve Taencas, and after a voyage of
twelve leagues to the northwest we left our
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