The Journeys of Rene Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, Volume 1 Page: 81 of 330
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accompanied him, with a Chaganon savage.
When three days' journey from the Naoudiche,
and short of provisions, he sent Moranget,
his servant, and the Chaganon to
hunt in a small wood, with orders to return
in the evening. When they had killed some
buffaloes they stopped to dry the meat. M.
de la Salle was uneasy, and asked the
Frenchmen who among them would go and
look for them. Duhault and Lanctot had
for a long time determined to kill M. de la
Salle, because, during the journey along the
seacoast, he had compelled the brother of
Lanctot, who was unable to keep up, to return
to the camp, and who, when returning
alone, was massacred by the savages. Lanctot
vowed to God that he would never forgive
his brother's death. As in long journeys
there are always discontented persons,
he easily found partisans. He offered, therefore,
with them, to search for M. Moranget
in order to have an opportunity to execute
their design. Having found the men, he told
them that M. de la Salle was uneasy about
them; but the others showing that they
could not set off till the next day, it was
agreed to sleep there. After supper they
arranged the order of the watch. It was
to begin with M. de Moranget; after him
was to follow the servant of M. de la Salle,
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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/m1/81/: accessed July 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Special Collections.