The Journeys of Rene Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, Volume 1 Page: 82 of 330
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and then the Chaganon. After they had
kept their watch and were asleep they were
massacred, as persons attached to M. de la
Salle. At daybreak they heard the reports
of pistols, which were fired as signals by M.
de la Salle, who was coming with the
Father Recollet in search of therm The
wretches laid wait for him, placing M. Duhault's
servant in front. When M. de la
Salle came near he asked where M. Moranget
was. The servant, keeping on his hat,
answered that he was behind. As M. de la
Salle advanced to remind him of his duty
he received three balls in his head and fell
down dead. The Father Recollet was
frightened, and, thinking that he also was
to be killed, threw himself on his knees and
begged for a quarter of an hour to prepare
his soul. They replied that they were willing
to save his life. They went on together
to where M. Cavelier was and, as they advanced,
shouted: "Down with your arms."
M. de Cavelier, on hearing the noise, came
forward, and when told of the death of his
brother threw himself on his knees, making
the same request that had been made by the
Father Recollet. They granted him his life.
He asked to go and bury the body of his
brother, which was refused. Such was the
end of one of the greatest men of the age.
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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/m1/82/: accessed November 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Special Collections.