The Journeys of Rene Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, Volume 1 Page: 84 of 330
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man with his gun, went deliberately to the
cabin of the murderers, whom they found
were out shooting with bows and arrows.
Lanctot met them, and wished them goodday
and asked how they were. They answered,
"pretty well, and that it was not
necessary to ask how they did, as they were
always eating turkeys and good venison."
Then the Englishman asked for some ammunition
and shirts, as they were provided
with everything. They replied that M. de
la Salle was their debtor, and that what
they had taken was theirs. "You will not,
then?" asked the Englishman. "No," replied
they. On which the Englishman said
to one of them, "You are a wretch; you
murdered my master," and, firing his pistol,
killed him on the spot. Duhault tried to get
into his cabin, but the Frenchman shot him
also with a pistol in the loins, which threw
him on the ground. M. Cavelier and
Father Anastatius ran to his assistance. Duhault
had hardly time to confess himself, for
the father had but just given him absolution
when he was finished by another pistol shot
at the request of the savages, who could not
endure that he should live after having
killed their chief. The Englishman took
possession of everything. He gave a share
to M. Cavelier, who, having found my abode
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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/m1/84/: accessed November 19, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Special Collections.