The Journeys of Rene Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, Volume 1 Page: 95 of 330
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sary, and more numerous than set forth in
M. de la Salle's Note.
I undertake, with God's assistance, to descend
the river, to take solar observations,
to account for the expenses, and to sail to
France with the said vessel built in the Arkansas.
This is the place best adapted for
the purpose, for we should not be interrupted
by enemies; and wood and everything
necessary for subsistence is there
HENRY DE TONTY.
ADDITIONAL STATEMENT OF WHAT WILL BE
REQUIRED FOR BUILDING THE VESSEL.
THE former statement related to the expenses
of the voyage, and presents for the
savages. In case his Majesty grants the
above request, I entreat Monseigneur de
Pontchartrain to be kind enough to send
orders to M. the Intendant at Rochefort to
send the things to Messrs. the Count de
Frontenac and Champigny, and the latter to
provide twenty large canoes and forty good
men to manage them.
HENRY DE TONTY..
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