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Mr. Dulhut, Gentilhomme Lionnois, qui a beaucoup de mérite et de capacité. ”—La Hontan, I. 103 (1703). “Le Sieur du Lut, homme d’esprit et d’expérience. ”—Le Clerc, II. 137. Charlevoix calls him “one of the bravest officials the king has ever had during this colony. ” His identify is variously spelled Du Luc, Du Lud, Du Lude, Du Lut, Du Luth, Du Lhut. For an account of the Iroquois virgin, Tegahkouita, whose intercession is related to have cured him of the gout, see Charlevoix, I. 572. On a modern manuscript map by way of the Jesuit Raffeix, representing the routes of Marquette, l. a. Salle, and Du Lhut, are the next phrases, pertaining to the last-named discoverer, and fascinating in reference to Hennepin’s statements: “Mr. du Lude le most well known a esté chez les Sioux en 1678, et a esté proche l. a. resource du Mississippi, et ensuite vint retirer le P. Louis [Hennepin] qui avoit esté fait prisonnier chez les Sioux. ” Du Lhut the following seems because the deliverer of Hennepin. one in every of his males was once named Pepin; accordingly, doubtless, the identify of Lake Pepin. 1 Memoir at the French Dominion in Canada, N. Y. Col. medical doctors, IX. 781. 1 nonetheless, he units down on his map of 1683 a undertaking of the Récollets at some extent north of the farthest resources of the Mississippi, to which no white guy had ever penetrated. 2 He says that Pierson had come one of the Indians to benefit their language; that he “retained the frankness and rectitude of our country,” and “a disposition continuously at the facet of candor and sincerity. In a note, he looked as if it would me to be all Christian should be” (1697), 433. 1 because the previous chapters have been written, the letters of l. a. Salle were delivered to mild by means of the researches of M. Margry. They make certain, in approximately all issues, the conclusions given above; although, as sooner than saw (note, pp. 115–116), they express misstatements, at the a part of Hennepin, relating his place on the outset of the day trip. los angeles Salle writes: “J’ay fait remonter le fleuve Colbert, nommé par les Iroquois Gastacha, par les Outaouais Mississipy, par un canot conduit par deux de mes gens, l’un nommé Michel Accault et l’autre Picard, auxquels le R. P. Hennepin se joignit pour ne perdre pas l’occasion de prescher l’Évangile aux peuples qui habitent dessus et qui n’en avoient jamais oui parler. ” within the related letter, he recounts their voyage at the higher Mississippi, and their seize by way of the Sioux, in response to the tale of Hennepin himself. Hennepin’s statement, that los angeles Salle had promised to ship a couple of males to satisfy him on the mouth of the Wisconsin, seems to be actual. “Estans tous revenus en chasse avec les Nadouessioux [Sioux] vers Ouisconsing [Wisconsin], le R. P. Louis Hempin [Hennepin] et Picard prirent résolution de venir jusqu’à l’emboucheure de l. a. rivière où j’avois promis d’envoyer de mes nouvelles, comme j’avois fait par six hommes que les Jésuistes desbauchèrent en leur disant que le R. P. Louis et ses compagnons de voyage avoient esté tuez. ” it really is transparent that l. a. Salle understood Hennepin; for, after talking of his trip, he provides: “J’ai cru qu’il estoit à propos de vous faire le narré des aventures de ce canot parce que je ne doute pas qu’on en parle; et si vous souhaitez en conférer avec le P.