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Left at half-past two, passed the great rocks, many nameless points, the flat rapid and camped there, made nine leagues. July 26: At five o'clock passed Pointe à Colas, One Eyed Man's Point, St. Marie Stream, Iroquois Point, Presque Isle, Cardinal's Point, Les Galops, where we dined. Started again at half-past two, passed Pole Cove, so named because the river is now free from rapids as far as Frontenac so the boatmen no longer need poles and throw them away here. Drunkard's Point, Isle aux Galops, Pointe Galette, Fort Presentation,32 where we arrived at half-past four and where we spent the night.

De Rigaud on his expedition, claiming that they would go very little out of their way if they returned by way of Toronto, and, lastly, prayers that they should not respond to the bad advice of those who wished to destroy their obedience to their fathers' orders. To confirm these last two propositions, they were given two wampum belts which were put at the feet of the two principal chiefs. The Menominee orator then got up, gave thanks for the presents, accepted the belts, and promised that all would follow M.

Petty jealousies divert the talents and sap the energies of the men at the top. Officers grope their way to bed for want of candles. A courier who arrives in Montreal after more than three months' travel from Louisiana is kept waiting at the governor's door with no more attention paid to him than if he had come to Paris from Versailles. As the tide turns in Britain's favor, Bougainville's criticisms of the conduct of the war mount: "What a country! " (p. 222). Editor Edward P. Hamilton provides annotations on people and places but basically leaves Bougainville to speak for himself.

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