_Sunday, 30._–We embarked at one this morning, and took from the nets
a large trout, and twenty white fish. At sunrise a smart aft breeze
sprang up, which wafted us to M. Le Roux’s house by two in the
afternoon. It was late before he and our Indians arrived; when,
according to a promise which I had made the latter, I gave them a
plentiful equipment of iron ware, ammunition, tobacco, &c., as a
recompense for the toil and inconvenience they had sustained with me.
I proposed to the English chief to proceed to the country of the Beaver
Indians, and bring them to dispose of their peltries to M. Le Roux, whom
I intended to leave there the ensuing winter. He had already engaged to
be at Athabasca, in the month of March next, with plenty of furs.