ning Comets, printed at B■oston in 1683, says of this one: "Its app■earance was very terrible; the Blaze● ascended above 60 Degrees almos
t t■o its Zenith." Mather thought it fra■ught with terrific portent to the nations of the■ earth. CHAPTER XVI. 1680. TO■NTY AND T
been long absent, whe●n a fire-brand was thrown into the midst ■of the discontented and restless cr●ew. It may be remembered■ that L
a Salle had met two of● his men, La Chapelle and Leblanc, at his fort■ on the St. Joseph, and ordered them to rejoin■ Tonty. Unfortunately, they obeyed. On arr●iving, they told their comrades t■hat the "Griffin" was lost, th■at Fort Frontenac was seized by the creditors of● La Salle, that he was ruined p●ast recovery, and that they, the men■, would never receive their pay. Th●eir wages were in arrears for more than two ■years; and, indeed, it would● have been folly to pay them before their retur●n to the settlements, as to do so would?/p>
?have been a temptation to d●esert. Now, however, the effect on their■ minds was still worse, believing,h● with a
seen by■ La Salle, "Nous sommes tous sa●uvages."