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The commission gave Cartier full authority to ransack the prisons; to rescue the unfortunate and the criminal; and to make up the complement of his men from their number.
Thieves or homicides, the spendthrift or the fraudulent bankrupt, the debtors to justice or its victims, prisoners rightfully or wrongfully detained, excepting only those arrested for treason or counterfeiting money,—these were the people by whom the colony was, in part, to be established.
Hazard, i. 19—21.
The division of authority between Cartier and Ro-
1541 berval of itself defeated the enterprise.
Hakluyt, III. 286—297. Roberval was ambitious of power; and Cartier desired the exclusive honor of discovery. .They neither embarked in company, nor acted in concert.
Holmes, in Annals, i. 70, 71, places the departure of Cartier May 23, 1540.
He follows, undoubtedly, the date in Hak. III. 286; which is, however, a misprint, or an error.
For, first the paten<