Canada, and sailed up its channel, till he could discern land on either side.
As he was unprepared to remain during the winter, it then
Aug. 9. became necessary to return; the fleet weighed anchor for Europe, and, in less than thirty days,
Holmes's Annals, i. 65. He returned in April.
Not so. Compare Hakluyt, III. 261, or Belknap, i. 163.
The excellent annalist rarely is in error, even in minute particulars.
He merits the gratitude of every student of American history.
Purchas, i. 931r 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 patent of Cartier was not issued till October, 1540; next, the a