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was still a desert. Laudonmere, in Hakluyt, III. 371—384. Compare De Thou, a contemporary, l. XLIV.; Charlevoix, N. Fr. i. 24—35 Ensayo Cronologico, 42—45; L'Escarbot, Nouv. Fr. i. 41—62. After the treacherous peace between Charles IX. 1564. and the Huguenots, Coligny renewed his solicitations for the colonization of Florida. The king gave consent; three ships were conceded for the service; and Laudonniere, who, in the former voyage, had been upon the American coast, a man of great e men. Mutinies were frequent. The men were mad with the passion for sudden wealth; and a party, under the pretence of desiring to escape from famine, compelled Laudonniere to sign an order, permitting their embarkation for New Spain. No sooner 1564. Dec. 8. were they possessed of this apparent sanction of the chief, than they equipped two vessels, and began a career of piracy against the Spaniards. Thus the French were the aggressors in the first act of hostility in the New World; an act o