ith unsuspecting hospitality.
Leaving his ships safely moored, Cartier, in a boat, sailed up the majestic stream to the chief Indian settlement on the island of Hochelaga.
The language of its inhabitants proves them to have been of the Huron family of tribes.
Charlevoix, i. 12.
Cass, in N. Rev. XXIV. 421. The town lay at the nts.
The sovereignty of Acadia and its confines, from the fortieth to the forty-sixth degree of latitude, that is, from Philadelphia to beyond
Chap. I.} 1603. Montreal; a still wider monopoly of the fur-trade; the exclusive control of the soil, government, and trade; freedom of religion for Huguenot emigrants,—these were the preared, and one or two gardens planted.
The next year, that singularly bold
1609. adventurer, attended but by two Europeans, joined a mixed party of Hurons from Montreal, and Algonquins from Quebec, in an expedition against the Iroquois, or Five Nations, in the north of New York.
He ascended the Sorel, and explored the lake whic
trous battle of Pavia, is it probable, that the impoverished government could have sent forth another expedition?
Did he relinquish the service of France for that of England?
It is hardly a safe conjecture,
1527 that he was murdered in an encounter with savages, while on a voyage of discovery, which Henry VIII.
Memoir of S. Cabot, 271—276. Hakluyt asserts, that Verrazzani was thrice on the coast of America, and that he gave a map of it to the English monarch.
Hakl. Divers Voyages, 1582, quoted in Mem. of Cabot, p. 272. It is the common tradition, that he perished at sea, having been engaged in an expedition of which no tidings were ever heard.
Such a report might easily be spread respecting a great navigator who had disappeared from the public view; and the rumor might be adopted by an incautious historian.
It is probable, that Verrazzani had only retired from the fatigues of the life of a mariner; and, while others believed him buried in the ocean, he may have