he Indies whom he had not first examined and approved.
He attended the congress which in April 1524 assembled at Badajoz
1524. to decide on the respective pretensions of Portugal and Spain to the islands of the Moluccas.
He subsequently sailed to adeira, that the Italian, parting from a fleet which had cruised successfully along the shores of Spain, sailed for Amer-
1524 Jan. 17. ica,
See Verrazzani's letter to Francis I.,
from Dieppe, July 8, 1524, in Hakluyt, III. 357—364, or in N. Y. of curiosity, and the desire to gratify a vulgar wonder.
The harbor of New York especially attracted notice,
Chap. I.} 1524 April. for its great convenience and pleasantness; the eyes of the covetous could discern mineral wealth in the hills of NMiller, in N. Y. Hist.
Coll. i. 25.
Belknap's Am. Biog.
Leaving the waters of Rhode Island, the persevering
1524 May 5. mariner sailed along the whole coast of New England to Nova Scotia, till he approached the latitude of fifty degree