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he gave to France some claim to an extensive territory, on the pretext of discovery.
Chalmers's Annals, 512.
Harris's Voyages, II. 348,349.
The historians of maritime adventure agree, that
1525 Verrazzani again embarked upon an expedition, from which, it is usually added, he never returned.
Chap. I.} 1525 Feb. 24. sail once more under the auspices of France?
Fr. i. 7, 8. When the monarch had just lost every thing but honor in the disastrous 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, quo