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rity between Cartier 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 annalist can find no occupation for Cartier in Canada for one whole year; and, further, it is undisputed, that Roberval did not sail till April, 1542; and it is expressly said in the account of Roberval's voyage, Hak. III. 295, that Jaques Cartier and his company were sent with five sayles the yeere before.
Belknap makes a similar mistake, i. 178. from St.
Mar 23. Malo the next spring after the date of his commission; he arrived at the scene of his former adventures, ascende