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information, that Shatemuck was one of the Mahiccan names of the
river Hudson was received from the Hon. Egbert Benson, Esq. ..- TO
THE MOST CHRISTIAN KING OF FRANCE, FRANCIS THE FIRST. The relation
q/"JoHN De Verrazzano, a Florentine, of the Land by him discouered
in the name of his Maiestie. Written in Diepe, the eight of July,
1524. c.c.c. (Hakluyt'a Voyages, vol. 2. pp. 295?300. Loml. fol.
1600.) I wrote not to your Maiesty, most Christian King, since the
time we suffered the Tempest in the North partes, of the successe
of the foure shippes, which your Maiestie sent forth to discouer
new lands by the Ocean, thinking your Maiestie had bene already
duely enformed thereof. Now by these presents I will give your
Maiestie to understand, how by the violence of the Windes we were
forced with the two shippes, die Norman and the Dolphin,
(insucheuill case as they were, ) to land in Britaine. Whereafter
wee had repayred them in all poynts as was needefull, and armed
them very well, we took our course along by the coast of Spaine,
which your Maiestie shall understand by the profite that we
receiued thereby. Afterwards with the Dolphin alone we determined
to make discouerie of new Countries, to prosecute the Nauigation we
had already begun, which I purpose at this present to recount unto
your Maiestie, to make manifest the whole proceeding of the matter.
The 17 of January, the yeere 1524, by the Grace of God, we departed
from the dishabited rocke by the isle of Madeira, appertaining to
the King of Portugal, with 50 men, with victuals, weapons, and
other ship-munition very well prouided and furnished for eight
months; and sailing Westward with a faire Easterly winde, in 25
dayes we ran 500 leagues, and the 20 of Februarie, we were
ouertaken with as sharpe and terrible a...
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