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- New attempts in North-America (1577-1602)
- In fact there will be only one attempt made by Catholics
between 1534 and 1627. In 1598, De La Roche will make a
settlement on a little island offshore of Nova-Scotia. It
will end in 1603.
- In 1598, with the proclamation of the Edict of Nantes,
Huguenots merchants will be interested in settlement in
North-America. Mr. De Pontgravé will obtain the monopoly
on fur trade for Canada and Acadia. He will choose a
Huguenot, Pierre Chauvin to establish a permanent trading
post at Tadoussac in 1600.
- Chauvin will bring with him only Protestant ministers
even if the settlers are Catholics. Scurvy will kill ten
of the fifteen inhabitants during the winter. Tadoussac
will become a seasonal trading post.
- After eighty years of attempt, France has not succeed in
taking foot in America. The next attempt will be the