From 1607-1609, I will sail to the mid and upper West Coast of North America, supporting Henry IV of France, as I am from France. I will deal with all obstacles as follows: Plague, Scurvy, or death: throw victims overboard so as not to spread; enemies, natives, or bad weather: avoid; Mutiny: throw all who disagree with me overboard; Failure: return as quickly as possible; Animal attacks: mend wounds and return as quickly as possible. I will avoid all obstacles if possible. If not, my crew and I will fight to the full necessity and no more. The other countries that are exploring the New World are Spain and England. If I fail, I will come back immediately.
I will need three ships, three hundred men, a navigator, a translator, a documenter, and three cooks. At this time, the other countries of Europe are looking for cities of gold, territory, and fur. At this time our country is looking for gold and territory, but I wish to go a step further. I will be looking to obtain whale oil, fish, furs, and gold. These are very plentiful on the West Coast of the New World.