Pierre Dugua des Mons (Monts) received letters patent and, “ . . . was granted the privilege of trade and responsibility of settlement by the king. Under the terms of his commissions, he was given a trading monopoly and appointed lieutenant-general ‘of the coasts, lands and confines of Acadia, Canada and other places in New France,’ there to establish 60 colonists a year and to win the Indians to the Christian faith.”