The Discoverers, Pioneers, and Settlers of North and South America from the Earliest Period (982) to the Present Time ...: The Most Important Expeditions of Survey and ... the Gradual Extension of Discovery and Civilization .... (Google eBook)

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H. Wentworth, 1853 - America - 720 pages
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Contents

Disorders of the Colony during the Ahsence of ColumhusThe Rehellion
106
Rash and Oppressive Conduct of BohadillaColumhus sent home in Chains
115
Fresh Schemes of ColumhusDeparture on his Fourth and Last Voyage
131
SEBASTIAN CABOT
138
Account of VospuciusHis Voyage to South America with OjedaHis Voyages to Brazil
146
Expedition of Balhoa in Search of the SeaContests with the NativesDis
154
THE CONQUEST OF MEXICO
165
The Landing at Vera CruzNegotiation with Montezuma Magnificent
174
The March tw Mexico commencedWar with the Tlascalans Victories
181
Suhmission of the TlascalansEntry into their CityWeak Policy of Mon
188
Description of MexicoThe Palaces and State of MontezumaHis Collections
197
Chapter VIL Imprudent Zeal of CortesResentment of the MexicansCritical Condi
211
Cortes Marches against NarvaezDefeats and Takes him PrisonerGreat
215
The War RenewedSuccess of the SpaniardsGreat Force of Indian Allies
234
Commencement of the Campaign against MexicoTaking of Iztapalapan
240
Arrival at TacuhaGrief of CortesCouspiracy against himThe Fleet
247
The Siege of Mexico ContinuedConstant FightingAttempt to Storm
253
Transactions after the SiegeTorture of GuatemozinSettlement of
266
Enterprise of CortesHis Second Return to SpainCampaign against
275
FERNANDO MAGELLAN
281
Meanness of PedrariusContract of Pizarru Almagro and I uquc Second
293
The Brothers of PizarroDeparture from SpainThird Voyage to Peru
302
Desertion of TumhezMarch South wardSun Miguel FoundedThe
308
Amhuscade of the SpaniardsVisit of Atahuallpa Impudent Speech
314
Spoil of the Temples of CuzcoArrival of AlmogroDivision of Immense
320
Condition of PeruMarch to CuzcoFight with the IndiansExecution
326
Renewed Hostility of the IncaExpedition of Gonzalo PizarroArrival
337
Conquest of Porto Rico hy Ponce de LeonHis Voyage in Search of
345

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Page 513 - It was a fearful sight to see them thus frying in the fire and the streams of blood quenching the same, and horrible was the stink and scent thereof; but the victory seemed a sweet sacrifice, and they gave the praise thereof to God...
Page 486 - Our fathers were Englishmen which came over this great ocean, and were ready to perish in this wilderness; but they cried unto the Lord, and He heard their voice and looked on their adversity," etc. "Let them therefore praise the Lord, because He is good: and His mercies endure forever.
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Page 477 - So they left that goodly and pleasant city, which had been their resting-place near twelve years ; but they knew they were PILGRIMS, and looked not much on those things, but lifted up their eyes to the heavens, their dearest country, and quieted their spirits.
Page 117 - their majesties commanded me by letter to submit to whatever Bobadilla should order in their name ; by their authority he has put upon me these chains, I will wear them until they shall order them to be taken off, and I will preserve them afterwards as relics and memorials of the reward of my services...
Page 613 - In pursuance of your instructions, to connect the reconnoissance of 1842, which I had the honor to conduct, with the surveys of Commander Wilkes on the coast of the Pacific ocean, so as to give a connected survey of the interior of our continent...
Page 135 - Little have I profited," he adds, in another, "by twenty years of service, with such toils and perils; since, at present, I do not own a roof in Spain. If I desire to eat or sleep, I have no resort but an inn; and, for the most times, have not wherewithal to pay my bill.
Page 496 - Indians ; saying, he was no liar, he was not bloody and cruel, like other Indians ; in anger and passion he was soon reclaimed ; easy to be reconciled towards such as had offended him ; ruled by reason in such measure as he would not scorn the advice of mean men ; and that he governed his men better with few strokes, than others did with many ; truly loving where he loved ; yea, he feared we had not a faithful friend left among the Indians...
Page 460 - At night we came to other mountaines, which lie from the rivers side. There wee found very loving people, and very old men : where wee were well used. Our boat went to fish, and caught great store of very good fish.
Page 477 - The next day, (July 22d,) the wind being fair, they went on board and their friends with them ; when truly doleful was the sight of that sad and mournful parting ; to see what sighs, and sobs, and prayers did sound amongst them ; what tears did gush from every eye, and pithy speeches pierced each other's heart; that sundry of the Dutch strangers, that stood on the quay as spectators, could not refrain from tears.

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