Christopher Columbus and the New world of his discovery; a narrative, with a note on the navigation of Columbus's first voyage by the Earl of Dunraven (Google eBook)

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J.B. Lippincott company, 1906
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Page 132 - I ought to be judged as a captain who went from Spain to the Indies to conquer a people, warlike and numerous...
Page 337 - ... equipped, the said Admiral Don Christopher Columbus may, if he wishes, contribute and pay the eighth part of all that may be expended in the equipment. And also that he may have and take of the profit, the eighth part of all which may result from such equipment. It so pleases their Highnesses. John de Coloma. These are executed and despatched with the responses of your Highnesses at the end of each article in the town of Santa Fe~ de la Vega de Granada, on the seventeenth day of April in...
Page 371 - I say to Don Diego, my son, and direct, that when he receives sufficient revenue from the said Majorat and inheritance, that he shall maintain three Chaplains in a chapel which he shall have builded, who shall say three masses each day, one to the honour of the Holy Trinity, another to the Conception of our Lady, and the other for the souls of all the faithful dead, and for my soul and the souls of my father and mother and wife. And if his fortune is sufficient he may make the said chapel honourable,...
Page 340 - Don Ferdinand and Donna Isabella, by the grace of God King and Queen of Castile, Leon, Aragon, Sicily, Granada, Toledo...
Page 133 - The gate to the gold and pearls is now open, and plenty of everything precious stones, spices and a thousand other things may be surely expected, and never could a worse misfortune befall me : for by the name of our Lord the first voyage would yield them just as much as would the traffic of Arabia Felix as far as Mecca, as I wrote to their Highnesses by Antonio de Torres in my reply respecting the repartition of the sea and land with the Portuguese; and afterwards it would equal that...
Page 121 - Apocalypse, after he had spoken of it by the mouth of Isaiah, he made me the messenger and He showed me where to go. In all there was incredulity, and to the queen my lady He gave the spirit of understanding and great courage, and He made her the heiress of all, as His dear and very loved daughter. I went to take possession of all this in her royal name. All wished to cover the ignorance in which they were sunk, hiding their little knowledge by speaking of difficulties and expense. Her highness on...
Page 367 - XMY el Almirante. CODICIL EXECUTED AT VALLADOLID MAY 19, 1506 IN the noble city of Valladolid, on the igth day of the month of May in the year of the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ 1506, before me, Pedro de Hinojedo, Clerk of the Court of their Highnesses and Notary Public of Province in their Court and Chancery, and their Clerk and Notary Public in all their Kingdoms and Seigniories ; and in the presence of the witnesses below written : The...
Page 179 - What more did He for Moses or for His servant David? Since thou wast born, ever has He had thee in His most watchful care. When He saw thee of an age with which He was content, He caused thy name to sound marvellously in the land. The Indies, which are so rich a part of the world, He gave thee for thine own; thou hast divided them as it pleased thee, and He enabled thee to do this. Of the barriers of the Ocean sea, which were closed with such mighty chains, He gave thee the keys; and thou wast obeyed...
Page 359 - Don Diego my son, or any other who may inherit this estate, on coming into possession of the inheritance, shall sign with the signature which I now make use of, which is an X with an S over it, and an M with a Roman A over it, and over that an S, and then a Greek Y, with an S over it, with its lines and points as is my custom, as may be seen by my signatures, of which there are many, and it will be seen by the present one. He shall only write " the Admiral," whatever other titles the king may have...
Page 342 - ACQUIRE; and they shall treat with you, and with your said lieutenants whom you may place in the said offices of ADMIRAL, VICEROY and GOVERNOR, about everything appertaining thereto, and shall pay and cause to be paid to you the salary, dues and other things annexed and appertaining to the said offices, and shall observe and cause to be observed towards you all the honours, graces, favours, liberties, pre-eminences, prerogatives, exemptions, immunities and all other things, and each of them, which...

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