The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 3, July 1899 - April, 1900 Page: 264
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their route, had it been preserved or exhibited to the king, a conse-
quence that may have been unfavorable to Mendoza's design. It was
either not of sufficient importance to require its preservation, or too
damaging to, the idea .of its leading to an expedition to, the north in
search of the Amazons, the Seven Cities, or the Northern Pass to the
Islands of Spices, to 'allow its presentation to the king on such sub-
ject, -or its preservation in -the Archivo General. At least the writer
has met with no authentic account of its having been sent to the king
or placed in the archives at Mexico; nor has he been able to find any
trace of the record made when Cabeza 'de Vaca encountered Diego
Alcaraz, of which Cabeza de Vaca says: "And I asked that there
should be given to me in testimonio the year and the month and day
I had arrived there, and the manner in which I came, and so they
made it.""7 This document might have shown that Diego Alcaraz
belonged to Pedro Almendez Chirinos' command and was in the
limits of Jalisco. It might have explained that he was one of the
captains of such command, stationed above San Miguel, or subor-
dinate to Melchor Diaz at that place; but if it did then its presenta-
tion to the king would have shown that the route of the survivors of
the Narvaez expedition was not such as would have afforded any
reliable information as !to the wonders -of Sibola, Quivira, or the
Amazons. And the map taken with this document might have shown
very much the same route traced on the sketch attached to Part II of
this paper, which would have been detrimental to the real design of
Mendoza and those interested in procuring royal permission and aid
to make the expedition to the north. But the map and document
having disappeared, their effect was obviated.
"Naufragios, Cap. XXXIII.
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