The journey of Alvar Nuñez Cabeza de Vaca and his companions from Florida to the Pacific, 1528-1536 Page: 29 of 253
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ALVAR NUNEZ CABEZA DE VACA
pitiable to look at. The trees had fallen
and the woods were blighted, and there was
neither foliage nor grass. In this condition
we were until the 5th day of the month of
November, when the Governor, with his
four vessels, arrived. They also had weath-
ered a great storm and had escaped by be-
taking themselves to a safe place in time.
The people on board of the ships and those
he found were so terrified by what had hap-
pened that they were afraid to set to sea
again in winter and begged the Governor
to remain there for that season, and he, see-
ing their good will and that of the inhabi-
tants, wintered at that place. He put into
nly charge the vessels and their crews, and
I was to go with them to the port of Xagua,
twelve leagues distant, where I remained
until the 20th day of February.
T that time the Governor came with
a brig he had bought at Trinidad,
and with him a pilot called Miruelo.
That man he had taken because he said
he knew the way and had been on the
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Cabeza de Vaca, Alvar Núñez. The journey of Alvar Nuñez Cabeza de Vaca and his companions from Florida to the Pacific, 1528-1536, book, 1922; New York. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth3001/m1/29/: accessed April 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .