The journey of Alvar Nuñez Cabeza de Vaca and his companions from Florida to the Pacific, 1528-1536 Page: 33 of 253
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ALVAR NUNEZ CABEZA DE VACA
FTER another day the Governor re-
solved to penetrate inland to ex-
plore the country and see what it
contained. We went with him-the com-
missary, the inspector and myself, with
forty men, among them six horsemen, who
seemed likely to be of but little use. We
took the direction of the north, and at the
hour of vespers reached a very large bay,
which appeared to sweep far inland. After
remaining there that night and the next
day, we returned to the place where the ves-
sels and the men were. The Governor or-
dered the brigantine to coast towards Flor-
ida in search of the port which Miruelo, the
pilot, had said he knew, but he had missed
it and did not know where we were, nor
where the port was. So word was sent to
the brigantine, in case it were not found to
cross over to Habana in quest of the vessel
of Alvaro de la Cerda, and, after taking in
some supplies, to come after us again.
After the brigantine left we again pene-
trated inland, the same persons as before,
with some more men. We followed 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/m1/33/: accessed August 21, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .