The journey of Alvar Nuñez Cabeza de Vaca and his companions from Florida to the Pacific, 1528-1536 Page: 40 of 253
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THE JOURNEY OF
land, I preferred to share the risk with him
and his people, and suffer what they would
have to suffer, rather than take charge of
the vessels and thus give occasion for say-
ing that I opposed the journey and remained
out of fear, which would place my honor in
jeopardy. So that I would much rather ex-
pose of my life than, under these circum-
stances, my good name.
Seeing that he could not change my de-
termination, he had others approach me
about it with entreaties. But I gave the
same answer to them as to him, and he
finally provided for his lieutenant to take
command of the vessels, an alcalde named
O N Saturday, the 1st of May, the day
on which all this had happened, he
ordered that they should give to
each one of those who had to go with him,
two pounds of ship-biscuit and one-half
pound of bacon, and thus we set out upon our
journey inland. The number of people we
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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/m1/40/: accessed August 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .