The journey of Alvar Nuñez Cabeza de Vaca and his companions from Florida to the Pacific, 1528-1536 Page: 42 of 253
The following text was automatically extracted from the image on this page using optical character recognition software:
THE JOURNEY OF
ed us in such great need, for, as we were
not used to such exposures, we felt greatly
exhausted, and were much weakened by
On the third day that we were at this
place the purser. the inspec(tor, the com-
missarv and myself jointly begged the Gov-
ernor to send out in search of a harbor, as
the Indians told us the sea was not very far
away. He forbade us to speak of it, saying
it was at a great distance, and I being the
one who most insisted, he bade me to go on
a journey of discovery and search of a port,
and said I should go on foot with forty peo-
ple. So the next day I started with the Cap-
tain Alonso del Castillo and forty men of his
company. At noon we reached sandy patches
that seemed to extend far inland. For about
one and a half leagues we walked, with the
water up to the knee, and stepping on shells
that cut our feet badly. All this gave us
much trouble, until we reached the river
which we had crossed first, and which
emptied through the same inlet, and then, as
we were too ill-provided for crossing it,
we turned back to camp and told the Gov-
Here’s what’s next.
This book can be searched. Note: Results may vary based on the legibility of text within the document.
Tools / Downloads
Get a copy of this page or view the extracted text.
Citing and Sharing
Basic information for referencing this web page. We also provide extended guidance on usage rights, references, copying or embedding.
Reference the current page of this Book.
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/m1/42/: accessed May 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .