The journey of Alvar Nuñez Cabeza de Vaca and his companions from Florida to the Pacific, 1528-1536 Page: 56 of 253
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THE JOURNEY OF
on the following day in search of it, accom-
panied by the commissary, the captain Cas-
tillo, Andres Dorantes, seven horsemen and
fifty foot. We marched until sunset, reach-
ing an inlet or arm of the sea, where we
found plenty of oysters on which the peo-
ple feasted, and we gave many thanks to
God for bringing us there.
The next day I sent twenty men to
reconnoiter the coast and explore it, who
returned on the day following at night-
fall, saying that these inlets and bays
were very large and went so far in-
land as greatly to impede our investiga-
tions, and that the coast was still at a great
distance. Hearing this and considering
how ill-prepared we were for the task, I re-
turned to where the Governor was. We
found him sick, together with many others.
The night before, Indians had made an at-
tack, putting them in great stress, owing to
their enfeebled condition. The Indians had
also killed one of their horses. I reported
upon my journey and on the bad condition
of the country. That day we remained
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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/m1/56/: accessed November 18, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .