The journey of Alvar Nuñez Cabeza de Vaca and his companions from Florida to the Pacific, 1528-1536 Page: 57 of 253
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ALVAR NUNEZ CABEZA DE VACA
O N the next day we left Aute and
marched (all day) to the spot I had
visited on my last exploration. Our
march was extremely difficult, for neither
had we horses enough to carry the sick, nor
did we know how to relieve them. They
became worse every day, and our sufferings
Were afflicting. There it became manifest
how few resources we had for going fur-
ther, and even in case we had been provided
we did not know where to go; our men were
mostly sick and too much out of condition
to be of any use whatever. I refrain from
making a long story of it. Any one can
imagine what might be experienced in a
land so strange and so utterly without re-
sources of any kind, either for stay or for
an escape. Nevertheless, since the surest
aid was God, Our Lord, and since we never
doubted of it, something happened that put
us in a worse plight yet.
Most of the horsemen began to leave
ln secret, hoping thus to save them-
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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/m1/57/: accessed November 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .