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things that amount to something, and those
that do not they make so remarkable that
they appear to be something impossible to
believe. This may very well have been
caused by the fact that, as that country was
not permanently occupied, there has not been
anyone who was willing to spend his time in
writing about its peculiarities, because all
knowledge was lost of that which it was not
the pleasure of God-He alone knows the
reason-that they should enjoy.
In truth, he who wishes to employ him-
self thus in writing out the things that hap-
pened on the expedition, and the things that
were seen in those lands, and the ceremonies
and customs of the natives, will have matter
enough to test his judgment, and I believe
that the result can not fail to be an account
which, describing only the truth, will be so
remarkable that it will seem incredible.
And besides, I think that the twenty
years and more since that expedition took
place have been the cause of some stories
which are related. For example, some make
it an uninhabitable country, others have it
bordering on Florida, and still others on
Greater India, which does not appear to be
a slight difference. They are unable to give
any basis upon which to found their state-
ments. There are those who tell about
some very peculiar animals, who are contra-
dicted by others who were on the expe-
dition, declaring that there was nothing of
the sort seen. Others differ as to the limits
Here’s what’s next.
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Winship, George Parker. The journey of Coronado, 1540-1542, from the city of Mexico to the Grand Canon of the Colorado and the buffalo plains of Texas, Kansas and Nebraska, as told by himself and his followers, book, 1922; New York. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth3161/m1/30/: accessed June 28, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .