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THE JOURNEY OF CORONADO
Garcia Lopez de Cardenas; Don Rodrigo
Maldonado, brother-in-law of the Duke of
the Infantado; Diego Lopez, alderman of
Seville, and Diego Gutierres, for the
All the other gentlemen were placed un-
der the flag of the general, as being distin-
guished persons, and some of them became
captains later, and their appointments were
confirmed by order of the viceroy and by the
general, Francisco Vazquez. To name some
of them whom I happen to remember, there
were Francisco de Barrionuevo, a gentleman
from Granada; Juan de Saldivar, Francisco
de Ovando, Juan Gallego, and Melchior Diaz
-a captain who had been mayor of Culiacan,
who, although he was not a gentleman,
merited the position he held. The other
gentlemen, who were prominent, were Don
Alonso Manrique de Lara; Don Lope de Ur-
rea, a gentleman from Aragon; Gomez Suarez
de Figueroa, Luis Ramirez de Vargas, Juan
de Sotomayor, Francisco Gorbalan, the com-
missioner Riberos, and other gentlemen, men
of high quality, whom I do not now recall.
The infantry captain was Pablo de Melgosa
of Burgos, and of the artillery, Hernando de
Alvarado of the mountain district. As I
say, since then I have forgotten the names
of many gentlemen. It would be well if I
could name some of them, so that it might
be clearly seen what cause I had for saying
that they had on this expedition the most
brilliant company ever collected in the In-
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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/m1/46/: accessed September 26, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .