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THE JOURNEY OF CORONADO
dies to go in search of new lands. But they
were unfortunate in having a captain who
left in New Spain estates and a pretty wife,
a noble and excellent lady, which were not
the least causes for what was to happen.
Of how all the companies collected in Compostela
and set off on the journey in good order.
WHEN the viceroy Don Antonio de Men-
doza had fixed and arranged everything as
we have related, and the companies and cap-
taincies had been arranged, he advanced a
Part of their salaries from the chest of His
Majesty to those in the army who were in
greatest need. And as it seemed to him
that it would be rather hard for the friendly
Indians in the country if the army should
Start from Mexico, he ordered them to as-
semble at the city of Compostela, the chief
ity in the New Kingdom of Galicia, 110
leagues from Mexico, so that they could
begin their journey there with everything
m good order. There is nothing to tell
about what happened on this trip, since
they all finally assembled at Compostela by
shrove-tide, in the year (fifteen hundred and)
1The correct date is 1540. Castafieda carries the
error throughout the narrative.
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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/m1/47/: accessed May 29, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .