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THE JOURNEY OF CORONADO
After the whole force had left Mexico, he
ordered Don Pedro de Alarcon to set sail
with two ships that were in the port of La
Natividad on the South seacoast, and go to
the port of Xalisco to take the baggage which
the soldiers were unable to carry,' and thence
to sail along the coast near the army, because
he had understood from the reports that they
would have to go through the country near
the seacoast, and that we could find the har-
bors by means of the rivers, and that the
ships could always get news of the army,
which turned out afterward to be false, and
so all this stuff was lost, or, rather, those
who owned it lost it, as will be told farther
on. After the viceroy had completed all his
arrangements, he set off for Compostela, ac-
companied by many noble and rich men.
He kept the New Year of (fifteen hundred
and) forty-one at Pasquaro, which is the
chief place in the bishopric of Michoacan,
and from there he crossed the whole of New
Spain, taking much pleasure in enjoying
the festivals and great receptions which
were given him, till he reached Compo-
stela, which is, as I have said, 110
leagues. There he found the whole com-
pany assembled, being well treated and en-
tertained by Christobal de Oiate, who had
the whole charge of that government for
the time being. He had had the manage-
ment of it and was in command of all that
See the instructions given by Mendoza to Alar-
con, in Buckingham Smith's Florida, p. 1.
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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/m1/48/: accessed September 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .