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THE JOURNEY OF CORONADO
region when F'rancisco Vazquez was made
All were very glad when he arrived, and
he made an examination of the company and
found all those whom we have mentioned.
le assigned the captains to their companies,
and after this was done, on the next day,
after they had all heard mass, captains and
soldiers together, the viceroy made them a
very eloquent short speech, telling them of
the fidelity they owed to their general and
showing them clearly the benefits which this
expedition might afford, from the conversion
of those peoples as well as in the profit of
those who should conquer the territory, and
the advantage to His Majesty and the claim
which they would thus have on his favor
and aid at all times. After he had finished,
they all, both captains and soldiers, gave
him their oaths upon the Gospels in a Mis-
sal that they would follow their general on
this expedition and would obey him in
everything he commanded them, which they
faithfully performed, as will be seen. The
next day after this was done, the army
Started off with its colors flying. The vice-
roy, Don Antonio, went with them for two
days, and there he took leave of them, re-
turning to New Spain with his friends.
'See the writings ot Tello and Mota Padilla con-
cerning Onate. Much of the early prosperity of
New Galicia-what there was of it-seems to have
been due to Oiate's skillful management.
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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/m1/49/: accessed September 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .