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 Page: 53 of 288
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THE JOURNEY OF CORONADO
except for the artilleryman who lost a hand
by a shot, from having ordered them to fire
before he had finished drawing out the ram-
After the town was taken, the army was
well lodged and entertained by the towns-
people, who, as they were all very well-to-do
people, took all the gentlemen and people of
quality who were with the army into their
own apartments, although they had lodgings
prepared for them all just outside the town.
Some of the townspeople were not ill repaid
for this hospitality, because all had started
with fine clothes and accoutrements, and as
they had to carry provisions on their animals
after this, they were obliged to leave their
fine stuff, so that many preferred giving it
to their hosts instead of risking it on the
sea by putting it in the ship that had fol-
lowed the army along the coast to take the
extra baggage, as I have said. After they
arrived and were being entertained in the
town, the general, by order of the viceroy
I)on Antonio, left Fernandarias de Saabedra,
Uncle of Hernandarias de Saabedra, count of
Castellar, formerly mayor of Seville, as his
lieutenant and captain in this town. The
army rested here several days, because the
inhabitants had gathered a good stock of
provisions that year and each one shared his
stock very gladly with his guests from our
army. They not only had plenty to eat
here, but they also had plenty to take away
with them, so that when the departure came
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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/m1/53/: accessed March 22, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .