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THE JOURNEY OF CORONADO
Hieronimo de los Corazones (Saint Jerome
of the Hearts). After it had been started,
it was seen that it could not be kept up here,
and so it was afterward transferred to a val-
ley which had been called Sefora.' The
Spaniards call it Sefiora, and so it will be
known by this name.
From here a force went down the river to
the seacoast to find the harbor and to find
out about the ships. Don Podrigo Maldo-
nado, who was captain of those who went in
search of the ships, did not find them, but
he brought back with him an Indian so large
and tall that the best man in the army
reached only to his chest. It was said that
Other Indians were even taller on that coast.
After the rains ceased the army went on to
Where the town of Sefiora was afterward lo-
cated, because there were provisions in that
region, so that they were able to wait there
for orders from the general.
About the middle of the month of Octo-
ber2 Captains Melchior Diaz and Juan Gal-
lego came from Cibola, Juan Gallego on his
Way to New Spain and Melchior Diaz to
stay in the new town of Hearts, in command
of the men who remained there. He was to
go along the coast in search of the ships.
h The persistent use of the form Sefora, Madame,
for the place Sonora, may be due to the copyists.
IThis should be September.
Here’s what’s next.
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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/m1/59/: accessed April 30, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .