mples be adorned with festive boughs.
Let Christ rejoice on earth, as he rejoices in heaven, in the prospect of the salvation of the souls of so many nations hitherto lost.
Let us also rejoice, as well on account of the exaltation of our faith, as on account of the increase of our temporal prosperity, of which not only Spain, but all Christendom, will be partakers.
Such are the events which I have briefly described.
Farewell. Christopher Columbus, Admiral of the Fleet of the Ocean. Lisbon, the 14th of March.
Ii.—Second voyage of Columbus.
[this description is taken from a letter by Dr. Chanca, physician to the fleet of Columbus, to the authorities of Seville, Dr. Chanca's residence.]
On the first Sunday after All Saints, namely, the 3d of November, 1493], about dawn, a pilot of the ship Capitana cried out, The reward!
I see the land!
The joy of the people was so great, that it was wonderful to hear their cries and exclamations of pleasure.
And they had good rea