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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Cabeza de Vaca, Alvar Nuñez 1490-1560 (search)
ere we got water the second night, until the noon of next day. We travelled 25 leagues, little more or less, and reached a town of friendly Indians. The Alcalde left us there, and went on 3 leagues farther to a town called Culiacan where was Melchior Diaz, principal Alcalde and Captain of the Province. The Alcalde Mayor knew of the expedition, and, hearing of our return, he immediately left that night and came to where we were. He wept with us, giving praises to God our Lord for having extidges, who brought with them fifteen men, and presented us beads, turquoises, and feathers. The messengers said they had not found the people of the river where we appeared, the Christians having again made them run away into the mountains. Melchior Diaz told the interpreter to speak to the natives for us; to say to them we came in the name of God, who is in heaven; that we had travelled about the world many years, telling all the people we found that they should believe in God and serve him;
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Coronado, Francisco Vasquez de 1510-1542 (search)
oyled. And because I send your Lordship our voyage drawen in a Mappe, I will speake no more thereof in this my letter. Thirtie leagues before wee arriued at the place which the father prouinciall told vs so well of in his relation, I sent Melchior Diaz before with fifteene horses, giuing him order to make but one dayes iourney of two, because hee might examine all things, against mine arriuall: who trauailed foure dayes iourney through exceeding rough Mountaines where hee found neither victpeople than in any other part of the Countrey which wee had passed, and great store of tillage. But I vnderstood that there was store thereof in another valley called The Lords valley, which I woulde not disturbe with force, but sent thither Melchior Diaz with wares of exchange to procure some, and to giue the sayde Maiz to the Indians our friendes which wee brought with vs, and to some others that had lost their cattell in the way, and were not able to carry their victuals so farre which they
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Diaz del Castillo, Bernal, 1498-1593 (search)
Diaz del Castillo, Bernal, 1498-1593 Military officer; born in Medina del Campo, Spain, about 1498; came to America as an adventurer in 1514, joining the expedition of Cordova in 1517, and of Grijalva in 1518. He served Cortez faithfully and valiantly. During his adventurous career he was engaged in 119 battles and skirmishes, and was wounded several times. He wrote a history of the conquest of New Spain, which he completed in 1568, intended to correct the misstatements of Gomara's Chronicle of New Spain, in which nearly all the glory of its conquest was given to Cortez. Diaz was a rough, unlettered soldier, and his history has been pronounced a collection of fables. He died in Guatemala, about 1593.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Porto Rico, (search)
at Rio Canas, Aug. 13, and General Miles was about to advance on San Juan from several directions, when, on Aug. 14, he was notified of the armistice, and further operations at once ceased. Under Article IV. of the protocol of peace the following commission was appointed to arrange and superintend the evacuation of the island by the Spaniards: for the United States: Maj.-Gen. John R. Brooke, Rear-Admiral Winfield S. Schley, and Brig.-Gen. William W. Gordon; for Spain: Maj.-Gen. Ortego y Diaz, Corn. Vallarino y Carrasco, and Judge-Advocate Sanchez del Aguila y Leon. On Oct. 18, the island was formally surrendered to the United States in the city of San Juan. In 1899 a census of the island was taken under the direction of the United States War Department, which by departments gave the following: Aguadilla, 99,645; Arecibo, 162,308; Bayamon, 160,046; Guayamo, 111,986; Humacao, 88,501; Mayaguez, 127,566; and Ponce, 203,191— total for the island, 953,243. The population of the p
he least of the things I have done in Mexico. Narvaez, who was both rich and covetous, haz- B Diaz C. VI. arded all his treasure on the conquest of his province; and sons of Spanish nobles and menith flying colors and boundless expectations, which the more trusty information collected by Melchior Diaz could not repress, was escorted by the viceroy for two days on its way. Never had so chivalrrying provisions, and using the chargers for packhorses, followed Coronado from Sonora, than Melchior Diaz, selecting five and twenty men from the garrison left at that place, set off towards the wes, and having in part explored the great river of the west. Fifteen leagues above its mouth, Melchior Diaz found a letter which Alarcon had deposited under a tree, announcing his discoveries and his return. Failing of a junction, Diaz went up the stream for five or six days, then crossed it on rafts, and examined the country that stretched towards the Pacific. An accidental wound cost him his l