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Book VI: the adventures of de Soto. (A. D. 1538-1542.) These extracts are taken from The W
9, of a narrative by one of the companions of De Soto, first published in 1557.
I.—how de Soto de Soto set sail.
Captain Soto was the son of a squire of Xerez of Badajos.
He went into the Spanish In he gathered an hundred and fourscore ducats
De Soto. together, with that which fell to his part, hots of the ordnance to be discharged.
Ii.—De Soto attacks the Indians, and finds a fellow-count t. An arrow, where it findeth no
Landing of de Soto armor, pierceth as deeply as a crossbow.
The e Gallegos, as I have declared before.
Iv.—De Soto discovers the Mississippi.
The next day, w of Spain, as hereafter shall be shown.
V.—De Soto's vain attempts to reach the sea.
That day s in the rivers.
VI.—Death and burial of de Soto.
The next day, being the 21st of May, 1542 ch had saved his life.
[After the death of De Soto, his companions descended the Mississippi