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I found that part of it towards San Salvador extending from north to south five leagues, and the other side which we coasted along, ran…
I ordered each man to be presented with something, as strings of ten or a dozen glass beads apiece, and thongs of leather, all which…
For this purpose I determined to keep an account of the voyage, and to write down punctually every thing we performed or saw from day…
Their houses are all built in the shape of tents, with very high chimneys.
After having dispatched a meal, I went ashore, and found no habitation save a single house, and that without an occupant; we had no doubt…
Riches don’t make a man rich, they only make him busier.
I am not solicitous to examine particularly everything here, which indeed could not be done in fifty years, because my desire is to make all…
These people are very unskilled in arms… with 50 men they could all be subjected and made to do all that one wished.
Tomorrow morning before we depart, I intend to land and see what can be found in the neighborhood.
I saw a boy of the crew purchasing javelins of them with bits of platters and broken glass.
The air soft as that of Seville in April, and so fragrant that it was delicious to breathe it.
Sailed this day nineteen leagues, and determined to count less than the true number, that the crew might not be dismayed if the voyage should…
For the execution of the voyage to the Indies, I did not make use of intelligence, mathematics or maps.
But in truth, should I meet with gold or spices in great quantity, I shall remain till I collect as much as possible, and for…
No one should fear to undertake any task in the name of our Saviour, if it is just and if the intention is purely for…
Stood off and on during the night, determining not to come to anchor till morning, fearing to meet with shoals; continued our course in the…
By prevailing over all obstacles and distractions, one may unfailingly arrive at his chosen goal or destination.
Gold is a treasure, and he who possesses it does all he wishes to in this world, and succeeds in helping souls into paradise.
I am a most noteworthy sinner, but I have cried out to the Lord for grace and mercy, and they have covered me completely. I…
Following the light of the sun, we left the Old World.
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