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there to die,cxccpt he hath a father or brother which will carrie him (in this their flee-
ting habitation) on their necks.They vpon any difcontent.diuorcc thcmfclues & mar-
he to others,exccpt they haue had children together : and in mutual contentions they
come to buffets & bafionados,till wearines on their wiues part them, but neuer dtalc
with deadly wcapons,& fomtimes fcperate themfelues and their families, til time waft
away their indignation, and then returnc. Yet are they fierce and politick in warre.

Thefe Nations, and the Sufolas, Comos,Camoles,Quitoncs, and other namesof
Barbarifme,vfe Tobacco.and a drink made of the leaues of ccrtaine trees boyled with
water,and put vp into ccrtaJnevefTels, which theydrinke as hot as they can endure,
crying mcane-whiie,»»AoB'///^m;^f ?And when the women hcare ihis crie , they fud.
dcnlyflandftill.withoutflirringany way, although they be laden; they belceuing
that ifany woman fhould then moue her felfi: , fome cuill thing would enter into the
drink.wherof they muft die foone after; & therforc ifany fuch accidciK happen, they
cafi all away ; and likewife if a woman paffc by whiles they are brewing it,if the vcfTcl
be vncouered.Whcn the women haue their naturalll^uxc , they mufl be their owne
Cooksjbutfor no bodieelfe.They haue fome men married to other men, being attired Sodomites,
in habit of women,& performing only womanly ofSccs.In fomeplaces as they pafTed,
theirPhificians (which commonly are in fauage Nations Magicians and Priefis)had
rattles ofGourds, which they fuppofe to com fro heauen, & to haue great vertne, none
other daring to touch them.Somevfed for boylingwilde gourds, not by putting fire
vnder,but by heating floncs continually in the fire , and putting into the liquor till ic
fcethe.Some people on the Mountaines,for a third part of the ycarc eatt noshing but a
powdermadeofffraw. In fomeplaces were trees ofl'uchvenemousqualitie, that the
leaues thereofin (landing waters would poyfon whatfocuer drankc thercof.Some ac-
knowledged a ccrtaine man in heauen called >4^«<«r,whogauethemrainc &all good
things.Ail thefc people as he parted with a Negro and two others, (after he had efca-
ped Ibme of his firfi Maftcrs which held him in hard fiaueric) held them for children of
theSunnc.and therefore rccciuedthem with greatreuerence.and fcftiuaU pomp,and
conucycd them fiil to the next nationWcflward towards the South Sea,till they came
to Spaniards .ahvaicsvfing to robbe thofe people to whom they deliucred them of
theirlittlewealthjwhichdeparted from the fame with the greater content, becaufc
they fcrued the next people (and fo fuccefliucly) with like fawcc. They found fome
rich fables of muskiefent,andemralds. They were out in this Expedition and capti-
uitie,ten y cares before they could rccoucr Spaine,from 1 527. to i J37.

Theft



yy^ OfFhricU' , CHAP.y.

k ortel. ihcit. ThcicthingsfollowingOrf*/»wVfaith,hehadfromhis Nephew Crf/;«i»OmA«*, by
the relation ofaneyc-witncfle: The King giuctb, or Iclleth rather, to euerymanhis
wife. Ifa woman commit adu]tcrie,flie is bound to a tree, hcrarmes and leggcs ftret-
ched out all day^and I'ometimcs whipped. A woman, three hoiircs after fhe is dehue-
icd of a childe,carries the Infant to the riuer to wafh it. They obierue no dlfcipline in
their families with their children. They hauc fleas , which bite fo eagerly , that they
leaue a great deformitielikealepric after. They haue winged Serpents, one of which
IchiUuf.exped. 1 favv.faith l/V/ftf/d«^ Ci<«//«/?«*,the wings whereof feemed to enable it to flic a little
in Florid-ci . height from the ground. The inhabitants were very carefull to get the head thereof.as
mSotcroKcl. vvasthought/orlbmcfupcrftition. 'Bottro'^ faith,thatthey haue three forts of Harts,
part. I- W'^. and ofonc of them make the fame commodities which we doc ofourKine, keeping
them tamc.and milking them. The Spaniard hath three Garrifons on the coaft ofRo-
t\<ii.S-^'tcemo,S.Agefli/t9,znd S Philifpo.
n Gj/Jj-Ewj/.j. They are" much addi6\ed to venery.and yet abfJain from their wiues after concep-
o Dilcouerie tionknownc. WhenoFrrd<«4«^ii5'tffflentrcdFiorida,hethercfoiind3mong(ithcTn.
ofHorida and dians one Ioh» Orttz. a Spaniard.which by the fubdetieof the people, vnder colour of
y"'?'"'^ "'^''" dehucsing a Letter which they had faftened to a cleft carie,vvas t.iken and lined tweluc
y^*"' • ycares with them. r'f;><» the Lordot the place made him his Temple-keeper, became
that by night the wolucs came and carried away the dead cotps.He reported that thcfc
people arc worfh;ppers of the Diucll and vfc to offer vnto hun the hfe and bloudof
their Indian$,or ofany [ eoplc that they can come by : and when he will haue them do
that facrifice vnto him.he fpcaketh vnro them, and tells them that he is a thirti, and cn-
ioynes them this facrifice. They haue 3Prophecie,Thata white peopje fhould (ubdue
them ; wherein the French and Spanifli hauc hitherto failed in their attempts. Sot* ha-
uing in his greedy hopes negiefted the many commodities he might haue cnioyed:to
findc greater,vvas brought to fuch dumps that he thereon fickenediand after died. But
before he tookc his bed, he fent to the Cacique ofQuig3lta,to tell him,that he was the
childe ofthcSunne,3nd therefore would haue him repairetohim: he anfwered, That
if he would drie vp the Riuer,hc would bclecue him. And when he was dead, becaufc
he made the Indians bclceuc that the Chriftians were immortall.thc Spa .iards fought
to conccale his death. But the Cacique of Guachoya bufilyenquirii g forhim,they
anfwered, that he was gone to hcauen,as many times he did,and had left another in his
g(„,olib.i. place. ThcCacique thinking he was dead,P commanded two yong and well prop.or-
lioncd Indians to be brougiit thither,faying,it was their cuflom to kill iTien,whcn any
Lord died, to waitc on him by the way : which their cruellcourtcfic the Spaniards re-
fufed, denying that their Lord was dead. One Cacique asked Sete what hce was, and
why he came thither, he anfwered, that he was the fonnc of God , and came to teach
them knowledge ofthe Law. Not I'o, faith the Cacique, if God bids thee thus to kill,
ftealc,and worke allkindc ofmifchiefe.

For their crudelitie in like cafe, Landonmere tellcth , that a ftrange and vnheard-of
lightning hapned within a league of their fort.which confumcd m an inftant jOo.acrcs
of meadow, being then greene,and halfc couered with water,togcthcr with the foulcs
that were therein. It continued bnrmng three dayes together, and made the French-
men think,that for their fakes the Indians had fet fire on their dwellings & were gone
to fom other place.But a certainc Paraeoul[y,y<\nc):\ is one of thcirpettie Kings,or Ca-
ciqnes,fenttohimaPrefcnt,bcfeeching him to command his men that theyfiiould
fhoot no more towards his dwelling, thinking that the Ordnance had caufcd all this ;
which occafion he vfed to his own good, by arrogating that to himfelfe which he faw
their fimplicitic concciuedofhim. Within two dayes after this accident, fell/uch an
heate.that the Riuer (I thinke) was readic to fceth : and in the mouth of ihcRiuer were
found dead there with,fi{lie8 enow to haue laden fiftie Carts, whereof iflued by putti-
q Laiidan. was fadion.muchfickcneffe.

tolde this of Calos is neerc the Cape of Florida. The King therof made his fubiedls bcleeue.that

""*'"^^.P?'' his forccries and charms were the caufe that made the earth bring forth her fruit, 9 and
lilfcd in thofe that he might the cafier perfwade them, he retitcd himfelfe once or twice a ycare to a
parts. certainc houfe,accompanied with two or three of his friends, where he vfed inchant-



Chap. 8. AMERICA. The eight 'Booh: 777



mcnts. Ifany man offered to fee what he did, it coft him his life. Euery yeare he cffe-
rctha manin the time of harucrt, which was kept for that purpofc , and taken of luch
Spaniards as had fuffcred fhipwrscke on that coart.

They which further defirc to know the riches and commodities of thcfe Coiinf ie-,
may reforc to the Authors \a this Chapter mentioned. S\t Francis 1)r.tk^^m the yeare
i586.befideshisworthy exploits in other places, tooke the forts of S.yo^« and S.v^;'-
guHme ; whence he brought Ptdro Aloraies.znd Nichaltu Burgcignon^v^ho'ie reiacions
concerning that country M. Hackjfp hath inferred among other his painfull labours.

1)auid Ingram f reported many ftrangc things which he faith he fjw in thcfe rarts, ^ thuU in.
Elephants, Horfcs, and beaHs twice as bigge as Horfcs, their hinder parts rcfcmbling gram a^.Hif'k'
Grey- hounds; Bulls with eaics like Hounds ; beafls bigger then Bcares.without head tem.i.Edii.i ,
crneck.buthauing their eyes & mouths in their breafls : and another beaft, Ctrberiu
he calls him Co//«rX/<?,which is (faith he) the Diuell inlikeneffeofaDog, &fomtimcs
of a Calfe; with many other matters wherin he muft pardon mc, if 1 be not too prodi-
j^all of my faith. He tells alfo of punifhmcnt of adultcrie by death, the woman cutting
the adulterers throacand the necrefl kinfman.hers after many praicrs to the C^lluchio^
and a further puni(hment,in that they haiic no quick body buried with them to attend
theminto the other vvorld,as all others hcue.But they that lift to belccue, may cunfulc
with the Author. iAntbonte Cjoddard (another oU'^rams companic , left bv Sir fekit
f/^jwif;**/-) gomg another way, at Panuco yeeldcd hinifclfc to the Spjniatds : with
whom was Mt/es Philips and lob Hertop^wihoCc difcourles of their difaduentures with
the Spaniards & Indians, W.HackjHit hathpublifhed; t< hath Geddards alfo written.




Chap. VIII.
of the Countries fttmte IVeflTvard from Plorii* artd FirgtnU
towards the South Sea.
Ithertoweehauc difcouered thofe parts of this Northernc AmericSj
which trend along the North fea, which the Englifli& French nations
haue moft made knownc vnto vs : further Weftwardthe midland
countries are not fo we! known ; yet following our Spanifh guides wc
s^g^ here prefent them from their rclaiions to your view. When as Ccr^^z.
had conquered Mexico, as after followeth to be related, he was made
Admirallofthe South Seas but the goucrnment ofMexico and New Spain was, with
the title ofViceroy giuentoDo« Antonio ds Mende^^a. Thcfe t-vo,parcly in emulati-
onofeach others glorie , partly in hope of enriching themfelues, fought to difco-
ucrvnknown lands ; thconeby Sea; thelater,both by (ea andlrmd.

The Viceroy fent»ashchimrelfcteflifieth,/r<i«<r«K<i/^«tf^^* Corenado, andFrier a Inhisletter
Jliarco de JVi/.i^With 5f i?p/)(« a Negro by land: out of whoferelations we haue infcrtcd to the Empe-
thatwhichconccrnethourpurpofe./W^jr^tf'' the Frier, and Srephe^fez forthwith cer- rour.jfHjc^.
tainc Indians in this Difcoueric : and Stephen going before,came ro Ceuola, as Marks '^i'^^""'"/^
rehted/vhere he was flain : the Frier followed with his Indi.in gu!des,and palfcd tho- ^^w" Ln.
row.one place where was fmall florc of viduall.becaufe it had not thererainct^, as the on.
Inhabitants affirmcd,in three yeares fpace.The Indians call hi;n Hayoia, that is,<j r»ttH
comefromheauen. He pafled on further, leddc by the fame of C<"«(?/4,which with other
fix Cities were reported to be vnder the goucrnment of one Lord, and to haue hnufcs
offtone,con{irtingof d:ucrs flories, where were many Turquefes, with many other
ftrange reports of their markets,roultitudes, and weahh. Butbecaufe the Frier came
not there for feare of the Negros entertainment,let vs liften to <= FrancU ^'^^fqttes,vi\\o
came fjw,andonercame. e^»«.i 540.he went with his Armic from Culiacan, which is his relation.*
aoo.leagues from Mexico & after a long and tedious iournie, he at laft arriued in this
prouince,& conquered (almoft with the lofl'c of himfeHc) the firft Citic of the 7. which
he called Cranado.Twice he was ttriken down with floncs from the vvajl^as he offered
to fcale the fame:he faith that their houfes were of foure or fiuc ftories or lofcs,to which
they afcendcd on ladders; and that they had fellers vnder the ground, good.&paued.
But thofe feucn cities were fmall towns,aIl lianding in chc compafTc of foure leagues,

all-



778



Of the Countries iVeUwardfiom Florida.



Chap.S.






c Oxen of
Qumira.



f TaVmgof
Tiguez.



all called by that general! name ofC/'ao/^ or C;W<«, and none of them particularly ^o
callcd.biit hauing other peculiar names.they were oflike building. In this town which
he conquered flood 20o.hourcs,walicdabout,and jco.othcrsnot wiallcd. The Inha-
bitants had before remoued their wiues and wealth to the hill. He reportcth of beafis
there, beares,tygres,lionJ and fheep as big as horfes, with great homes, & little tailes.
Ounces alfo and ftags.That which the Indians worshipped (as far as they could learn)
was ^/^tfw^f^r.whichjfaidthey.caufed the corne to grow,and maintained their life.He
found there a garment excellently embroidered with needle-worke. Vafcjues went
hence to Tiguez,to Cicuic,and to Quiuira,as ^ Lepes de Qomara rcporteth. This way
is full of crooke-backed Oxen. Quivira is in fortie degrees, and the countrey i$
temperate. They fawfhips in the Sea, which bare Alcatoazes or Pelicans of goldc
and filuer in their provvesjladen with merchandise: which they tooke to be of China
or Cathey.

The menin thefc parts cloth & fhooe themfeUies with leather ; they haue no bread
of any kinde of graine : their chiefc food is flcfh, which they often cate raw, either for
cuftome ,or for lacke of wood.They cate the fat as they take it out of the 6xe, & drink
the bloud hot (which ofour bulls is counted poifon) and the flefli they warm(for they
feeth it not) at a fire of Oxe-dung.Thcy rather may be faid to raucn.thcn to eate it.-and
holding the flefh with their teeth, cut it with rafors of ftone.Tlicy gocin companies as
the Scythian Nomades^mzuin hoords,& many other r.ations,following the feafons
and bcft pallurings for their Oxen.Thefe oxen « are of the bignes & colour of our bul^,
but their horns are not fo great.They haue a great bunch vpon thrir fhou!ders,& more
hairc on their fore-part, then on the hinder : and it is like wooU. They haue,as it were,
a horfe-mane on their back bone,& much haire,& very long, from their knees down-
wards.They haue great tufts of haire on their forehead', and haue a kind of beard vn-
der their chins and throats.The males haue very long tailes, with a great knob or flock
at the end : fo that in fome refpefl they rcfcmble a Lion, in other the Camels, Horfes,
Gxen,Sheep,or Goats- They pufh with their hornes,and in their rage would ouertake
and kill ahorfe: for the horfcs fled from them, either for their dcformitic,or becaufc
they bad neuerfcene the like. The people haue no other riches: they are vntothein
meatjdrinkc.apparell : their hides alfo yeeld them houfes, & ropes ; theirbones, bod-
kins : their finews and haire,thrcad : theii horncs, mawes, and bladders, veflels : their
dung.fire : the Calucs-skins,budgcts,wherewith they draw and keep water.

^oOTijr/j alfo mentioneth their fheepe. which they fo call becaufe they haue Fnc
woolland homes: they are as big as horfes ; their homes weigh fifticpour.d weight a
peec'e. There are aifo Dogges which will hght with a Bull, and will carric fiftie pound
weight in Sackcswhfn they goe on hunting: or when they rem.oue from place to
place with their beards.

The Winter is long and fli3rpc,with much fnow in Cibola, and therefore they then
keepe in their Celicrs which are in place of Stoues vnto them. In the height of fcucn
and thirtie deg»-ces,at Tiguez. the cold was fo extreme.that the he rfe- and men paffed
ouer the Riuer vpon the ! ce.They there tooke a town f after liue and fortie daics (iege,
but with much lofle and little gaine.For the Indians killed thirtie horfes in a night:and
in another flew certJine Spaniards, fcntOw^Wovp into the countrey (they could not
tell whether for facrifice or for the fhew) and wounded fif ic horfes : t hey druok fnow
in ftead of water :and feeing no hope to hold out,m3de a great fire.and caft therein all
they had ofworth,and then went all out to make way by force; where they were alt
in manner flaine,but not vnreucnged.forcing fome Spaniards to accompanie them in-
to the Regions of death,and woundingmany raore,both men and horfes. The Inow
continucth in thcfe parts halfe the yeare. Quiuira is more Northerly, and yet more
temperate.The Spaniards returned to Mexico in the end of the yeare 1 542.10 no fmall
griefeofc^f»^os,«,whohadfpentinthis expedition fix thoufand Duckats. Some
Friersrtaycd.butwereflaine by the people of Quiuira, onely one man efcapcd, to
bring ncvves to Mexico.

Sir Franci-s Drake failed on the other fide of America to fortie degrees of Norther-
ly latitude, and with cold was forced to retire, although the Sun followed him all the

way



Chap.8 AMERICA. The eight 'BQoh' 779

wa y from Giiaciilco hirher (whch he failed from the fixt day of Aprill to the fift day of
lune) as if that moft cxcelieiu and heauenly Light had dcligh-cd himfelfc in his focie-
tic.and acknowledged him for his fonne,more truly then the Spaniards(whcreof anon
wefhalll eare) or that 8 P haston oi thcVocts , notable to compafl'e this compifTing g Ou'td-Meta-
iourney • cnce,he was fo good a fcholer and learned the funnes inftruftion fo well.thac morphjib.i.
hee followed him in a waierie licld , all that his fieric circle , round about this earthly
Globe,carried with the mouing winde (as it were airic wings) new ftarres.IIands^Seas,
attending and admiring the Englifli colours : and fii-ft of i' any General,/<Joy,?i^ ihegirdU h ^Ingellaaes
of the world, and encerufafswg her in his fortunate armes,cnioyed her loue. But I loofc ^"^""'(fo was
my lelfe while I findc him: and yet excellent names, I know not how, compellmcnto {j!, j^'^ "}|^^^
ftand awhile,and gaze with admiration, if not with adoration.Ths our Engli{h Knight yiftj^ne" [.„£ '
> landed on this coaft in thirtie eight degrees , where the Inhabitants prelentcd them- loft his Genc-
felucs vnto him, with prcfents of feathers, and kails ofnet-wo'ke, which he requited rnll.
with great humanuie. Themen went naked, the women knit loofe garments of bull- ' SirFraTKu
ruflies about their middles. They came a f cond time, and br^ I'ght feathers, and bags ^^^^'^'
of Tobacco and afccr a long Oration of one that was Speaker for the reft,they left their '""'^'

bowes on a hill , and came downe to our men : the women mcane w hile remaining on
the hill, tormented themfelues, tearing their flefh from their chcekcs, whereby it ap-
peared that they were about fome facrificc. The newes being further fpread, brought
the Kiiig ihithcr.which was a man of goodly flature : many tall men at ended him : two
EmhaiTadours with a long Speech ofhalfe an houre.fignified his com ng before. O c,
w ent before the King with a Scepter or Mace , whereon hanged two Crownes with
three chaines .-the Crownes were of knit-worke, wroughtartifieially with diueis co-
loured feathers, the chames of a bonie fubftance. The King followed clothed in conic-
skinnes: the people came after, all hauing their faces painted withwhite, Black, and
other colours, eucty one bringing his prefent , cucn the very children alfo. The Scep-
ter-bearer made a loudfpeech of halfe an houre, taking his words from an other which
whifpered thefame vnto him, which with a folemne applaufe being ended , they came
all down the hill in order vvithour their vveapons:the Scepter-bearer beginning a long
and dancing, wherein all the reft followed him. The King.and diuers others, made fe=
ucrall Orations or Supplication's to the Generall, to become their King .and the King
vvithafongdidfettheCrowneon thcGeneralls head , and put the chaines about his
neck, honouring him by the name oiHioh. The common fort leauing the King and his
guard,fcattered thcmfelues.with their facrifices.among our people, t.king view of all,
and to fuch as beft pleafed their fancie,which were the yongeft.offered their facrifices,
with wecping,fcratching,and teanng theii flefh,with much eftufion of bloud.TheEn-
glifh mifliked their deuotions,& diredted them to the lining God : they fhewed againe
their wounds, vvhercunto the other applied plaiflcrs and lotions. Euery third day they
broughttheirfacrificesjtilltheyperceiucdthat they weredifpleafing, And at the depar-
ture of the Eng'ifh they (by ftealth) prouidcda facrifice, t; king their departing very
grieuoufly. They found heardsofDeerefeedirgbythoufands,andtheCountriefulJof
ftrange Conicijheaded likeouis,vvith the feet ot a Want, and taile of a Cat^hauing vn-
der their chins, a bagge, into which they gather their meat when they haue filled their
bodieabroad. Thcreis no part of this earth, wherein there is notlomefpccialllikeli-
hoodofgold.orfiluer. The Generall named the Countrie^'7Vo«4^/^/<»». k NouaAlbior.,

Intheycare 1581. • tyiuguJiineRmz., aprier, learned by the report of certaine In- 1 ulp/ieof
dians called (ponchos, that toward theNorth there were certaine great Townes,not hi- china by Ft:
thcrtodifcoueredby the Spaniards :wheieupon,he,with two other companions of his J"!!* Go-nfak^,
owne Order, and eight Souldiers, went tofeeke thefe parts , and to preach vnto them. ^"'^^"M"*
They came vnto the Prouince de los Tignas^iv^o hundred and fiftie leagues Northwards
from the mines oi S. Barbara -, where one of the Friers was flaine by the Inhabitants.
This cauicd the Souldiers to returne back,but the Friers ftaied ftill behindc. The Fran-
cifcans fearing the lofle of thefe their brethren,procured ^Antonio dt Sfpeio "■• to vnder- „ ^nM'Efpeh
take this iourney, with a companie of Souldiers. He pafling the Conchos , thePafla- Nouemb.iji*
quatesthcTobvofes,cametathePatarabueyes,which is agrcatProuince,and hath ma-
ay Townes^ their houfcs flat roofed , and built of lime and ftonc , their fttects orderly

Xxx placed.



ySo Oftbe Countries leftward from Piorida. Chap,8.

placed. The people arc of great fiaturc, and haue their faces, amies, and Icggcs rafcd
a NewMesd- andpownced. Here* were many Lakes of fait- water , which atacertainetime ofthc
CO. yearc waxeth hard, and bccommeth very good fait. The Caciques kindly^ntertained

them with vifluaills and other prefents, cfpecially hides, and Chamois skins very well
drcffed, as well as thofc of Flanders : Andpafllng many daycs iourney further North-
wardsjthey came where the houfcs were foure ftorics high , well built , and in moft of
them, ttoues for the winter feafon. The men and women weare fhooes and boois with
good foalcs of neats leather , a thing not elfc where to bee feene in the Indies. In this
Prouincc they found many Idols.which they worfhipped : and particularly they had in

euery houfc an Oratorie for the Deuill.whcreinto they ordinarily carric him meat :and
(as the Papifts credt Crofles.vpon high-waics) fo haue this people certaine high Chap-
pellSjVcry well trimmed and painted, in which they fay the Deuill vfeih to take his eafc,
and to recreate himfelfe as he trauailleth from one Townc to an other. In the Prouincc
of Tiguas there were fixtecne Townes.in one of which the Friers afotefaid were flainc.
Sixc leagues from thence was the Prouincc Los Quires which worfhip Idols as their
Neighborsnhcy faw there certaine Canopies.wherin were painted,the Sunne.Moone,
and many Starrcs. It is in gyf. Hence they pafled, keeping ftill their Northerly courfc,
and found a Prouincc called Cuuames, wherewerefiue Townes, one of which was
Chia, which contained eight Market places, thehtufes were plaiflered and painted
with diuers colours : they prcfented them curious mantles, and fhcw ed them rich met-
talls. Beyond thinhey came to the Amcies, and fifteenc leagues thence, to Acoma,
which is fituatcvpon a Rock: and hath no other entrance but by a ladder, orpaireof
ftaircsjhewcn in the fame Rock : all their water was kept in Cilkrns.Thcy pafled hence
to Zuny, which the Spaniards call Cibola, and there found three Spaniards,Ieft by P^a-
fijues fortieycaresbeforc, which hadalmoft forgotten thcirownelanguagc Wcftward
from hence they came to Mohotze, where were exceeding rich mines of filuer,a$ likc-
Wifeinfomcof theothcr. Thefe parts fcemc to incline toward Virginia.

M-Ptrt^> OUartin'Pere^zlefMiteviikcth of thefe Inland parts, fromCinaioa ijpi.thatthe

flics about the MountaincTepefuan (jndeg. 2^.) arefo troublcfome, asnobeaftcan
abide therc:thc Cimmechi are warlike Indians.Some Spaniards kept there,which heard

Cinaloa.anii MaflTcfcatfly oncein aycarc. ThcProuince of Cinaloa is watered with eight Riuers,

Acir cuftoms. the foile fertile and aireholfome: extending three hundred miles Northwards, and



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