The Authentic Letters of Columbus Volume 1, No. 2

The Authentic Letters of Columbus Volume 1, No. 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1894 edition. Excerpt: ...of concessions and privileges, and I have asked him to take good care of them. I wish you would see them. The King and Queen, my sovereigns, wish to honor me now more than ever. The Holy Trinity may keep your noble persons in its keeping and increase the importance of your magnificent office." He signs himself ' The Great Admiral of the Ocean Sea, and Viceroy and Governor of the Islands and Mainland of Asia and the Indies belonging to the King and Queen, my sovereigns, The Captain General of the Sea, and a member of their Council." Upon his return to Spain in 1504, having heard nothing from the Bank or from Oderigo about these documents, he writes an indignant letter which he signs ' The Great Admiral of the Ocean, Viceroy and Governor General of the Indies, etc." He says: 'At about the same time of my departure from here, I sent to you by Francisco de Ribarol a book containing copies of several letters, and another in which all the grants and privileges given me were also copied, the whole inclosed in a red morocco case, with a silver lock. I also sent with the same man two letters to the St. George gentlemen, in which I assigned to them one-tenth of my revenues, in consideration of and compensation for the reduction made on the duties on wheat and other supplies. To nothing of this have I had any reply. Micer Francisco says that everything arrived safely. If this is the case, the failure of the St. George gentlemen to answer my letters is an act of discourtesy, for which the Treasury is by no means better off. This is the reason why it is generally said that to serve common people is to serve no one. "Another book of my privileges, equal to the one above mentioned, was left by me at Cadiz with Francisco Catanio, (who is the...show more

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  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 132g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236640853
  • 9781236640857