Historic Bye-Ways; In Two Volumes Volume 1

Historic Bye-Ways; In Two Volumes Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1864 edition. Excerpt: ...and gave him in charge of Luiz de Mendoza. Through this spirited voL. I. 13 behaviour Magalhaes suppressed any doubts as to his authority. On the 29th of November, the promontory of San Augustine was sighted, and on the 20th of January, 1520, they were in the neighbourhood of Cape Santa Maria. To the south of the Rio la Plata the discoveries commenced on the then unknown coast of South America, where they found the Bay of San Matias on the 241th of February, and reached the Puerto de San Julian on the 31st of March. Here Magalhaes announced his determination of passing the Australian winter, to the great dissatisfaction of the captains, who would have preferred giving up all chance of an Atlantic-Pacific passage, and sailing round the Cape to India. On the 1st of April (Palm Sunday) Magalhaes had mass read ashore, and invited all the oflicers to dinner. Alvaro dc la Mezquita, who had been appointed captain of the San Antonio in the place of Cartagena, was the only one that appeared. On the same night, after the first watch, Gaspar de Quesada, captain of the Concepcion, accompanied by Juan de Cartagena and thirty armed sailors, boarded the San Antonio, and forced their way into the cabin. They put the captain in chains, and confined him in the nota.ry's cabin, where they placed a guard over him. Elloriaga, the first lieutenant of the San Antonio, ordered the men to resist, but he was cut down at once by Quesada. The crew were then disarmed, as they were distrusted, and wine and provisions distributed to the sailors. The three mutinous captains, having been so far successful, then informed the commodore that they had acted thus to defend themselves against any further ill treatment, and requested him to carry out the imperial...
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  • Paperback | 98 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 191g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123697865X
  • 9781236978653