The History of America, 2

The History of America, 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. 1783 edition. Excerpt: ...his own, and favoured the execution of the schemes which be had formed. From the time that the suspicions of Velasquez broke out with open violence in the attempts to deprive Cortes of the comand, he saw Schemes of tne necessity of dissolving a connection which would obstruct and embarrass all his operations, and watched for a proper opportunity of coming to a final rupture with him. Having this in view, he had laboured by every art to secure the esteem and affection of his soldiers. With his abilities for command, it was easy to gain their esteem; and his followers were quickly satisfied that they might rely, with perfect confidence, on the conduct and courage of their leader. Nor was it more difficult to acquire their affection. Among adventurers, nearly of the fame rank, and serving at their own expence, the dignity of command did not elevate a general above mingling with those who acted under him. Cortes availed himself of of this freedom of intercourse, to insinuate himself into their favour, and by his affable manners, by f B. Diaz. c. 40. well 1519. well-timed acts of liberality to some, by inspiring all with vast hopes, and by allowing them to trade privately with the natives 1, he attached the greater part of his soldiers so firmly to himself, that they almost forgot that the armament had been fitted out by the authority, and at the expence, of another. During those intrigues Teutile arrived with -'s add.re!i the present from Montezuma, and, together with themou. it, delivered the ultimate order of that monarch to depart instantly out of his dominions; and when Cortes, instead of complying, renewed his request of an audience, the Mexican turned from him abruptly, and quitted the camp with looks and gestures which strongly expressed...show more

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  • Paperback | 114 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 218g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123656393X
  • 9781236563934