The History of North and South America; From Its Discovery to the Death of General Washington

The History of North and South America; From Its Discovery to the Death of General Washington

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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. 1832 edition. Excerpt: ...force, that they soon began to make an impression on their enemies. The viceroy by great exertions, in which the abilities of a commander and courage of a soldier were equally displayed, held victory for some time in suspense. At length he fell, pierced with many wounds, and the rout of his soldiers became general. His head was cut off, and placed on the public gibbet in Quito. 723. The troops assembled by Centeno, were dispersed soon after, by Carvajal, and he himself compelled to fly to the mountains, where he remained for several months, concealed in a cave. Every person in Peru submitted to Pizarro; and by his fleet, under Pedro de Hinojosa, he had the unrivalled command of the South Sea: he had also possession of Panama, and placed a garrison in Nombre de Dios, on the opposite side of the isthmus, which rendered him master of the usual avenue of communication between Spain and Peru. 724. After this decisive victory, Pizarro and his followers remained for some time at Quito; and although they were transported with their victory, yet he and his confidants were obliged to turn their thoughts sometimes to what was serious, and deliberated with much solicitude, concerning the part he ought now to take. Carvajal had, from the beginning, warned Pizarro that in the career on which he was entering, it was in vain to think of holding a middle course; that he must either boldly aim at all, or attempt nothing. 725. Upon receiving an account of the victory at Quito, he remonstrated to him in a letter, and in a tone still more peremptory: " You have usurped," said he," the supreme power in this country, in contempt of the emperor's commission to another. You have marched in hostile array, against the royal standard; you have attacked the...show more

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  • Paperback | 142 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 268g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236607953
  • 9781236607959