Miscellaneous Documents Volume 51

Miscellaneous Documents Volume 51

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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. 1850 edition. Excerpt: ...of Mexican and pueblo towns) to relieve the nakedness of its appearance. We had not more than begun 'to get sight of the pueblo, when we noticed a body of Indians approaching _-_us from it. This party purported to be a deputation, headed by the govjiernor (cacique) and alcal/le, which had come out for the purpose of 'escorting the governor of New Mexico (Colonel Waslrington) into town. 'Their reception of the governor and his suite was very cordial. The.alr.-alde, I noticed, was habited in the undress frock of the officers of the.army, garnished with the white metallic button. _ After proceeding in company about a mile, we were unexpectedly-saluted, at a preconcerted signal from a chief, with an exhibition of a sham fight, in which men, young and old, and boys entered with great.spirit. _Guns were fired, dust was thrown in the air, men on foot and on.horseback could be seen running hurry-skurry hither and thither, the twar-whoop was yelled, and altogether quite an exciting scene was exhibited. Just as we reached the town, quite an interesting scene occurred. _All the male inhabitants of the place, including gray-headed old men, the middle-aged, and the youthful portion of the population, came out to see the governor and shake hands with him. It was particularly interesting-to see the juvenile portion ot the community engaged in this refined act Ex.--8 tfei i in., ' '1 'of courtesy. The governor and suite were then conducted to the case: (house) of the governor of the pueblo, where bread, in etqery variety or form, (loaf, tortilla, and guag/ave, ) watermelons, inuskmelons, " and ' peaches, were laid in profusion before us. ' _ ' 1 ' ' Governor Washington took this occasion to make known "to...show more

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  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 222g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236908368
  • 9781236908360