Mexico - A General History And Collection Of Voyages And Travels - Volume 4 - By Robert Kerr
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As The Day Was Near A Close, We Did Not Attempt Any Pursuit; But Continued Our March, In Which We Soon Descended From The Hills Into A Flat Country, Thickly Set With Farm-Houses, Among Fields Of Maize And The Maguay Plant.

We halted for the night on the banks of a brook, where we dressed our wounds with the _grease

Of a fat Indian_ who was slain in the skirmish; and though the natives had carried away all their provisions, we caught their dogs when they returned at night to the houses, and made a comfortable supper of that unusual fare. Next day, after recommending ourselves to God, we resumed our march against the Tlascalan army; both cavalry and infantry being duly instructed how to act when we came to battle; the cavalry to charge right through, and the infantry to preserve a firm array. We soon fell in with the enemy, to the number of about 6000 men in two bodies, who immediately attacked us with great spirit, discharging their arrows, shouting, and sounding their martial instruments. Cortes halted the army, and sent three prisoners to demand a peaceable conference, and to assure them we wished to treat them as brothers; ordering at the same time the notary Godoy, to witness this message officially. This message had no effect, as they attacked us more fiercely than before, on which Cortes gave the word, _St Jago, and on them_. We accordingly made a furious onset, slaying many with the first discharges of our artillery, three of their chiefs falling on this occasion.

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