Mexico - A General History And Collection Of Voyages And Travels - Volume 4 - By Robert Kerr
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of the commission he had received from the governor of Cuba - Page 130
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About This Time, Narvaez Transmitted To Cortes A Copy Of The Commission He Had Received From The Governor Of Cuba, The Particulars Of Which I Shall Detail Hereafter.

Cortes received regular intelligence of every thing done by Narvaez, partly from the friends he had made in the

Adverse army and partly from Sandoval, who now informed him that five persons of consideration had joined from the army of Narvaez, who alleged for their reason, that being the relations of the oydor Vasquez, who had met with such injurious treatment, they had little hopes of being themselves well used; and he added, that these persons said Narvaez meant very soon to march to Mexico against us. On this being made known to such of us as Cortes used generally to consult with, he agreed with us in opinion that it was advisable for us to march immediately against Narvaez and his army, leaving the command in Mexico with Alvarado; and we left under his charge all those men who were not inclined to be of the present hazardous expedition, and all whom we suspected to have an inclination for the party of Narvaez or Velasquez. We also left with Alvarado a sufficient supply of provisions, in case the Mexicans should refuse to supply him, and because the late harvest had been deficient, in consequence of too dry a season. Our quarters were strengthened by the addition of a good pallisade, and, besides four heavy guns, we left a garrison of eighty-three men, twenty-four of whom were armed with muskets or cross-bows:

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