Mexico - A General History And Collection Of Voyages And Travels - Volume 4 - By Robert Kerr
 -  For the better execution of his design, and lest
reinforcements might be sent from Nicaragua to Pizarro, he came by - Page 630
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For The Better Execution Of His Design, And Lest Reinforcements Might Be Sent From Nicaragua To Pizarro, He Came By

Sea to that place one night, where he made himself master of two large ships which had been fitted out

There expressly for the purpose of carrying a large reinforcement of men and horses to Peru. In these two ships, and in those which he brought with him from Guatimala, Alvarado set sail with five hundred men, cavalry and infantry, and landed on the coast of South America at the harbour of Puerto Viejo.

From Puerto Viejo, Alvarado marched almost due east with his army, crossing those mountains which separate the plain country of Guayaquil from the table land of Quito, which the Spaniards call the _Arcabucos_, being thickly covered with brushwood, but over which the road is tolerably easy and only moderately steep, being almost under the equator. In this march his men suffered extremely from hunger and thirst, as the country through which they went was very barren, and had neither springs nor rivulets. The only relief they could procure was from certain large canes as thick as a mans leg, in each of the joints of which they usually found rather more than a quart of excellent water. They were so much distressed by famine on this march as to be under the necessity of eating several of their horses, the flesh of which sold so high that a dead horse brought more money on this occasion than he had cost when living.

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