chapter  19
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Hernando Costilla and Lazaro de Valiejo Aldrete to the Crown, Rio de la Hacha, January 8, 1568

They immediately sent a man ashore to speak with your majesty's general and to ask him for license to sell their goods. Your majesty's general answered that no business would be done, your majesty having so ordered. On receipt of this reply the English general again sent the interpreter to demand license to dispose of what they had brought ; otherwise, he would force trade and, further, do all the evil and damage he could.