chapter  20
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The City of Rio de la Hacha to the Crown, January 8, 1568

He sent a man ashore to tell your majesty's general that he had come to trade with the burghers and to ask his approval. Your majesty's general replied that no one desired to do business with him, for your majesty so ordered. The English general again sent an emissary to ask that license be issued him to trade with the people ; otherwise, by force he would compel them to do business, taking the town and everything in it and doing the burghers all the harm.he could.