ABSTRACT

I will go on to tell about this partnership, it came about in this manner :-These two great favourites of Velasquez. agreed that they would get him to appoint Cortes Captain General of the whole fleet, and that they would divide between the three of them, the spoil of gold, silver and jewels which might fall to Cortes' share. For secretly Diego Velasquez. was sending to trade and not to form a settlement, as was apparent afterwards from the inSl:ruaions given about it, although it was announced and published that the expedition was for the purpose of founding a settlement.