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    Pedro Menéndez de Avilés sailing order, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available In the age of piracy on the high seas, sailing instructions were top-secret documents upon which rested the security of the king's fleet and his treasure. Here, Menéndez de Avilés, governor of Florida, gives Don Cristóbal de Eraso complicated and detailed instructions for sailing to Spain on the Buenaventura with his fleet, via the islands of Flores and San Miguel. He is admonished not ...
    • Contributor: Menéndez De Avilés, Pedro - Jay I. Kislak Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1572
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    East Florida records, 1737-1858 Diplomatic, military, economic, judicial, legal, and administrative records of the Spanish colonial government of East Florida for the period of its second occupation, 1783-1821. Includes royal orders and decrees, census and other vital records, and papers relating to such matters as trade and shipping, surveys, hospitals, Indians, slaves, and Louisiana.
    • Date: 1737
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    Pedro Menéndez de Avilés sailing order, 1572 July 3 In the age of piracy on the high seas, sailing instructions were top-secret documents upon which rested the security of the king's fleet and his treasure. Here, Menéndez de Avilés, governor of Florida, gives Don Cristóbal de Eraso complicated and detailed instructions for sailing to Spain on the Buenaventura with his fleet, via the islands of Flores and San Miguel. He is admonished not ...
    • Contributor: Menéndez De Avilés, Pedro
    • Date: 1572

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    Proceedings of the Consejo de Indias, Catalog Record Only Record of the discussion of a proposal of Col. Juan Gaspar de Turriegel to colonize New Spain with 6,000 German and Flemish Catholic colonists.
    • Contributor: Consejo De Indias (Spain)
    • Date: 1767
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    Relacion del successo tubo el Señor Marqués de Cadereyta del Consejo de Guerra de Su Magestad y su Capitán General de la armada de la guardia de la carrera de las Indias ... Catalog Record Only Lope Diéz de Aux de Armendáriz, marqués de Cadereyta, was a Spanish admiral and later the first American-born viceroy of New Spain (1635-1640). This document relates to his distinguished career in command of naval convoys escorting treasure ships from the Indies to Spain.
    • Date: 1633
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    Hernán Cortés grant of dowry, Catalog Record Only In this document, Hernando Cortés justifies a large dowry to Doña Isabel, the late Emperor Montezuma's (1480?-1520) eldest daughter, when she married a nobleman of considerable standing in New Spain. Cortés recounts the importance of Montezuma's aid to the Spanish during the conquest of Mexico. Cortés, who served as guardian for Montezuma's daughters and as Captain General of New Spain, was a generous trustee, ...
    • Contributor: Cortés, Hernán
    • Date: 1526
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    Dictamen sobre el projecto de las seis mil familias alemanas para la America, Catalog Record Only Report, by an unidentified person, of the conditions in the various Spanish-American dominions with reflections on the unsuitability of the project for sending six thousand German families to colonize America. Apparently a response to a proposal of Col. Juan Gaspar de Turriegel to colonize New Spain with 6,000 German and Flemish Catholic colonists.
    • Date: 1760