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In treating on this part of the subject, it is not a very easy task, wholly to avoid that collision of opinions which is inseparable from free governments, and which constitutes so great a part in the annals of United America. This, however difficult, the writer has endeavoured to avoid, confining himself, as much as possible, to a history of facts, and to those only that are of a national concern. His principal object has been to present his readers with a comprehensive view of the whok, without any respect to the politics of a single state or party; and to excite, if possible, a zeal for the general welfare and honour of our common country....How far he has succeeded in this, as well as other parts of the work, must be left to the candid reader; to whom it is now very respectfully submitted

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OF THE FIRST VOLUME.

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Introduction to Discovery of America

1
Talents and Perseverance of Columbus

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Columbus applies to several Powers for Means to Sail

to the Westward

Columbus Sails from Palos

Discovers Land, one of the Bahama Islands

2:

Columbus proceeds upon a Second voyage

32

Discovers one of the Leeward Islands, naming it Deseado ib.

Returns to Spain with great Treasures

Sails on his Third Voyage

Arrives at Trinidad

45

Mutiny of Roldan
Columbus sent to Spain in Iróns

50

Ovando appointed Governor of Hispaniola

Columbus sails from Cadiz on his Fourth Voyage, and

Ärrives off St. Domingo

Sails for Honduras, Yucatan, &c.

56

Shipwrecked on the Coast of Cuba

57

Death of Columbus

62

Anacoana cruelly treated by Ovando

64
Balboa First discovers the great Pacific Ocean

73
Cortes accompanies Velasques to Cuba

81
Cortes invades Mexico

85

Character of Montezuma

89

Montezuma meets Cortes with

great Pompa

103

Montezuma made Prisoner

107

Cortes gets entire Possession of

Mexico

138

Magellan sails from Seville for new discoveries

140
Account of Pizarro

147

Conquest of Peru

160

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