The name of Don Augustin de Certavallos was scarcely known beyond the limits of the little town in which he resided, though he found a secret pleasure himself in pointing it out, in large scrolls of musty documents, to an only child, as enrolled among the former heroes and grandees of Old and of New Spain
. This fact, so important to himself and of so little moment to any body else, was the principal reason, that while his more vivacious Gallic neighbours were not slow to open a frank communion with their visiters, he chose to keep aloof, seemingly content with the society of his daughter, who was a girl just emerging from the condition of childhood into that of a woman.
I told him it would be very hard that I should be made the instrument of their deliverance, and that they should afterwards make me their prisoner in New Spain
, where an Englishman was certain to be made a sacrifice, what necessity or what accident soever brought him thither; and that I had rather be delivered up to the savages, and be devoured alive, than fall into the merciless claws of the priests, and be carried into the Inquisition.
But it was actually the Rio Grande, and Pike was in New Spain
. When Spanish troops arrested him, Pike told them he did not know where he was.
Revered by Indians and Creoles in New Spain
yet vilified by European friars and aristocrats, Juan de Palafox exemplifies the tensions and contradictions that bedeviled the displaced administrators of Spain's far-flung empire.
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After recounting his seven years of loyal and unfailing service as a scribe (escribano) in Mexico City, Mariano Espinosa proceeded to express his concerns to the magistrates of the Sala del Crimen, the high criminal court of New Spain
. In a 1795 petition for a remunerated appointment in the Sala, he complained about "the onerous duties of (his current) position, working throughout the day and night....
PRE-SEASON signing Mikel Arteta last night admitted he is desperate to dazzle for Rangers and catch the eye of new Spain
boss Inaki Saez next season.
In search of Cibola, one of the legendary cities of gold, Coronado set forth in 1540 for New Spain
's northern frontier with a 1,200-man army and five Franciscan friars.
The documents present the Spanish view of this period in the history of New Spain
. While Espinosa's historical introduction presents a straight-forward picture of Pueblo-Spanish history, he provides a very meager analysis of the events and people recounted in the volume's documents.
To correct the record he wrote his Historia verdadera de la conquista de la Nueva Espana (True History of the Conquest of New Spain