A General History And Collection Of Voyages And Travels, Volume 4 (Fiscle part (Of 2)

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A General History And Collection Of  Voyages And Travels, Volume 4  (Fiscle part (Of 2)
I Have Formerly Mentioned The Revolt Of De Oli. Cortes Was Much Distressed
On Receiving This Intelligence, And Immediately Sent Off His Relation,
Francisco De Las Casas, With Five Ships And A Hundred Well Appointed
Soldiers, Among Whom Were Some Of The Veteran Conquerors Of Mexico, With
Orders To Reduce De Oli. Las Casas Soon Arrived At The Bay Of Triumpho De
La Cruz, Where De Oli Had Established His Head-Quarters; And Though Las
Casas Hoisted A Signal Of Peace, De Oli Determined On Resistance, And Sent
A Number Of Soldiers In Two Armed Vessels To Oppose Las Casas, Who Ordered
Out His Boats Armed With Swivels And Musquetry To Attack Those Belonging
To De Oli. In This Affair Las Casas Was Successful, As He Sunk One Of The
Vessels Belonging To De Oli, Killed Four Of His Soldiers, And Wounded A
Great Number. On This Misfortune, And Because A Considerable Number Of His
Soldiers Were On A Detached Service In The Inland Country, For The Purpose
Of Reducing A Party Of Spaniards Under Gil Gonzalez De Avila, Who Was
Employed In Making Conquests On The River Pechin, De Oli Thought It
Advisable To Propose Terms Of Peace To Las Casas, In Hopes That His
Detachment Might Return To His Assistance. Las Casas Unfortunately Agreed
To Treat, And Remained At Sea; Partly For The Purpose Of Finding Some
Better Place Of Disembarkation, And Partly Induced By Letters From The
Friends Of Cortes Who Were Along With De Oli. That Same Night A Heavy
Storm Arose, By Which The Vessels Of Las Casas Were Driven On Shore And
Utterly Lost, And Above Thirty Of The Soldiers Perished. All The Rest Were
Made Prisoners Two Days Afterwards, Having Been All That Time On Shore
Without Food, And Almost Perished With Cold, As It Was The Season Of
Almost Incessant Rain. De Oli Obliged All His Prisoners To Swear Fidelity
To Him Against Cortes, And Then Released Them All Except Las Casas.

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