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**First-hand information about the conquest of Florida by Pedro Menéndez de Avilés in 1565**
1630. *(Don Gerónimo de Camargo), Por Don Martin Menendez de Auilés, sucessor del Mayorazgo que fundô Pedro Menendez de Auilés, Adelantado de la Prouincia de la Florida. Con El señor Fiscal del Consejo Real de las Indias. Sobre Que su Magestad cumpla con dar al Adelantado lo que le prometio, por razon de la Conquista de dicha prouincia* [np.nd.] c. 1630. (see leaf 13 - [1]609]. 20ll. Sign.: A-K2; Fol. (31 cm). At end autograph signature of el Licenciado Don Gerónimo de Camargo [member of the Consejo Real and Fiscal in the Real Consejo Indias] Iberian Books 30699Of the utmost rarity: the OCLC registers one copy in Biblioteca Nacional de España. Not in Servies, A Bibliography of Florida or Alden. Documents such as this are very rare because they were printed only for the few persons involved in the lawsuit.This lawsuit provides much information about the conquest of Florida by Pedro Menéndez de Avilés who occupied Florida for the Spanish Crown. The lawsuit between Martín Menéndez de Avilés and his son of the same name, 'adelantados de la Florida', direct descendants of the first 'adelantado', Pedro Menéndez de Avilés, against the Spanish King began in 1600.The lawsuit revolves around the 'capitulación' that Pedro Martínez de Avilés signed with Philip II in 1565 for the conquest of the 'provincia de la Florida'. In this 'capitulación', as Camargo states, Martínez de Avilés undertook to finance the conquest of Florida out of his own pocket for the first three years, take five hundred men and settle 'dos o tres lugares' wherever he thought suitable. These 'lugares', as Cama … [Click Below for Full Description]
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