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WILLIAM ROBERTSON, D.D.
FELLOW OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY, AND PRINCIPAL
OF THE UNIVERSITY, OF EDINBURGH,
MEMBER OF THE ROYAL ACADEMY OF HISTORY
TO WHICH IS PREFIXED,
AN ACCOUNT OF HIS LIFE AND WRITINGS,
BY DUGALD STEWART, F.R.S. EDIN..
A NEW EDITION.
IN TWELVE VOLUMES.
PRINTED FOR CADELL AND DAVIES; F. C. AND J. RIVINGTON; G. WILKIE;
J. NUNN; J. CUTHELL; CLARKE AND SONS; LONGMAN, HURST, REES,
A M E R I CA.
BOOK V. continued.
AFTER a prosperous voyage, Narvaez Bojo K
landed his men without opposition near St. Juan de Ulua. Three soldiers, whom Cortes had sent to search for mines in that ceedings of district, immediately joined him. By this
April, accident he not only received information concerning the progress and situation of Cortes, but as these soldiers had made some progress in the knowledge of the Mexican language, he acquired interpreters, by whose means he was enabled to hold some intercourse with the people of the country. But, according to the low cunning of deserters, they framed their intelligence with more attention to what they thought would be agree. able, than to what they knew to be true; and represented the situation of Cortes to be so