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CHAP. XI. . .

Voyage to Maracaibo, in 1499

CHAP. XII.

Correspondence between Ferdinand of Spain and Lord Willoughby de

Broke-Cabot enters the service of Spain 13th September, 1512_

Revision of Maps and Charts in 1515—Appointed a Member of the

Council of the Indies Projected Expedition to the North under his

Command to Sail in March, 1516—Death of Ferdinand in January,

1516—Intrigues-Cabot returns to England .

: : 97

CHAP. XIII.

Cabot's Voyage of 1517 from England in search of the North West

Passage

103

CHAP. XIV.

Hakluyt's error with regaid to the Voyage of 1517 . . . 110

CHAP. XV.

Voyage of 1517, the one referred to by Cabot in his Letter to Ramusio . 117

CHAP. XVI.

Cabot appointed, in 1518, Pilot-Major of Spain-Summoned to attend

the Congress at Badajos, in 1524—Projected Expedition under his

Command to the Moluccas . . .

CHAP. XVII.

Jealousy of the contemplated Expedition on the part of Portugal-Mis-

sion of Diego Garcia, a Portuguese

CHAP. XVIII.

Interference with the arrangements for the Voyage Mendez appointed

second in Command contrary to the wishes of Cabot-De Rojas_The

Sealed Orders-Prejudices of the Spanish Historians-Expedition

sails

. . . . . . . 131

CHAP. XIX.

Complaints in the Squadron-Pretended Causes of Dissatisfaction,

Mutiny-Quelled by the Energy of Cabot-Happy Results-His con-

duct justified to the Emperor-Ridiculous charges suggested by Diego

Garcia

136

CHAP. XX.

Cabot enters the La Plata–Necessity for eaution-His Predecessor as

Pilot-Major killed in attempting to explore that River-Carries the

Island of St. Gabriel-His progress to St. Salvador, where a Fort is

erected-Its position-Loss in taking possession . . . 145

CHAP. XXI.

Cabot proceeds up the Parana–Erects another Fort, called Santus

Spiritus, and afterwards Fort Cabot-Its Position-Continues to

ascend-Curiosity of the Natives as to the Expedition--Passes the

Mouth of the Parana-Enters the Paraguay-Sanguinary Battle

thirty-four leagues up that River-Three Hundred of the Natives

killed, with a loss to Cabot of Twenty-five of his Party-Maintains

his Position-Garcia enters the River-Interview with Cabot-Mis-

takes of Charlevoix, &c.-Cabot returns to the Fort Santus Spiritus 152

CHAP. XXII.

Report to Charles V.--Its Contents-Prospect which it held out-

Peru contemplated in Cabot's original Plan of 1524-Specimens
found by him of the precious metals obtained thence by the Guaranis
-Emperor resolves on a great Expedition-His pecuniary embarrass-

ments—Pizarro offers to make the Conquest of Peru at his own Ex-

pense-Reflections—The Name Rio de La Plata not conferred by

Cabot-Misrepresentation on this and other points

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