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CHAPTER 111

The Emperor Montezuma ; Landing of the Spaniards—their Negotiations with Montezuma-His impolicy:

Splendid Presents ; Cortes Revolts against Velasquez-Forms an Alliance with the Totonacs—Destroy

their Idols-Sets forth for Mexico,.....

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CHAPTER IV.

The March towart Merico; Spirited Resistance of the Tiascalans ; Success of the Spaniards--their Dis-

evur geneats; Firmness of Cortes ; Submission of the Tlasealans; Singular Change of Feeling: Du-

placity of Cartes; His Zeal for Conversion.....

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Submission of Provinces ; Cortes marches on Cholula; Plo: Discovered ; Massacre of the Cholulans; the

Mared to Mexico Resumed; Weak Poliey of Montezuma ; the Entrance into Mexico; Interviews with

the Emperor His Generosity and Affability........

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CHAPTER VI.

Denkeription of the Ameient Capital of Tenochtitlan or Menico; the Places of Montezuma ; His Colleo-

bees of Natural History ; Superstition of the Spaniards ; Hadeous Scenes of Sacrifice ; Reflections.... 124

PAOR.

Vaprincipled Scheme of Cortes ; His Treacherous Seizure of Montezuma; Burning of the Aztec

Chiefs; Outrage on the Emperor's Person; Frustrated Conspiracy of the Princes; the Caciques

swear Allegiance to the Spanish Crown; Affecting Scene; Great Tribute of Treasure ; Rapacity of

Cortes,......

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OBAPTIR VIII.

Religious Zeal of Cortes; Discontent of the Mexicans; Dangerous Position of the Spaniards ; Trans-

actions at the Court of Spain ; Velasquez dispatches an Expedition against Cortes ; Cortes marches

against Narvaez; Defeates and takes him Prisoner ; His Politic Conduct after Victory; His Forces

greatly augmented,..

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CHAPTER 1X

Massacre of the Caciques by Alvarado; the Garrison Besieged ; Cortes returns to Mexico; His Anger and

Insolence; General Attack by the Aztecs; Desperate Conflict for many days; Montezuma addresses the

People; Disustrous Result; The Great Teocalli taken by Storm,...

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CHAPTER X.

Cortes prepares to leave the City; Death of Montezuma; The “Noche Triste," or Miserable Night; Great

Slaughter of Spaniards and Tlascalans on the Causeway of Tacuba ; 'The Retreat to Tlascala ; Battle

of Otumba, and Extraordinary Victory of the Spaniards....

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CHAPTER XI.

Fidelity of the Tlascalan Chiefs; Resolution of Cortes ; the War renewed; Great Successes of the Span-

iards ; Sagacious Policy of Cortes; He acquires a Great Force of Native Allies ; Death of Cuitlahua,

and Accession of Guatemozin to the Azteo Throne; Cortes marches to the Valley of Mexico; Takes up

his Quarters at Tezcuco,....

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CHAPTER XII.

The Campaign against Mexico renewed ; Iztapalapan and other cities taken by Storm; Great Accessions

to the Power of Cortes; Brigantines transported overland from Tlascala ; Many Battles with the

Aztecs——their Resolution ; Cortes marches around the Lakes, and storms many Cities—Arrives at

Tacuba ; Singular Display of Emotion,.......

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CHAPTER XXIII.

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Santa Anna's Change of Policy; General Scott's Plan of Campaign; Defeat of the Mexican Army at Buena

Vista; Mexican Politics; Capture of Vera Cruz; March into the Interior; Battle of Cerro Gordo; Occu-
pation of Puebla ; Guerilla Warfare; Fruitless Negotiations ; Advance on the Capital,........

XXIV.
Movements of Santa Anna ; His Plans Thwarted by Valencia ; Battle of Contreras ; Seizure of San An-

tonio; Battle of Churubusco; Negotiations; Storming of the Molino del Rey and the Casa Mata-of
the Fortress of Chapultepec; Evacuation of the City; its Occupation by the American Forces; Final
Military Operations ; Treaty at Guadalupe Hidalgo,.....

CHAPTER XXV.

Summary of Naval Operations ; Colonel Kearney's Proceedings in New Mexico; Events in California;

Union of Colonel Fremont with Commodore Stockton; Kearney's Arrival at San Diego; Campaign of

the Combined Forces; Disputes between the American Commanders ; Colonel Doniphan's Services; Mex-

ico, since the Conclusion of Peace with the United States ; Return of Santa Anna; Difficulties relating

to the Mesilla Valley,.....

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Cruel and Audacious Scheme of Pizarro ; the Visit of the Inca ; Scene with the Friar, Valverde ; Terrible

Massacre of the Peruvians ; Seizure of the Inca; his Fortitude; Plunder of the City and Camp; Extra-
ordinary Offer of Ransom; the Murder of Huascar,.....

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Juan Ponce de Leon-His Voyage in Search of the Fountain of Youth ; Discovery of Florida ; His Seo

ond Expedition ; His Death ; Disastrous Attempts of Allyon and Narvaez ; Hernando de Soto- Ap
pointed Governor of Cuba; His Expedition to Florida ; March to the Interior ; Contests with the In
dians,...

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