or Teoatzinco. Shortly afterwards three pitched
battles with the Tlascalans. The affair of Cholula.
On our entry into Mexico, I was at the seizure of
Montezuma, which I do not enumerate as a warlike exploit,
but on account of its great boldness. Four months
afterwards, when with 276 men, Cortes defeated Narvaez
who had 1300. The relief of Alvarado, when the
Mexicans made incessant attacks upon us during eight
days and nights, during which I reckon eight several
battles, at all of which I was present, and in the
course of which we lost 870 men. The battle of
Obtumba or Otompan. A battle at Tepeaca.
A battle at Tezcuco. Two battles, in one of which
I was wounded in the throat by a lance. Two actions
about the maize fields near Chalco. The rash attack
on the fortresses called the Rocks of the Marquis
in our expedition round the lake. The battle
of Cuernavaca. Three battles at Xochimilco.
During the siege of Mexico, which lasted ninety-three
days, I find by my account that I was engaged in upwards
of eighty battles and skirmishes. After the conquest,
I was sent out on various expeditions to reduce Coatzacualco,
Chiapa, and the Zapotecans, in which we had several
engagements. In Chamula and Cuitlan, two engagements.
In Teapa and Chematlan two others, in one of which
I was badly wounded in the throat. I forgot to
mention, that we were pursued for nine days in our
flight from Mexico, and had to fight four battles
before the great one at Otompan. Several actions
in our expedition to Higueras and Honduras, during
which in a battle at Culacotu I had a horse killed
under me which cost 600 crowns. After my return
to Mexico, I went upon an expedition into the mountains
against the Zapotecas and Mixtecas. I have on
the whole been present in one hundred and nineteen
battles, engagements, and skirmishes; so that it is
not wonderful if I praise myself for the many and
notable services which I have rendered to God, his
majesty and all Christendom: And I give thanks
and praise to the Lord Jesus Christ, who hath preserved
me in so many dangers.
THE END OF BERNAL DIAZ.
 In this section Diaz gives a minute enumeration
of the valiant
companions who passed over
to the conquest of Mexico with the most
adventurous and most magnanimous
Don Hernando Cortes, Marquis of the
Valley. This must
assuredly be a most valuable document to vast
numbers of the present inhabitants
of New Spain, by enabling them to
trace their honourable descent
from the conquerors; but, as totally
uninteresting to the English
reader, is here omitted.—E.
 These are the ordinary municipal officers of Spanish
answerable to our mayors,
aldermen, bailiffs, constables, &c.—E.
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HISTORY OF THE DISCOVERY AND CONQUEST OF PERU, BY
FRANCISCO PIZARRO, WRITTEN BY AUGUSTINO ZARATE, TREASURER
OF THAT KINGDOM, A FEW YEARS AFTER THE CONQUEST.