Reckoning the mark at eight ounces, the
gold at L.4, and the silver
at 5s 6d. per oz. this royal fifth would come to L.108,000, and the
whole treasure to five times that sum, or L.540,000. But as the
precious metals were then worth at least six times as much as now,
or would purchase six times the amount of labour or necessaries,
this first fruit of the conquest of Peru exceeded the value of three
 Of this tragical event, the illustrious Historian
of America, gives a
somewhat different account, II. 310, from Herrera and Garcilasso de la
Vega; which, as much too long for a note, is subjoined in the text to
the narrative of Zarate, and distinguished by inverted commas.—E.
 Probably the district now called Jauja:
as the x and j have nearly
the same sound in Spanish with the aspirated Greek xi.—E.
 Apparently Guancavelica, in which is the town of Vilca-bamba.—E.
 This name of Paul could hardly be Peruvian.
Manco Capac, a full
brother of Huascar, had been recognized as Inca at Cuzco; perhaps the
person named Paul by Zarate, is the same prince who is called Paullu
by Gardilasso, and may have received that name in baptism at an after
 This it probably an error of the press for Condesugo.
To the south
of Cusco, and in the plain of Peru, there are two contiguous districts
named the Condesuyos of Arequipa and Cusco, which are probably the
province alluded to in the text. The term seems Spanish; but it is not
unusual with Zarate to substitute posterior names to those of the
period concerning which he writes.—E.
 This paragraph is added from the history of America,
II. 313, to the
text of Zarate, as necessary to account for the subsequent operations
of Pizarro, after the secession of a considerable part of his original
 Tumbez seems here substituted by mistake for
Payta. San Miguel is not
less than 130 miles from Tumbez, and only about 30 from Payta—E.
 From the subsequent operations of Alvarado, this
seems an error of
the press for Quito.—E.
 Probably that now called Riobamba by the Spaniards,
about 100 miles
south from Quito.—E.
 Garcilasso says that the soldiers of both armies,
natives of Estremedura, mixed together without permission of their
officers, and made propositions of peace and amity, by which the
generals were in a great measure forced to an agreement.
 Two thousand marks of gold of eight ounces each,
and the ounce at
four pound Sterling are worth L.64,000, perhaps equivalent to near
L.460,000 of modern money.—E.