The marquis was exceedingly anxious for the improvement of the country, giving every encouragement to the cultivation of the soil, and the establishment of colonies of Spaniards in different places. He built for himself a fine house or palace in the city of Lima, and had two sluices constructed on the river to drive mills for its supply; employing much of his leisure in superintending the workmen, and instructing the overseers how he wished the works to be carried on. He was particularly diligent in procuring the erection of a great and handsome church in Lima, and monasteries for the Dominicans and the order of Mercy; both of whom he endowed with ample estates in lands and Indians.
 The festival of St John the Evangelist is on the
5th May but the
assasination of the Marquis did not take place till the 26th June
 In a former note, it has been mentioned, on the
authority of Robertson,
that Francisco de Alcantara was the uncle of Pizarro by his mother;
yet Garcilasso calls him his brother, and perhaps he was so by a
 The language of the French translator is here
rather equivocal, but
distinctly bears the construction here given of the marquis being at
supper in the house of de Alcantara.—E.
 By Garcilasso, Velasquez is called the Chief Justice.—E.
 Garcilasso, quoting Zarate, says that the body
was dragged to church
by some negroes; the French translator says quelques miserables.—E.
 According to Garcilasso, the marquis had only
one son and one daughter,
Don Francisco being the son of his brother Gonzalo. Don Gonzalo, the
only son of the marquis, was born of a daughter of Atahualpa, not a
sister, named Angelina. Donna Francisca was the marquises daughter by
Ynes Huayllas Nusta, a daughter of the Inca Huana Capac, whose
Christian name was Donna Beatrix.—E.
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CONTINUATION OF THE EARLY HISTORY OF PERU, AFTER THE DEATH OF FRANCISCO PIZARRO, TO THE DEFEAT OF GONZALO PIZARRO, AND THE RE-ESTABLISHMENT OF TRANQUILITY IN THE COUNTRY; WRITTEN BY AUGUSTINO ZARATE.
From the revival of the civil wars in Peru, to the close of the administration of Vaca de Castro, the first governor appointed from Spain.