THE TRINIDAD HISTORICAL SOCIETY.
Publication No. 111.
Baltasar de Castro to the King.
Source : -Biblioteca Historica de Porto Rico by A. Tapia y Rivera.
1854. Translated from the Spanish.
2nd June, 1532.
The writers report that in spite of the King's commands
that no slaves are to be made of the Indians, the people of
Cubagua have armed themselves and taken many from
the Indians of Tierra Firme.
Two bergantines in pieces have arrived on ships from
Seville. They will be put together and erected and used
against the Caribs. They consider that the Caribs will have
to be enslaved to stop their attacks. Negros are required to
exploit the gold found in the hills.
They report that some twenty days ago Antonio Sedeno
resumed possession of the Contaduria by virtue of the order
which he held. He showed the cedula by which he was
authorised to appoint a tenicnte while engaged in the conquest
of Trinidad. He nominated Don Juan de la Puente and
left at once for the Island of Trinidad.
BALTASAR DE CASTRO. MARTIN EQUILEZ.
FRANCISCO MANUEL DE LAND.
JUAN DE LA PUENTE.