THE TRINIDAD HISTORICAL SOCIETY.
Publication No. 167.
Francisco Manuel de Lando and others to the Empress.
Source : -Historia de San an 7n Bautista de Porto Rico.
Abbad v Lasierra, 1866. Translated from the Spanish.
SAN JUAN, PORT RIco,
16th March, 1536.
Antonio Sedeno presented a Cedula before me the Teniente
by which he was given licence to take 200 men from the
Canary Islands. With these and the horses he was to make
guerra a sangre v fuego against the Caribs of Trinidad. He
and others were allowed to arm in San Juan.
As a result Antonio Sedeno collected men to go with
the object of discovering the Province of leta. We reported
this to the Audiencia of Santo Domingo which decided that
this was not within the limits of his government and that
if he went lie would as a penalty lose the half of his property.
We so notified him and withal lie still continued his
intentions because I have in Ticrra Firme, 50 horses
and 120 men and I go there with the remainder which
is another ioo horses and 200 men and this not later than
20 days hencee.
He tdoc. not comply witl the requirements of Your
Majesty that lie should personally carry out the duties of
Contador. He has collected a number of men from all
pacts and even from those established here ; has taken them
without licence causing great difficulties because they are
much excited since the news of the success in Peru. He has
taken more for this expedition than should have gone without
endangering the population ; there have been so many
tricks in this business that we can remedy none. He has
left A. de Fuente, a \ecino oflic tow tn. as his Tenientc.
FRANCISCO MANUEL D1 LANDO.
BALTAZAR DE CASTRO.
JUAN DE CASTELLANOS.
I6th March, 1536.