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Letter of Luis Gascó de Velasco against Oñate 1601

  • Author(s): Craddock, Jerry R;
  • Polt, John H. R.
  • et al.

Luis Gasco de Velasco was one of the promoters of the desertion, by a large portion of the settlers, of the New Mexican colony that took place in 1601. This letter provides a dramatic account of the manifold miseries experienced by the colonists.

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