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CULTURAL READINGS: Colonization & Print in the Americas

Jay I. Kislak Foundation
Hernando CortÚs,
Power of attorney.

Manuscript, "Tenustitan" [Tenochtitlan],
July 4, 1526. 1 1/4 pages.


This letter signed by CortÚs concerns the investigation by Spanish officials of the vast Mexican colony he himself had conquered only five years previously. When called to a hearing following the mysterious death of an investigative judge sent by Charles V, CortÚs declares here that he cannot attend and appoints three deputies to act as his agents.

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