Ésteban Rodriguez de Figueroa

Ésteban Rodriguez de Figueroa

Chief pilot of the ship Capitana in the Legaspi armada of 1565.

21 November 1564

We departed from the port of La Navidad on two ships, a galliot, a patax, and a covered boat. The flagship was named San Pedro,

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Thursday, February 15, 1565

Seven or eight principales came in three paraos, they were intelligent and  brought palm wine, rice tamales, chickens, hogs, and sugar cane for barter. The

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February 16, 1565

On the following day, Friday, they filled their entire parao with warriors. And underneath, manning the oars were 15 to 20 natives with oars like

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