The Sailors News

June, 30 1519


Soon after Cortez landed in Mexico he burned all of his ships so that he and his troops would either conquer and do what they came there to do or die trying. Many of his troops thought that he was crazy but decided that their best chance of survival was to follow him. After he burned his ships he was left with only 400 Spaniards, 15 horses and some Indian followers.

Many of the wives and children of the sailors or heartbroken and angry at the decision Cortez has made. They are all wondering if they will ever see their fathers or husbands again. Some of the wives and children have lost hope in thinking that they will ever see their loved ones again.

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