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CHAPTER V. Rebuilding of Mexico— Mexican nobles employed to superintend it— erection of a fortress— complaints of bishop Fonseca — discovery of tin — cannon founded — new town settled near Vera Cruz— improvement of the route to Mexico, 408

CHAPTER VI. Expeditions for the discovery of the strait to the South Sea— commissioners from Spain — loss of presents sent to the emperor — a cannon of silver — treachery of Cristobal Dolid in Honduras — plans for the religious institutions of the country — objections to bishops — erec- tion of churches— the tenths — offensive regulations of trade in Cuba— agriculture— ordinances and laws, 417