332 LETTERS OF CORTES. days had elapsed ; during which time your Majesty will see what labors, dangers, and calamities your subjects endured ; and their deeds afford the best evidence how much they exposed their lives.*
- The anniversary of the capture of Guatimotziu, and the consequent fall of
the city, was regularly observed with great pomp and ceremony at Mexico during the three centuries of Spanish rule ; but since the revolution, and the predominance of the Indian interest, all this has been changed.