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LETTERS OR DESPATCHES FERNANDO CORTES, EMPEROR CHARLES V. LETTER IV. Dated at the city of Temixtitan, {Mexico,) Oct. 15th, 1524. Most Noble, Powerful and Excellent Prince : Most Catholic and invincible Emperor, King and Lord: In the relation that I transmitted to your Majesty by the hands of Juan de Rivera, concerning what has taken place in these parts since my second despatch, 1 stated that for the purpose of establishing peace and submission to your Majesty's royal service amongst the provinces of Cuatusco, Tustepeque, Guatasca, and others bordering, upon them, situated on the North Sea,* (which after the breaking out of the rebellion in this city had thrown off their allegiance,) I had commissioned the alguazil mayor to proceed thither with a considerable force, and that he was then already on his march ; and that I had given him orders to form a settlement in those provinces to be called the town of MedelHn.t I have now to inform your

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t La villa de Medellin ; so called from the native place of Cortes.