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History of the Conquest of Mexico, With a Preliminary View of the Ancient Mexican Civilisation, and the Life of the Conqueror, Hernando Cortés (Volume ... and the Life of the Conqueror, Hernando
by:William Hickling Prescott
Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1850. Excerpt: ... No. XVI.--See Vol. 111,'p. 228. FUNERAL OBSEQUIES OP CORTES. [The original of this document is in the Hospital of Jesus, at Mexico; and the following literal translation was...
Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1850. Excerpt: ... No. XVI.--See Vol. 111,'p. 228. FUNERAL OBSEQUIES OP CORTES. [The original of this document is in the Hospital of Jesus, at Mexico; and the following literal translation was made from a copy sent to me from that capital.] THE INTERMENT OF THE MARQUESS OP THE VALLEY OP OAJACA, HERNAN CORTES, AND OP HIS DESCENDANT, DON PEDRO CORTES, WHICH TOOK PLACE IN THIS CITY OP MEXICO, FEB. 24, 1629. The remains of Don Heroan Cortes (the first Marquess of the Valley of Oajaca), which lay in the monastery of St. Francis for more than fifty years since they had been brought from Castilleja de la Cuesta, were carried in funeral procession. It also happened, that Don Pedro Cortes, Marquess of the Valley, died at the Court of Mexico, Jan. 30, 1629. The Lord Archbishop of Mexico, D. Francisco Manso de Zuiga, and his Excellency the Viceroy, Marquess of Serralbo, agreed that the two funerals should be conducted together, paying the greatest honour to the ashes of Hernando Cortes. The place of interment was the church of St. Francis in Mexico. The procession set forth from the palace of the Marquess of the Valley. In the advance were carried the banners of the various associations: then followed the different orders of the religious fraternities, all the tribunals of Mexico, and the members of the Audience. Next came the Archbishop and the Chapter of the cathedral. Then was borne along the corpse of the Marquess Don Pedro Cortes in an open coffin, succeeded by the remains of Don Hernando Cortes, in a coffin covered with black velvet. A banner of pure white, with a crucifix, an image of the Virgin and of St. John the Evangelist, embroidered in gold, was carried on one side. On the other were the armorial bearings of the King of Spain, also worked in gold. This standard was on the right hand of the bod...
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