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    Abiel Holmes
Excerpt from book: 1510. The greater part of those, who had engaged with Ojeda and Nicuessa in the expedition for settling the continent having perished in less than a year, a few who survived now settled, as a feeble colony, at Santa Maria on the gulf of Darien, imder the command of Vasco Nunez de Balboa i. Juan Ponce de Leon, who had commanded n the eastern district of Hispaniola, under Ovando, now effected a settlement, by his permission, on Puerto Rico. Within a few years this island was subjected to the Spanish government: and the natives, treated with rigour, and worn out with fatigue and sufferings, soon became extinct . John de Esquibel sailed from Hispaniola, and began a settlement at Jamaica 3. 1511. Don Diego Columbus proposing to conquer the island of Cuba, and to establish a colony there, many persons of distinction in Hispaniola engaged in the measure. Three hundred men, destined for the service, were put under the command of Diego Velasquez 4, who, with this'considerable number of troops, conquered the island, without the loss of a man, and annexed it to the Spanish monarchy 5. Hispaniola was not completely subdued until this year . 1 Robertson, book iii. Prince, Chron. Iifrotf. R3. 2 Herrera, i. 3fi9. Robertson, i. book iii. This island was discovered by Columbus in his second vovage. Juan Ponce passed over to it in Io08, and penetrated into the interior part of the country. Ibid. B. de las Ca- sas [p. 4.] says, that above 30 islands, near this, were in like manner entirely depopulated. 3 Prince, Chron. In/rod. S3. 4 He accompanied Christopher Columbus in his second voyage. Rob. 5 tfobertson, i. 241. Prince, Chron. In/rod. S3. The island is about 700 miles loni:, and at that time had two or three hundred houses, with several families in each, as was u...  
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