From the Third Voyage journal
I have come to believe that this is a mighty continent which was hitherto unknown. I am greatly supported in this view by reason of this great river, and by this sea which is fresh. WHOA now. I have read this elsewhere as well, but still feel it in particular should be supported with a solid reference (it currently has none). Why? Because it would appear to refute the common notion that Columbus persisted to his death that he had encountered a new Indies route and not a foreign continent. What do we think? —126.96.36.199 21:15, 11 February 2007 (UTC)
- CRISTOPHER COLUMBUS AS HE SPOKE BEFORE HE LEFT TO HIS VOGAGE
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From a letter to a friend (1500)
"A hundred castellanoes (a Spanish coin) are as easily obtained for a woman as for a farm, and it is very general and there are plenty of dealers who go about looking for girls; those from nine to ten (years old) are now in demand."