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being driven away, after a disastrous conflict.  It is hardly worth while to consider the brief visit of AƱasco in 1538, as he barely touched upon the coast, and returned at once to report to his chief.  The treasure ship of 1545 came from New Mexico, and if there were any moneys on board, they would naturally have been of the viceroy of Mexico and, as we are told that the vessel and [[underline]]cargo were lost, it is to be supposed that the treasures were included.  The same may be said of the plate fleet wrecked in 1552.  Of the unfortunate experience of the Franciscan monks in 1549 little notice may be taken, as all who attempted to communicate with the Indians were killed.

Strictly speaking we can only determine with absolute certainty the date [[underlined]]previous to which the coins of Charles V could not have been brought to Florida.  It is true that they may have been carried in the ships of the old cavalier De Leon
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