Dear Charles V Holy Roman Emperor, October 29th 1539
As a person with Spanish decent and as a Spanish man, I would wish to travel to this so called "New World" in the name of Spain. I feel compelled to spread our faith to the Natives there. Unfortunately, I do not have the proper supplies in order to travel to the New World and accomplish any of this so I need your help. I wish to have some supplies that only you may provide. Though you may be giving supplies, you are going to actually gain profit from it. When I go there I will return with glory dumping out chests of gold only for a small price at your feet. I would wish to have five ships with full crews. I would also like 10 farmers so we may have experienced people when we enter the New World. We would also need seeds and tools such as spades in order to be able to farm effectively to survive. We have to also survive the trip so I would request one and a half years worth of food to survive when we arrive. England has already set off to claim the land and our my informants tell tales of gold and riches. I shall set out towards the south towards what we will call "Mexico" because England is the only one who has set out and has claimed the north. We shall set out on 1540 with all of the recourses that you may provide. Of course, not all will be perfect and we will have many problems but I have planned ahead for all of this. Everyone knows that human made navigation tools are very faulty, but nature's tools are not. Since the Sun rises in the West and sets in the East, so my plan is quite simple, we shall follow the Sun during the mornings, and go opposite of it during the afternoons. During the night, we shall go opposite of the moon halfway through the night, and the other half follow it. If we time it right, then we will be able to make it there before the moon rises from the north and sets in the south so we won't be thrown off. Because we're going to a different area that not many people have gone to, we may get sick so we will have monthly checkups to make sure that we're not sick. If we encounter England, other countries, or the Natives and they're hostile, we will run, if they catch us we'll negotiate, and if nothing works, we will fight them. Not only will you be getting land, spreading culture, and getting rich off of gold, but you will also have the natural recourses you need such as smooth, hard wood. The story of out exploration will make history and will spawn generations of stories. I will need ships and the crew and supplies which will all amount to about to the small price of. 3,924,814.92 EUR (5,000,000 USD). But the gold and glory I will bring back will make it all worth it.
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