Coronado's Trip To the Seven Cities Of Gold

My dear Phillip II King of Spain,

You may have heard of me, I am Francisco Vázquez de Coronado y Luján from Salamanca, Spain, better known as The Great Coronado. This is not a letter of sociality, I propose a funding for my trip to the Seven Cities of Gold. I happen to have a source (as the governor) that you seek gold, jewels, The Seven Cities of Gold, and wealth.

I can provide all of this to you. I would be very honored for you to be my sponsor. I guarantee you mounds and piles of gold spilling onto your feet, and you, are known as the best ruler of your time. I plan to take off on this exploration expedition to the new world in 1534. I am aware that some explorers go off track and do not gather the necessary needs for their sponsors, I will not be one of those explorers. As it so happens I have the same intentions for discovery as you, but more. I am searching for riches, The Seven Cities of Gold, the Rio Grande, Grand Canyons, and Native American goods.

We must move in haste though for other countries are sending out other explorers consisting of France, Spain, and England. These explorers are looking for goods involving: gold, waterways, land, spices, silk, and Asian goods. I understand that the Native Americans pose a threat, if forced to we will result in physical contact, but we will try to refrain. This leads me to some of our essentials we may need in our travels. I would like some potential trading supplies as to cope with the Native Americans, as to get the right message across. We will also require proper weaponry in case of Indian attacks or to hunt our own food.

I have listened too many of the so called fables of The Seven Cities of Gold, and have located their whereabouts in, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas. Another priority I will have to ask you for is 340 Spanish soldiers, miles of livestock, 1,000 slaves, and 300 Indians.

I will need all of this in case of violent Indians (soldiers or cooperative Indians), or a food shortage (livestock). I am sure that you my noble ruler already have all of this figured out. I hope that we shall soon meet and shake on this but until then I will be waiting for your message to start my exploration.

Sincerely,

The Great Coronado

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2 years ago
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I love your colorful pictures! and awesome writing!

2 years ago
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This is so well written, and definitely sounds very serious and old-timey!

2 years ago
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I LOVE it!!!! You have my vote!!!!!!