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    Zephyrin Engelhardt
Excerpt from book: PART I. GENERAL HISTORY. Tm Fibst Miiisionabies— Vabiocs Expeditions— Expulsion Or The JesuIts— Fkancikcans In Cbaboe Or The Lowes Califobma Missions— UumoNii Axd Their Missionaries -mission Tempokalities— Don Job Galvez— Dishonkstt Of The Comisionados— Proclamation Of Don Galvez— Plans Fob Missions In Uppkh Califobnia— DEPABycBE Or Tiik Vkkski.s— This Land Expeditions— Fb. Junipebo Sebba— San Febxasuo Db Vklicata. The sons of St. Francis for the first time set foot on California soil in 1598, just three hundred years ago. In the year before, Viceroy Monterey of Mexico ordered an expedition to set out for the purpose of exploring the northwestern coast, and he requested a number of Franciscans to accompany the fleet, in order to spread the light of the Gospel in the regions that might be discovered. Five religious of the Order were accordingly chosen for this work. These seraphic pioneers were Fr. Franc'sco de Balda, as commissary, Fathers Diego de Perdomo, Bernardino de Zamudio, Antonio Tello, of the province of Xalis- co, Nicolas de Arabia, or Sarabia, and the lay- brother Crist6bal Lopez, (1) (1) Zarate Salmrron, 'Rclaciones,' no 12. Salmcron does not mention Father A'ltooio Telio: but tho n'lino in ffivou ubovs nro found in tho 'Intro- dnccion Biblioarnflca,' fir. XIX of tlio 'Cronica Miscelanea dp la Santa Provincin de XalUco (Jalirn). libro II. Guadalajara 1801. Fr. Tello Is tin author of the 'Historia de Xalirco y de la Nueva Vizcayn,' and of the Cron. MU. de la 8. Prov. de Xaliaco,' publ. In 16B3. Vide also 'Colcccion de doc. para la Hit. do Mexico,' torn. 2. Under the command of Sebastian Vizcaino tlie fleet sailed from Acapnleo about the beginning of luOG. On reaching the port of Alnzatlan the explorers landed to take in fresli water. Here, during the seve...  
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