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==Enroute to New Mexico==
 
==Enroute to New Mexico==
   
Espejo, a wealthy man, assembled and financed an expedition for the ostensible purpose of ascertaining the fate of two priests who had remained behind with the Pueblos when Chamuscado led his soldiers back to Mexico. Along with fourteen soldiers, a priest, about 30 Indian servants and assistants, and 115 horses he departed from San Bartolome, near Santa Barbara, on November 10, 1582.<ref>Bolton, Herbert E. ''Spanish Exploration in the Southwest, 1542-1706''. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1916, 163-164; Riley, Carroll. ''Rio del Norte''. Salt Lake City: U of Utah Press, 1995</ref>ANTONIO WAS SENT A MESSAGE THAT HE WOULD BE GOING INTO WAR
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Espejo, a wealthy man, assembled and financed an expedition for the ostensible purpose of ascertaining the fate of two priests who had remained behind with the Pueblos when Chamuscado led his soldiers back to Mexico. Along with fourteen soldiers, a priest, about 30 Indian servants and assistants, and 115 horses he departed from San Bartolome, near Santa Barbara, on November 10, 1582.<ref>Bolton, Herbert E. ''Spanish Exploration in the Southwest, 1542-1706''. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1916, 163-164; Riley, Carroll. ''Rio del Norte''. Salt Lake City: U of Utah Press, 1995</ref>
   
 
Espejo followed the same route as Chamuscado and Rodriguez, down the [[Conchos River]] to its junction (La Junta) with the [[Rio Grande River]] and then up the Rio Grande to the Pueblo villages.
 
Espejo followed the same route as Chamuscado and Rodriguez, down the [[Conchos River]] to its junction (La Junta) with the [[Rio Grande River]] and then up the Rio Grande to the Pueblo villages.
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