November 1 (October 22, o.s.)

New Mexico: The reconquest expedition under Governor Vargas leaves their campsite by the Rio Puerco and marches as far as a small lake, which the men in the expedition who have lived in New Mexico before say they have never seen with water in it.  There is water in it now, however, and Vargas orders a stop so the horses can drink.  The water is probably the result of recent heavy rains, which are certainly evident and force Vargas to call a halt for the night.

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