December 12 (December 2, o.s.)

Jamaica: The Council orders Captain Maynard of the Mordaunt to impress a sloop and sail it along the coast to catch people trying to leave the island and impress them for naval service.

New Mexico: Governor Vargas and his expedition leave their campsite and march along the Rio Grande.  Instead of the usual route, the Camino Real, they go along the opposite bank of the river, which is rougher but is more likely to have water for the animals.  They camp at the end of the day along the riverbank at a place where they can see the El Muerto and Las Peñuelas mountains, as well as the Camino Real across the river.

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