Popular elementary history of New Mexico

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Archbishop's House
Santa Fi;, N. M., November 1912.7,
Hon. B. M. Read.
Santa Fe, Now Mexico.
"My dear Mr. I liave MS.Head: looked over the of your Eloiiieiitary
History of New Mexieo" which yon have i)repareil for the use of sciiools in
tliis state, and I' do not hesitate to say that I am well impressed with the
way you have endeavored to make your history simple enough to l>e yrasped
by youthful niiiul and cover the important eventsthe at the same time as-
witli Mexico.sociated New
I regard it as most important for the youth of our land to stud}' the
history of New Mexico and become thoroughly ac<|iiiiinted with the deeds of
valor and tlie great faith of the heroes who first visited this country of ours.
I note with pleasure the many illustrations you have iirranged to illu-
mine the work and also the review ((uestions at the end of each lesson
both admirable features—to arouse the interest and stir the enthusiasm of
the pupil.
I wish yon great success with this elementary history which you have pre-
pared with such labor and patience.
Very sincerely yours, J. B. Pitaval,f
Archbishop of Santa Fe.
(From Professor .T. A. Wood, Principal for mauv vears of Santa Fe's
Public Schools)
Saxta Fe, M., November IS, 1912.N.
Mr. Benjamix M. Reap,
Santa Fe. N. M.
Mr. Head: Having spent several days in critically reading yourMy dear
Mexico, desiretype-written manuscript for a school history of New I to
report a few thoughts concerning your work:
1st. Great care has been taken to give clearness of expression and sim-
diction readily understood by old and young.plicity of to be
has used in setting forth2nd. It is evident all along that great care been
of thethe leading facts just as they occurred without any embellishments
imagination or any etfort to cater to popular sentiment.
original, reliable have l)een3rd. It is evident all through that sources
sought and carefully sifted to set forth such connected facts as to make the
history intensely interesting and instructive.
4h. I freely recommend it to students in school or college, to teachers
and readers of history everywhere, believing that those who give this work
a careful study will appreciate more and more the comforts and blessings
vouchsafed unto them by the hardships endured and great labors put forth
this land centuries ago.by those who took possession of
A'ery sincerely, J. A. Wood.
(From Brother H. Edward. President of St. Michael's College)
St. Michael's College, Christian Brothers
M., November 1912.Santa Fe, N. 23,
Mr. B. M. Read,
City.
dear Mr. I have examinedMy Bead: your work entitled "Elementary
History of New Mexico," have admired your painstaking efforts, and am
pleased to say that you have given another proof to the jieople of New Mex-
ico of your straightforward way of telling the truth, and in your ])resent at-
tempt you have made history accessible all. and young. This latestto o'd
work from your gifted pen, I hope, will stand as your monument and be of
lasting interest to many generations yet to be.
Yours very sincerely.
Brother H. Edward.^^ra?'
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GASPAR DE VILLAGRACAPTAIN
NewCo-conqueror of Oiiate, 1598, and first historian of
Mexico. His HMoria de la Nueva Mexico was published in
Spain in the year 1610' ' '
Popular Elementary
History of New Mexico
PREPARED BY
READBENJAMIN M. ^^^^l^L^
' ' '^ -^-Author of ' (Juerra JMexico-Americana - -p
" Historia Ihistrada de Xuevo Mexico" "^'tA
"History of Education in New
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' Mexico
' Illustrated History of New
las Indias""Digest of Docunientos Tneditos del Archive de
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' Heruan Cortes and his C'onf|uest of Mexico
And other works
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SANTA FE NEW MEXICO
BENJAMIN M. READ
NINETEEN FOURTEEN
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TORCH PRESSTHE
CEDAR RAPIDS
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