The Diary of Hernando De Soto 09/26/2011
1496 Friday August 30- I have decied to keep this diary because it is the only thing I have besides the clothing on my back. I also have decided to leave Spain and go somewhere else there is nothing for me here and I refuse to live with my brother!
1500 Saturday January 12- This place is wonderful I have seen several rivers,I have a idea I will go no a expedition Iam so brilliant! Sadly I have no boats,men and money if I could go. My legs hurt from standing and walking around I will sit here by the docks. As I sit here resting my feet a man walks up to me he is fat and funny smelling I did not hear what he said to me though, then a man big and bulky told me that his friend asked me why did I look so sad. I told this man about my troubles he interduced himself to me he told me his name was Moscoso, and I did the same as well. I know I know I should not be talking to strangers but I could not help it I had to talk to someone! He asked me that we could tell King Charles about my idea I agreed, when I entred the thorne room I had cold feet so Mosocoso had to tell him for me. King Charles liked my idea so much that he would fund for all of it! Is that amzing or what? I can not wait until we leave.
1520 Monday March 3- I just left the docks I have four ships,a large supply of food,and 1,800 men all thanks to the King.The crews name is The Pedrarias, this is excieting hang on a sceond I think I heard someone say land ho...when they rolled down the ladder then I walked on the warm sand. I saw smoke not a few miles away. I yelled to Moscoso and pointed to the smoke he nodded as I started to walk, I heard Moscoso yelling to the crew to hurry up and follow him. How can anyone survive in this heat! It must be a thousand degrees or something. Hey who is that man and why does he have a blow da-...Uh...where I am I? Oh now I know I think I m in a tippi. That was scary we are going back to our ship right on
Hernando De Soto
Hernando was born around the time 1496 and died on 1542
De Soto found the Mississippi River, Tallahasse and North Carolina