Meanwhile, September 25, 1493, Columbus set sail on a new adventure, this time from the small bay of Puerto de Santa Maria, Cadiz located opposite on the opposite shore of the bay. The flotilla this time was much more - Karakas and three caravels seventeen; and went with him for a half thousand people. After forty days of transition, he found he founded in Haiti a settlement abandoned. Haiti, then known as Hispaniola, was colonized again; but after a short time it became apparent all the strife and conflicts of interest, which are characteristic for each successful conquest of the New World. Despite the fact that the expedition was at the time very well equipped, from the very beginning brought with it the seeds of trouble. Besides sailors and craftsmen - and among them, among other things, a large number of miners, which makes it possible to imagine the main hopes of those who financed the expedition - most adventurers were mercenaries, that is, people who seek personal fame and gain. Also in the expedition involved a dozen clerics and a few Indians were brought from among the first expedition, converted to the true faith and were supposed to be ready to become missionaries.
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