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Francisco de Xerez
(also known as: Francisco de Jeres; Francisco de Xeres)
Spanish explorer, historian, and private secretary the conquistador Francisco Pizarro
(1495 - c. 1565)

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The governor asked him how much he would give and how soon. Atahualpa said he would give a room full of gold. The room measured 22 feet long by 17 feet wide and [was to be] filled to a white line half way up its height... He would also give the entire hut filled twice over with silver.
-- Verdadera relación de la Conquista del Perú (1534). Quotation source: Francisco de Xeres et al. C. R. Markham, trans./ed. Reports on the Discovery of Peru (London: Hakluyt Society, 1874)

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The selection of the above quotes and the writing of the accompanying notes was performed by the author David Paul Wagner.

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