• Here the people could stand it no longer and complained of the long voyage; but the Admiral cheered them as best he could, holding out good hope of the advantages they would have. He added that it was useless to complain, he had come [to go] to the Indies, and so had to continue it until he found them, with the help of Our Lord.

    Reported in Bartolome de las Casas, Journal of the First Voyage, 10 Oct. 1492 (translation by Samuel Eliot Morison)