1049 America, Robertson's, 2 vols.References to Robertson on the celebrated action by Cortes of scuttling his fleet appear in Gansevoort Melville's Index Rerum under the headings "Courage" and "Resolution":
Courage remarkable of Cortes in destroying his fleet before marching to Mexico
Resolution bold & determined, & unconquerable of Cortes in destroying his fleetGansevoort was not blind to the atrocities committed by conquistadors. Another entry, under the heading "Cruelty" in his 1837 Index Rerum:
Cruelty of the Spaniards in Mexico—bloody—unnecessary & revolting—Too bad we don't have this many volumes of Todd's Index Rerum owned by Gansevoort Melville...
Only two are known to have survived.