Adelantado was a Governor-like military office held by the SpanishConquistadores of the 16th and 17th centuries. The men that held this post were usually granted the government of the regions they were sent to in exchange of doing the initial explorations, settlements and pacification of the target area on behalf of the Crown. The term comes from por adelantado (Spanish: in advance, translations stating one who goes before and/or the forward man are also found). A governor is also a device that regulates the speed of a machine. ... Conquistador (meaning Conqueror in the Spanish language) is the term used to refer to the soldiers, explorers, and adventurers who brought much of the Americas under Spanish rule between the 15th and 17th centuries. ...
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This position is very much like that of the Governador, except that the Adelantado ruled over areas that were may have been settled; but, it was not pacified and the area was in a state of alert and prepared for hostilities.
An Adelantado was always the governor of the area, and may have been a Captain-General.
The Adelantado realized that this must be Juan Ribao, land and sea commander of the Lutherans, who was named viceroy of this land by the king of France, and presently he departed with 150 soldiers in good order, and at midnight bivouacked where he had the first time.
The Adelantado replied that it mattered nothing to him whether all, or part, or none of them surrendered; they should do whatever might be best for them, since they were free to do so.
He told the Adelantado that about 150 of the 350 men there would like to throw themselves on his mercy; but that the others had withdrawn that night, and asked that the boat be sent for those who wanted to surrender, and for their arms.
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