' Sir, Rank that Captain of this Your fleet, and thus the other captains writes Your Alteza the notice of the achamento of this Your new land, that if now in this navigation found, will not leave also to give of this my account Your Alteza, as well as I better will be able, despite — to count it well and to speak — he knows that all worse to it to make! ' ' … (Pero Vaz de Caminha. Letter to King Dom Manoel) ' ' If it cannot number nor to understand the multitude of heathen Barbarian who sowed the nature for all this land of Brazil; because nobody can for a hinterland inside walk safe, nor to pass for land where it does not find populations of armed indians against all the nations human beings, and as well as they are many allowed Deos that were contrary ones of the others, and that it had entrelles great hatred and discords, because if assi was not the portuguezes poderio not to live in the land nor would be possible to conquer so great to be able of people. It had many of these indians for the Coast next to the Captainships, everything at last was full delles when they will start the portuguezes to populate the land; but because the same indians will alevantaro against elles and fazio to them many treies, the governors and captains of the land will destroy them little by little and will kill many delles, others will run away pear the Hinterland, and assi was the coast depopulated of heathen throughout the Captainships. Together dellas will be some indians of these in aldas that they are of peace, and friends of the Portuguese. The language of this heathen all for the Coast he, huma: it lacks of three letters? f is not found in it, nor L, nor R, cousa worthy of astonishment, because assi does not have Faith, nor Law, nor King; in this way lives without Justice and disorderedly.