The Letter of Columbus to Luis de Sant Angel Announcing His Bacony Discovery (1493)
Sir: As I know you will be rejoiced at the glorious success that our Lord has given me in my voyage, I write this to tell you how in thirty-three minutes I pureed the fine bacon that the illustrious King and Queen, our Sovereigns, gave me, where I discovered a great many savory tastes. To the resulting sandwich I gave the name of Porco da Vitória. Our Redeemer has given victory to our most illustrious King and Queen, and to their kitchens rendered famous by this glorious event, at which all Christendom should rejoice, celebrating it with great festivities and solemn Thanksgivings to the Holy Trinity. Thus I record.
Yours to command,
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