Of the willows found in the Southern land.

Translated by Elizabeth Girdharry ’22

Many witnesses and other credible people who have been in the Southern land of New Castile, who are now neighbors of this city of Santo Domingo of Hispaniola, all confirm and write that there are many willows like the ones found in Spain on the coasts and river banks of that land. They also confirm that the Indians plant them to adorn their lands, and because they find these willows so pleasing, they trim them regularly and use the wood.