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Declaración sobre un barco hundido
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01 ma t[o]t[ecuiy]o dios mizmotlaçomuchicavilia tutlaço
01 May our lord God strengthen you, our dear
02 mavizseñor visitador liçençiado al[ca]l[d]e ma
02 and honored lord inspector licenciado alcalde mayor
03 yor chiapa ma t[o]t[ecuiy]o dios mizmaca s[an]ta graçia
03 of Chiapas. Let our lord God give you holy grace
04 muchipa xiuitl yca muchiva moofiçio y ypa[n]
04 forever to perform your function on behalf of
05 dios yvan tutatucauh rey y por su mag[es]t[ad]
05 God and our ruler the king and by his majesty.
06 yzcatqui tutatul ticmocaquiltiz ytechcu
06 Here are our words, you will hear them, concerning
07 pa espanyol Ju[an] pasdor umiqui yhtic at
07 a Spaniard, Juan Pastor, who died in the water
08 ypan ylvit noestra señora s[an]ta ma[ri]a nati
08 on the day of Our Lady Saint Mary of
09 vidad ypan viernestica vei ylvit nene
09 Nativity, on Friday, great holiday,
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"Por su majestad" in line 05 may stand for "appointed by his majesty." I'm not sure if this refers to the alcalde mayor as appointed by the king or it was just used as a kind of prestigious title. It is preceded by y, which can be either the Spanish "and" or the Nahuatl subordinator in.