Thank you all very much. Several kind folks have provided me with good translations off line. I am more than satisfied. My students thank you, although they haven't seen the assingment yet.
On a personal note, I've longed to see this type of discussion resume on H-Latam. Queries like this, points of debates on historiography, questions about archives and the lot, used to be the staple of the group. I learned so much about the work of others as a result, prying me out of my little early colonial corner momentarily each day.
Peace and Good,
J. F. Schwaller
University at Albany