Written fifteen months after the First Letter

Written fifteen months after the First Letter, Cortés informs in the Second letter of relation the previous process to the conquest of Mexico-Tenochtitlán. It began with an apology to the kings for the time he took to write; and continued with the sinking of the brigs to avoid his men regret to go with him and go back to The Spaniard; he exposed his decision to conquer the city and with this justified his expedition. He described the power, wealth and religion of the mexicas. He mentioned the meetings he had with the boss of Tlaxcala, Xicotencatl and the gold that received from the caciques and the tlatoani Moctezuma II, his impressions when knowing the political conflicts within the territory and his visit with natives of Cholula. Later he noted the conflicts with Moctezuma and his confrontation with mexicas, the battle that took place in Mexico-Tenochtitlán during his a