[Translation of the Nahuatl (right-hand column) by James Lockhart:]
the people, the [shots] just went over their heads. Then they took a [cannon], put it in a boat, and took it to the home of Coyohuehuetzin. When they got there, they took it up on the roof. Then again they killed people; many died there. But [the Mexica] just fled, and the war came to an end.
Then everyone shouted, saying, “Enough! Let everyone leave! Go eat greens!” When they heard this, the people departed; they just went into the water. But when they went out on the highway, again they killed some people, which angered the Spaniards; a few of them were carrying their shields and war clubs. Those who lived in houses went straight to Amaxac, where
[Translation of the Spanish (left-hand column) by James Lockhart:]
conclusion of the war. When this happened, two canoes full of Mexica appeared and entered the house of a leader called Coyohuehuetzin, where the Tlaxcalan Indians were. They got into an altercation and some people were killed there, and the Mexica ran away and hid.
After this was done, Captain don Hernando Cortés ordered it proclaimed that all who were in the enclosure should come out freely and go to their homes. When the Mexica began to come out, they were carrying their weapons and went in gangs. Wherever they encountered any Indians who were friends of the Spaniards, they would kill them. At this the Spaniards became very angry. Following those who were leaving, some of the very citizens of Tlatelolco abandoned their houses and went away, thinking that they would kill them if they stayed in their houses. Some went toward Tacuba, others toward San Cristóbal.
Some of those who had their houses in the water left in canoes, others wading through the water, others swimming. They carried their belongings and their children on their backs. Many left by night, others by day.