Read the following quote from a letter written by Hernan Cortes to King Charles V in 1520. “I will say no more than that the manners of the people, as shown in their intercourse with one another, are marked by as great an attention to the proprieties of life as in Spain, and good order is equally well observed; and considering that they are barbarous people, without the knowledge of God, having no intercourse with civilized nations, these traits of character are worthy of admiration.”
From this quote, what can you infer about the impression of the people Cortes has met?
A. They are mainly barbarous, but otherwise nice.
B. They have no knowledge of God, but once they become Christians, they will be civilized.
C. They have admirable traits, but are mainly barbarous.
D. They are civilized and similar to the people of Spain.
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