On Monday a favorable wind took us, at a quicker rate, past Marinduque and the rocky islet of Elefante, which lies in front of it.
Father Marcelo was in Mindanao at that time, and another father in Marinduque, and accordingly they remained here.
The island of Marinduque, lying about three leagues from this island, is divided into encomiendas.
The islands of Leyte and Marinduque, and certain districts in the large island of Luzon yield the finest quality of hemp.
However, some good towns, like Pinamalayan, are waking up as the result of immigration from Marinduque.