After the narrow escape from his creditors on the eve of departure, Cæsar was doubly sensible of the necessity of repairing the family fortunes. No sooner had he arrived in Spain than he devoted himself systematically to the amassing of money. After recruiting ten new cohorts and adding them to the twenty already in the province, he undertook expeditions against the Callæci and the Lusitanians, and was merciless in sacking their villages even when they were ready to offer him allegiance. As the province was burdened with debts contracted with Italian capitalists during the war with Sertorius, he applied the Catilinarian remedy of a diminution of interest, and was paid huge sums by the cities in compensation.