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Murder of Jose Maria Contreras

Serial Number: 
041-00953
Title: 
Murder of Jose Maria Contreras
Author(s): 
Quintero, Cayetano (Capitan)
Author(s): 
and others
Date: 
11-06-1799
Date: 
01-14-1802
Documentation: 
Altamira. January 7, 1801 - January 14, 1802. 74p. Informe. Auto. Diligencias. Confession. Originals. Signed
Summary: 
Lengthy legal case mainly consisting of sworn testimonies of numerous witnesses and involved parties in murder of Jose Contreras at presidio of Altamira by Manuel Cristoval Guzman. Documents include a statement or confession by Guzman who initially took asylum in church to avoid apprehension, later Guzman claimed protection under the Fuero militar. Guzman finally sentenced to five years public service in the presidios of Nuevo Santander. (G. Lavalley, may 1987)
Persons: 
Guzman, Manuel Cristoval (Soldado)
Persons: 
Contreras, Jose Maria (Soldado)
Persons: 
Quintero, Cayetano (Capitan)
Persons: 
Perez Zervantes, Jose Antonio (Escrivano)
Persons: 
Espinidion Polito, Jose (Sargento)
Persons: 
Perez, Manuel (Cabo)
Persons: 
Pantoja, Vitoriano (Soldado)
Persons: 
Rosario Guzman, Maria
Persons: 
Frias, Jose (Sargento)
Persons: 
Marques, Gervacio (Soldado)
Persons: 
Velasquez, Joaquin
Persons: 
San Maxien, Francisco Maxsimiliano (Teniente Coronel)
Persons: 
Sierra Gordo, Conde de (Gobernador)
Persons: 
Cruz Guzman, Jose
Persons: 
Serna, Jose Vicente de la (Capitan)
Persons: 
Ramos, Juan
Persons: 
Contrerras, Juan
Persons: 
Portes, Manuel
Persons: 
Santiago, Ygnacio de (Soldado)
Persons: 
Reyes, Jose Antonio
Persons: 
Reyes, Bartolo
Persons: 
Badia, Miguel
Persons: 
Cacheyro, Agustin
Persons: 
Portez, Petrona
Persons: 
Perez, Ramon (Sargento)
Persons: 
Martinez, Dionicio
Persons: 
Acosta, Anastacio
Persons: 
Reyes, Asencio
Persons: 
Blanco, Jose (Gobernador)
Persons: 
Delgado, Cristoval
Persons: 
Maya, Antonia
Persons: 
Garcia, Fernando (Comandante)
Persons: 
Quintero, Jose Gabriel (Fray)
Persons: 
Calleja, Felix (Coronel)
Persons: 
Garcia Arroyo, Jose
Persons: 
Lozano de la Pena, Jose Maria (Licenzado)
Places: 
Altamira (Villa)
Places: 
Saltillo
Places: 
Potosi, San Luis
Places: 
Preias (?)
Places: 
Tampico
Places: 
Opichan (Arrollo)
Places: 
Perote
Places: 
Veracruz
Places: 
Acapulco
Ethnic Groups: 
Mecos
Military Groups: 
Quinta Compania de Milicias de Cavalleria de Nuevo Santander
First Location: 
AZTM, AGN, Vol. 039 ff. 250-287
Original Location: 
AGN, Mexico City, Provincias Internas Vol. 039 ff. 250-287
Language: 
Spanish
Notes: 
Ff. 254 contains one-half page order received by quintero from governor to interrupt taking of diligencias to go and castigate indios gentiles for recent robberies, second half of page a summary of the diligencias.
Reference Number: 
3900007
Rights: 
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