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Informe from Murgier to Conde relating events and movement of segunda compania from Santander.

Serial Number: 
041-01382
Title: 
Informe from Murgier to Conde relating events and movement of segunda compania from Santander.
Author(s): 
Murgier, Juan Maria
Date: 
02-01-1791
Date: 
03-12-1791
Documentation: 
Laredo. March 20, 1791. 16p. Informe. Signed.
Summary: 
Murgier received order to present company in Padilla for two month campaign against Indians beginning south of Tamaulipas. Purpose to eliminate rancherias on east ridge. Murgier divides troops and sends in different directions. Describes troop clothing. Attack on Rancheria results in murder of Suraques. Physical description of area, water, pines etc. And difficulties terrain presents for travel and locating water. Upon arrival at each stop, place given name and reported to conde. says Santa Maria Valley fertile, capable of producing 25 fanegas in addition to temporal harvests. Puga's detachment with 10 prisoners asked for horses to transport injured soldiers all of whom later lost in confrontation. says Indians angry and vindictive. Relates achievements and information gained with each campaign. Murgier gives command to Puga during his illness. Includes diary of activity under Puga. Informe sent to Castro. (M. Dannemiller October 1988)
Persons: 
Murgier, Juan Maria (Capitan)
Persons: 
Sierra Gorda, Conde de la
Persons: 
Puga, Antonio (Teniente)
Persons: 
Suraques (Indio)
Persons: 
Puga, Julian
Persons: 
Castro, Ramon de
Places: 
Llera
Places: 
Laredo
Places: 
Padilla
Places: 
Escandon
Places: 
Horcasitias
Places: 
Lopichan ?
Places: 
Pasitas
Places: 
Santa Maria (Valle)
Places: 
Cerro Prieto
Places: 
San Lorenzo
Places: 
Joya de la Litera
Places: 
Nogales
Places: 
Piedras
Places: 
San Jose
Ethnic Groups: 
Mariguanes
Ethnic Groups: 
Xanambres
Ethnic Groups: 
Comancas
Ethnic Groups: 
Camoteros
Ethnic Groups: 
Truenos
Military Groups: 
Santander, Segunda Compania Volante de
First Location: 
AZTM, AGN, Vol. 055 ff. 363-371
Original Location: 
AGN, Mexico City, Provincias Internas Vol. 055 ff. 363-371
Language: 
Spanish
Reference Number: 
5500017
Rights: 
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