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Ripperda's correspondence re: peace with Indians, use of troops, defense, Indian depredations and pacification

Serial Number: 
041-02593
Title: 
Ripperda's correspondence re: peace with Indians, use of troops, defense, Indian depredations and pacification
Author(s): 
Ripperda, Baron de
Author(s): 
Virrey(?)
Author(s): 
Thovar, Francisco de (Capitan)
Author(s): 
and others
Date: 
05-26-1771
Date: 
09-12-1771
Documentation: 
Bexar, Bahia. May 26 - October 12, 1771. 54p. Letters. Originals, signed, copies.
Summary: 
Concerns Thobar's activities and resulting deaths in fight with Indians over horse theft. Controversy about Thobar's insubordination in not requesting fort troops and his request for detachment troops. Comanche theft of horses and oxen from missions. Describes Menchaca's use of troops and Pacheco's retreat from the Colorado River. Apaches are armed and hostile to Comanches. Mentions Demezieres' peace-seeking trip to enemy captains. Suggestions of whether or not Indians should be given arms, but discusses giving of gifts in peacemaking process. Administrative concerns over copies of letters about Demezieres' trip. Concerns need for troops and use of mission Indians to patrol because of diminishing troops due to sickness and death. Mention of Ripperda's marriage and memorial in regard to a brigadier promotion. Menchaca departs to coast with detachment to get Indians for missions of Santa Crus and padres give account of number of Indians acquired. Request for another mission in San Antonio reinforced with Indians and troops. Discussion of postal service and route and time taken to new Orleans. Indian commerce with English in guns and powder. Governor of Louisiana in agreement with Croix to gain tranquility in province. Mention of decree that Indians learn Spanish. (L. L. Woodward, April 1988)
Persons: 
Croix, Marques de
Persons: 
Ripperda, Baron de
Persons: 
Thovar, Francisco de (Capitan)
Persons: 
Pacheco, Rafael (Capitan)
Persons: 
Menchaca, Luis Antonio (Capitan)
Persons: 
Demezieres, Atanasio (Teniente Gobernador)
Persons: 
Gonzales, Joseph (Teniente)
Persons: 
Ramirez, Pedro (Padre Presidente)
Persons: 
Vigotes (Capitan Texas)
Persons: 
Oreilly, Alexandro (Teniente Gobernador)
Persons: 
Gonzales, Francisco (Teniente)
Persons: 
Sedano (Padre)
Persons: 
Valverde, Acyclos(?) (Fray)
Persons: 
Bergara, Elisco de (Aviador)
Persons: 
Mimos (?) (Padre Presidente)
Persons: 
Ramos, Antonio (Fray)
Persons: 
Buenos y Santesteban, Andres (Fray)
Persons: 
Sainz de Sumiel(?), Juan Joseph (Fray)
Persons: 
Le Blanc
Places: 
Bexar, San Antonio de
Places: 
Rosario (Mision)
Places: 
Grande (Rio)
Places: 
Bahia
Places: 
Guadalupe (Mision)(Rio)
Places: 
San Antonio (Mision)
Places: 
Capistrano, San Juan (Mision)
Places: 
Colorado (Rio)
Places: 
Nachitoches
Places: 
Canon (Sitio)
Places: 
San Fernando (Villa)
Places: 
San Saba
Places: 
Texas
Places: 
Coahuyla
Places: 
Zibolo (Arroyo)
Places: 
Zacatecas
Places: 
Queretaro, Santa Cruz (Mision)
Places: 
Potosi, San Luis
Places: 
Luisiana
Places: 
Orcoquiza
Places: 
Valero, San Antonio de
Places: 
Nagcodocho
Places: 
Trinidad (Rio)
Places: 
Nuevo Santander
Places: 
Espada (Mision)
Places: 
Cazieres (Collera)
Places: 
Nueva Orleans
Places: 
Laredo
Places: 
Coahuila
Places: 
Salinas
Places: 
Adaes
Ethnic Groups: 
Comanches
Ethnic Groups: 
Apaches Lipanes
Ethnic Groups: 
Texas
Ethnic Groups: 
Tauayas
Ethnic Groups: 
Caudachos
Ethnic Groups: 
Apaches
Ethnic Groups: 
Yngleses
Ethnic Groups: 
Taranames
Ethnic Groups: 
Tanahues
Ethnic Groups: 
Orcoquizas
Ethnic Groups: 
Franzeses
Ethnic Groups: 
Masos
First Location: 
AZTM, AGN, Vol. 100 ff. 112-138 exp. 1
Original Location: 
AGN, Mexico City, Provincias Internas Vol. 100 ff. 112-138 exp. 1
Language: 
Spanish
Reference Number: 
10000019
Rights: 
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