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Letters from Mendinuta concerning justification of mission construction and battle plans.

Serial Number: 
041-02841
Title: 
Letters from Mendinuta concerning justification of mission construction and battle plans.
Author(s): 
Fermin de Mendinueta, Pedro
Author(s): 
Virrey
Date: 
03-20-1776
Date: 
06-05-1776
Documentation: 
Np. March 20, 1776 - June 5, 1776. 8p. Letter. Original, signed, unsigned.
Summary: 
Virrey(?) Admits utility of military expedition to Gila, Colorado rivers. Promises to forward Oconor's battle plans to Mendinueta. Mentions 1500 horses and some officers will be sent to augment Mendinueta's force. Also expresses desire to build missions which will improve religious communication with California. Contains information about padres who teach catechisms among Yuma. Mendinueta includes index of contents of documents which he has sent to virrey by number of document. (S. Gibbs, September 1987)
Persons: 
Fermin de Mendinueta, Pedro
Persons: 
Crespo, Francisco (Gobernador)
Persons: 
Oconor, Hugo (Comandante Inspector de Presidios)
Persons: 
Ansa, Juan Baptista de (Teniente General)
Persons: 
Velez de Escalante, Velvetre
Persons: 
Miesa, Bernado de
Persons: 
Dominquez, Francisco Atanacio (Fray)
Places: 
Nuebo Mexico
Places: 
Sonora (Provincia)
Places: 
Colorado (Rio)
Places: 
Gila (Rio)
Places: 
San Francisco (Puente)
Places: 
California
Places: 
Buenavista (Presidio)
Places: 
Orcasitas (Presidio)
Places: 
Zuni (Mision)
Ethnic Groups: 
Yumas
Ethnic Groups: 
Navajos
First Location: 
AZTM, AGN, Vol. 103 ff. 274-277
Original Location: 
AGN, Mexico City, Provincias Internas Vol. 103 ff. 274-277
Language: 
Spanish
Reference Number: 
10300065
Rights: 
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