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Series of letters sent to viceroy explaining need for militia creation in Colotlan and Nayarit.

Serial Number: 
041-03296
Title: 
Series of letters sent to viceroy explaining need for militia creation in Colotlan and Nayarit.
Author(s): 
Vivanco, Antonio de
Author(s): 
Valcarcel, Domingo
Author(s): 
Saranchaga, Josef
Date: 
11-22-1777
Date: 
08-06-1779
Documentation: 
Colotlan, Bolanos, Mexico. November 22, 1777-August 6, 1779. 60p. Letters, informes, autos, peticiones. Copies.
Summary: 
Concerns Series of documents about organization of militias in Colotlan and Nayarit, under leadership of Vivanco because of his experience and knowledge of the territory. Indians are said to be distrustful of Spaniards. Firearms are suggested for militias to be created. Weapons sent from Cadiz via Veracruz. Documents allude to extreme poverty of Indians. Militias are formed to safeguard presidios and silver production to Spain. Some financial aspects of military organization is given. Mines being discovered in Bolanos. Military report stresses the rich potentiality of mines. Accounting personnel appointed for bookkeeping of mine production. (M. Marroquin, August 1989)
Persons: 
Martinez de Soria, Juan Josef
Persons: 
Vivanco, Antonio de
Persons: 
Villar Gutierrez, Phelipe del
Persons: 
Bucareli y Ursua, Antonio Maria (Virrey)
Persons: 
Valcarcel, Domingo
Persons: 
Frelles Villa de Moros, Pedro Antonio (Capitan)
Persons: 
Martinez de Soria, Pedro
Persons: 
Rodriguez del Valle, Alfonso
Persons: 
Revilla Gigedo, Conde de (Virrey)
Persons: 
Gorospe y Padilla, Diego de (Licenciado)
Persons: 
Arredondo, Fernando de
Persons: 
Puente, Gabriel de la
Persons: 
Arriaga, Pablo Josef de
Persons: 
Alvarez, Thomas (Teniente)
Persons: 
Villasenor, Fermin
Persons: 
Sarachaga, Josef
Persons: 
Gonzalez de Campillo, Fernando (Teniente)
Persons: 
Benitez, Agustin
Persons: 
Saucedo, Josef de
Places: 
Bolanos
Places: 
Nayarit (Presidio)
Places: 
Asquiltan
Places: 
Cadiz (Puerto)
Places: 
Veracruz (Puerto)
Places: 
Cuilacatitan (Pueblo)
Places: 
Pochotitlan (Pueblo)
Places: 
Jaltenango (Pueblo)
Places: 
Guadalaxara (Ciudad)
Places: 
Colotlan
Places: 
Potosi, San Luis
Places: 
Guanajuato
Places: 
Thepec (Real)
Places: 
Horcasitas
Places: 
Barcelona
Places: 
Fresnillo
Places: 
Taltenango
Ethnic Groups: 
Camoteros
Military Groups: 
Compania de Flecheros
Military Groups: 
Compania de Dragones Montados
Military Groups: 
Compania de Indios Flecheros
First Location: 
AZTM, AGN, Vol. 130 ff. 284-314 exp. 3
Original Location: 
AGN, Mexico City, Provincias Internas Vol. 130 ff. 284-314 exp. 3
Language: 
Spanish
Notes: 
Folios unnumbered. Document repetitive.
Reference Number: 
13000012
Rights: 
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