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numero 8letters concerning promotion for Guifas, problems with senior officers, illness, and financial problems

Serial Number: 
041-03659
Title: 
numero 8letters concerning promotion for Guifas, problems with senior officers, illness, and financial problems
Author(s): 
Guifas, Josef Maria
Author(s): 
Favian de Puga, Antonio
Author(s): 
Savaga, Diego
Author(s): 
and others
Date: 
10-02-1786
Date: 
09-15-1793
Documentation: 
Nueva Santander. October 2, 1786. 330p. Letters. Signed.
Summary: 
Guifas wrote several letters to the viceroy complaining of Younger officers being promoted over him. Francisco Lazaya promoted to second alfarez. Guifas describes in detail the military careers of his Father, Jose Manuel Guifas, and his Brother. Guifas' Father was a leader in the conquest of Nueva Tamaulipas. Two sargents, with less experience, were promoted over Guifas. Guifas threatened to retire if no action was taken. Guifas wrote of same problems to gobernador Diego Savaga. Viceroy sends letter recommending that Guifas receive the next available promotion. Letters from fellow officers stating Guifas unworthy of promotion. Guifas writes several letters to viceroy explaining his recent illness. Detailed physical description of Guifas. Testimony from Manuel lornos concerning military conduct of Guifas and fellow soldiers. Guifas received bloodletting treatment for his illness. Guifas' captain Mungier reported that Guifas had stolen military livestock. Guifas suspicious that his captain and wife are having a liaison. Guifas wrote letter to viceroy accusing the captain of misconduct and denied the charges of extortion. Guifas wrote that captain had conspired to kill him. Guifas blinded due to illness. Wrote requesting overdue promotion and disability due to blindness. Requested permission to go to Mexico to be cured of illness. Wrote concerning financial problems. Guifas inherited land and five slaves upon mothers death. Juan de Sosaya gained control of Guifas' land. Land planted in Maguey. Sosaya producing Mezcal and selling for 20 pesos per barrel. Guifas wanted action taken to regain control of land. (K. Mccaston, September 1989)
Persons: 
Guifas, Josef Maria (Sargento)
Persons: 
Favian de Puga, Antonio
Persons: 
Savaga, Diego (Gobernador)
Persons: 
Lazarga, Diego (Capitan)
Persons: 
Cuespo, Francisco Antonio
Persons: 
Sosaya, Francisco
Persons: 
Lazaya, Jose Francisco
Persons: 
Varilla, Antonio (Coronel)
Persons: 
Ugalde, Juan
Persons: 
Ganza, Alfonso de la
Persons: 
Galvez, Conde de
Persons: 
Mendinueta, Pedro
Persons: 
Sanches Pareja, Eruvebin
Persons: 
Andar, Francisco
Persons: 
Chavez, Luis
Persons: 
Bermudes, Juan Francisco
Persons: 
Lopez Valdez, Jose
Persons: 
Camango Delgado, Ignacio
Persons: 
Vidal de Lonca, Melchon (Gobernador)
Persons: 
Cordoba, Francisco de
Persons: 
Muguien, Juan Maria
Persons: 
Mazon, Manuela
Persons: 
Guifas, Jose Manuel
Persons: 
Mungiez, Jose Maria (Capitan)
Persons: 
Somoano Alonza, Simon de
Persons: 
Rabajo, Conde de
Persons: 
Palacio, Juan Fernando
Persons: 
Jimenez, Pedro
Persons: 
Gonzales Santianes, Vizente
Persons: 
Tamayo, Augustin (Fray)
Persons: 
Guiterres de la Cueva, Juan
Persons: 
Herrara, Vicente
Persons: 
Flores, Juan Antonio (Virrey)
Persons: 
Sierragorda, Conde de
Persons: 
Bataller, Miguel de
Persons: 
Cerra, Juan Antonio de la
Persons: 
Nava, Pedro de
Persons: 
Galbes, Conde de (Virrey)
Persons: 
Revilla Gigedo, Conde de (Virrey)
Persons: 
Maximilliano de Maxent, Francisco
Persons: 
Maxiano de las Casas, Jose
Persons: 
Casafuerte, Marquez de
Persons: 
Antonio de la Serra, Juan
Persons: 
Fernandez Palacio, Juan
Persons: 
Fuente, Luis Antonio de la
Persons: 
Reyes, Eugenio de los
Persons: 
Baliente, Pedro
Persons: 
Echeaganay, Francisco
Persons: 
Tepeda, Juan Alejandro
Persons: 
Ruis, Manuel
Persons: 
Saldana, Bacilio
Persons: 
Ayes, Pedro Alonso de
Places: 
Nueva Tamaulipas
Places: 
San Carlos (Villa)
Places: 
Nueva Santander
Places: 
Potosi
Places: 
Croix (Villa)
Places: 
Padilla (Villa)
Places: 
Monterrey
Places: 
Loredo (Villa)
Military Groups: 
Nueva Santander, Primero Compania Volante de
First Location: 
AZTM, AGN, Vol. 150 ff. 238-403 (Approx)
Original Location: 
AGN, Mexico City, Provincias Internas Vol. 150 ff. 238-403 (Appro
Language: 
Spanish
Notes: 
Volume not foliated, 49 pages blank or illegible
Reference Number: 
15000008
Rights: 
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