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Correspondence between Vaamonde and virrey concerning increasing Indian hostilities in Nuevo Leon.

Serial Number: 
041-03813
Title: 
Correspondence between Vaamonde and virrey concerning increasing Indian hostilities in Nuevo Leon.
Author(s): 
Vaamonde, Manuel (Governador)
Author(s): 
Revilla Gigedo, Conde de (Virrey)
Date: 
03-20-1790
Date: 
05-05-1790
Documentation: 
Monterrey. Mexico. March 20, 1790-May 5, 1790. 72p. Letters. Signed.
Summary: 
Concerns Indians moving to Nuevo Leon after terrorizing Laredo and Rio Salado. Indians arrive well-equipped with guns, spears and arrows on foot and horseback. says Indians take captives and murder innocents after destroying ranches. Mentions cruel treatment of victims before mass murders begin. Indians steal horses, mules and all personal property from ranches. When ranches later deserted, diminished labor forces mines out of operation. Vaamonde has given permission for civilians to defend themselves, but these troops have no horses, arms or munitions. Also, while these family men are on patrol they can't support their families. says 100 murders in area. Vaamonde sends arrows collected from dead as proof for virrey. Also, sends set of documents and comprobantes from area residents. Letters relate incidents and describe raids in detail. Letters request military assistance. Vaamonde says these incidents are proof that Ugalde must return two troops taken earlier to another province. To ensure proper punishment of these Indians, cooperation with troops in Nuevo Santander and Coahuila is also needed. Virrey, having received comprobantes orders troops back to Leon. Advises Vaamonde to meet with troops in Lampazos to review and ensure they are properly equipped. Orders Vaamonde to provide reports on conditions and operations. Vaamonde mentions with letters from Baez that troops still insufficient and Indians in area have doubled. Virrey says he must work with companies from other areas. (M. Dannemiller, November 1988)
Persons: 
Revilla Gigedo, Conde de (Virrey)
Persons: 
Vaamonde Villamil, Manuel
Persons: 
Gomez de Castro, Juan Josef (Alcalde)
Persons: 
Flores, Josef Maria
Persons: 
Ugalde, Juan de (Comandante General)
Persons: 
Flores Valdez, Javier
Persons: 
Lopez Fonseca, Vicente Antonio
Persons: 
Elizondo, Josseph Javier
Persons: 
Trevino, Pedro Josef
Persons: 
Cantu, Jose Miguel
Persons: 
Tato, Julian Antonio
Persons: 
Garza, Juan Cristobal de
Persons: 
Baez de Aragon, Juan (Alcalde)
Persons: 
Garza, Pedro Jose
Persons: 
Barbosa Maldonado, Salvador
Persons: 
Maldonado, Jose Maria
Persons: 
Lisondo, Vicente
Persons: 
Trevino, Jose Isidrio
Places: 
Rio Grande
Places: 
Leon
Places: 
Monterrey
Places: 
Peyotes (Misiones)
Places: 
Laredo
Places: 
Rio Salado (Villa)
Places: 
Coahuila
Places: 
Vallecillo, San Carlos del
Places: 
Salinas
Places: 
Picachos
Places: 
Mamulique (Hacienda)
Places: 
Gualaquices, San Cristobal de (Mision)
Places: 
Revilla
Places: 
Nuevo Santander
Places: 
Sauz (Rancho)
Places: 
San Juan de Bauptista (Valle)
Places: 
San Fernando
Places: 
Monclova
Places: 
Leones, Boca de
Places: 
China, Mesa de
Places: 
Nueces
Places: 
Haxcala
Places: 
Lampazos
Places: 
Santa Rosa
Ethnic Groups: 
Apaches
Ethnic Groups: 
Lipanes
Ethnic Groups: 
Mescaleros
First Location: 
AZTM, AGN, Vol. 159 ff. 111-145
Original Location: 
AGN, Mexico City, Provincias Internas Vol. 159 ff. 111-145
Language: 
Spanish
Notes: 
These documents refer to correspondence mentioned in folios 104-111. Folio 123 repeated.
Reference Number: 
15900010
Rights: 
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