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Series of letters written by Escandon repoting advances in the colonization of the seno Mexicano

Serial Number: 
041-04149
Title: 
Series of letters written by Escandon repoting advances in the colonization of the seno Mexicano
Author(s): 
Escandon, Joseph de (Coronel)
Author(s): 
Altamira, Marques de
Date: 
01-08-1749
Documentation: 
San Antonio de Padilla, Mexico, villa del Nuevo Santander. January 8, 1749. 72p. Informes, relaciones. Signed, copies.
Summary: 
In a Series of letters Escandon reports his advances in the colonization of the Seno Mexicano. He describes one by one the settlements that were founded, the number of families and soldiers that were left in each, the reaction of the Indians, etc. Due to the violent reaction of Indians and to previously unnoticed environmental disadvantages, not all the intended foundations are effected. New areas are explored and further foundations are suggested. All the letters are commented by the marques de Altamira (the auditor de guerra) who shows total support to Escandon and advises virrey to send reinforcements to the new villages for them to survive. (A. Nielsen, November 1989)
Persons: 
Castillo de Aisa, Marques del
Persons: 
Escafadillo, Joseph de
Persons: 
Oyarvide, Joseph Antonio
Persons: 
Barverena, Juan Francisco de (Capitan)
Persons: 
Perez, Juan (Capitan)
Persons: 
Castro Correa, Manuel de
Persons: 
Paz, Gregorio de la (Capitan)
Persons: 
Telles Giron, Phelipe (Capitan)
Persons: 
Jesus, Agustin de (Fray)
Persons: 
Ladron de Guevara, Antonio (Sargento Mayor)
Persons: 
Villanueva, Marcos de (Capitan Indio)
Persons: 
Escandon, Joseph de (Coronel)
Persons: 
Leal, Joseph (Capitan)
Persons: 
Merino, Nicolas (Capitan)
Persons: 
Cortes, Carlos (Capitan)
Persons: 
Gonzalez, Felix (Capitan)
Persons: 
Cano, Juan Miguel
Persons: 
Peredo Torres, Bernardo de (Teniente Coronel)
Persons: 
Garza, Blas Maria de la (Capitan)
Persons: 
Valles, Villa de
Persons: 
Gonzalez de Paredes, Pedro (Capitan)
Persons: 
Orobio Basterra, Joachim de (Capitan)
Persons: 
Castro, Antonio (Practico)
Persons: 
Soto Troncoso, Francisco de (Alcalde Mayor)
Places: 
Rio, Santa Maria del (Pueblo)
Places: 
Tula (Mision)
Places: 
Maiz, Valle del
Places: 
Ruzias, Paraje de las
Places: 
Taumare, Voca del
Places: 
Santa Clara (Sierras)
Places: 
Horcasitas, San Juan de (Ciudad)
Places: 
Santa Barbara
Places: 
Padilla, San Antonio de (Villa)
Places: 
Santa En Gracia (Rio)
Places: 
Mesas Prietas
Places: 
Llanos, San Antonio de los
Places: 
Potosi, San Luis
Places: 
Ayre, Zerrito del
Places: 
Nuezes, Rio de las
Places: 
Barra, Salinas de la
Places: 
Nuevas Philipinas (Provincia)
Places: 
Coaguila
Places: 
Nueva Extremadura
Places: 
Tamaulipa la Vieja (Cerro)
Places: 
Tampico (Puerto)
Places: 
Guemez, San Francisco de (Villa)
Places: 
Linares (Villa)
Places: 
Cadereyta (Villa)
Places: 
Flores, Valle de las
Places: 
Norte, Rio del
Places: 
San Francisco Xavier (Misiones)
Places: 
Nuevo Santander (Villa)
Places: 
Vejar, San Antonio del (Mision)
Places: 
Puebla (Ciudad)
Places: 
San Juan (Rio)
Places: 
Reynosa (Villa)
Places: 
Camargo (Villa)
Places: 
Monte, San Joaquin del (Mision) (Pueblo de Indios)
Places: 
Conchas (Rio)
Places: 
San Fernando (Villa)
Places: 
Guarnizo (Mision)
Places: 
Guemez, San Francisco de (Villa)
Places: 
Guadalupe de Zacatecas (Colegio)
Places: 
Tetillas
Places: 
Soto la Marina (Paraje)
Places: 
Burgos (Pueblo)
Places: 
Rosario, Nuestra Senora del (Mision)
Places: 
Tanguanchin (Pueblo)
Places: 
Altamira (Poblacion)
Places: 
Tejas
Places: 
Queretaro
Ethnic Groups: 
Olives
Ethnic Groups: 
Huastecos
Ethnic Groups: 
Comecrudos
Military Groups: 
Guadalcazar, Compania de Milicianos de
Military Groups: 
Maiz, Compania de Milicianos del Valle del
Military Groups: 
Valles, Compania de la Villa de
Military Groups: 
Espiritu Santo, Compania del Presidio de la Bahia del
First Location: 
AZTM, AGN, Vol. 179 ff. 306-341
Original Location: 
AGN, Mexico City, Provincias Internas Vol. 179 ff. 306-341
Language: 
Spanish
Reference Number: 
17900014
Rights: 
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