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French trespassing into Spanish territory, part iv

Serial Number: 
041-04185
Title: 
French trespassing into Spanish territory, part iv
Author(s): 
Valcarcel y Formento, Domingo
Author(s): 
Echavarri, Francisco Antonio de
Author(s): 
Andreu y Ferras, Antonio and others.
Date: 
00-00-1721
Date: 
00-00-1754
Documentation: 
Mexico. San Xavier presidio. September 25, 1753 - March 4, 1754. 120p. Autos. Originals. Signed.
Summary: 
Begins with review of previous testimonies and conclusions drawn. All witnesses believe Colorado River to be the boundary between the two territories. Barrio believes Misisipi (Sic) River to be boundary. Testimonies are considered hearsay and not conclusive. Governor of Texas deems necessary to establish boundary between territories and move French presidios from la Isleta to Nachitos. Questions discussed; engineer to survey boundaries, squadron of 20 soldiers and one official to observe the French, wine and aguardiente trade with French, 36 French companies each of 50 men and 100 swiss men, slaves fleeing French masters, Frenchman San Denis bestowing titles of rank on Indians in Spanish territory, French lenguarazes in Spanish territory. French are described as machinaciones, wanting to trade with anyone and that the only way to control them is by populating presidios with more Spaniards. Ff. 253 - 264 junta de guerra y hacienda discusses same as aforementioned including; one-third advance on pay to soldiers; governor of Texas to determine amount of land usurped by French, names of French towns and presidios established on Spanish territory. All witnesses believe the French occupied lands from 1734 - 36, no new towns have been built, French trade gunpowder, clothing, etc.., with Indians in Texas. Many Indian tribes ally with the Texas Indians and the French. These same Indians consider the Spanish the enemy. Ff. 264 - 275 junta de guerra y hacienda discuss and resolve the following eight points. The governor of Texas should inform commander of Nachitos to return to his Side of the Colorado River, the boundary. The governor will not be sent engineers to map and restore usurped land. A twenty-man squadron with one official will not be sent to the San Pedro River to observe the French. No decision yet as to whether the Texas squadron will be reinforced as the Nueva Veracruz squadron, only a break in relations could decide that. Wine and aguardiente trade with the French desired due to the cold winters is prohibited. Decree proclaiming black French slaves free is prohibited as provocation of the French. Spanish Indians in Texas are not prohibited to trade with the French as the Spanish want to keep the Indians happy and possibly sway the Indians to trade with the Spanish. The second part of this point decides to prohibit the French from bestowing titles of rank on Spanish Indians. The final point permits the French lenguarases to remain in Spanish territory so as not to provoke the French. (E. Wilson, January 90)
Persons: 
Barrios y Jauregui, Jacinto de (Gobernador)
Persons: 
Altamira, Marques de (Auditor)
Persons: 
Boneo, Justo (Gobernador)
Persons: 
Enzenada, Marques de la
Persons: 
Conquista, Duque de la (Virrey)
Persons: 
Fonclara, Conde de (Virrey)
Persons: 
Sandoval, Manuel (Capitan) (Gobernador)
Persons: 
San Denis, Luis de (Frances)
Persons: 
Villavicencio, Pedro Malo de (Doctor)(Auditor)
Persons: 
Aguayo, Marques de San Miguel de
Persons: 
Codallos y Rabal, Joseph (Doctor)(Frances)
Persons: 
Pierre (Monsiur)
Persons: 
Orovio Basterra, Prudencia (Gobernador)
Persons: 
Olivan, Juan de (Auditor General)
Persons: 
Calahorra, Joseph (Padre Fray)
Persons: 
Busillos, Juan Antonio
Persons: 
Soto Bermudez, Antonio de (Teniente)
Persons: 
Flor, la (French) (Gobernador)
Persons: 
Rivera, Pedro de (Mariscal de Campo)
Persons: 
Blans, Cesar de (Comandante)
Persons: 
Ravago y Teran, Phelipe (Capitan)
Persons: 
Mallet, Pedro (Frances)
Persons: 
Guemes y Horcasitas, Juan Francisco
Persons: 
Revilla Gigedo, Conde de (Virrey)
Persons: 
Echavarri, Francisco Antonio de
Persons: 
Valcarzel y Formento, Domingo
Persons: 
Andreu y Ferras, Antonio
Persons: 
Barroeta, Juan Chrisostomo de (Regente)
Persons: 
Valparaiso, Conde de Matheo de (Contador)
Persons: 
Cortillas, Joachin de (Contador)
Persons: 
Mella y Vusa, Alonzo de (Contador)
Persons: 
Miranda, Ignacio Joseph de (Oficial)
Persons: 
Diaz de Zelis, Joseph (Oficial)
Persons: 
Somosa y Torres, Pedro Maria (Oficial)
Persons: 
Rodriguez Gallardo, Joseph Raphael (Contador)
Persons: 
Urdanegui y Lujan, Juan de (Contador)
Persons: 
Orobio Vasterra, Prudencio de (Gobernador)
Persons: 
San Denis, Luis de (Alferez)(Hijo)
Persons: 
Vallejo (Fray)
Persons: 
Olivan, Juan de (Auditor)
Places: 
Aranjuez
Places: 
Nachitos, San Juan Bauptista (Presidio)
Places: 
Rojo (Rio)
Places: 
Colorado (Rio)
Places: 
Francia
Places: 
Adaes (Presidio)
Places: 
Tejas
Places: 
Gran Montana
Places: 
Arroyo Hondo
Places: 
Mexico, Santa Iglesia Metropolitana de
Places: 
Buen Retiro
Places: 
Santa Rosa (Isla)
Places: 
Misisipi (Rio)
Places: 
Nueva Orleans
Places: 
Luciana
Places: 
Isleta (Presidio)
Places: 
Nacodoches (Mision)
Places: 
San Pedro (Rio)
Places: 
Trinidad (Rio)
Places: 
San Antonio (Rio)
Places: 
Vejar, San Antonio de (Presidio)
Places: 
Veracruz (Puerto)(Presidio)
Places: 
Havana
Places: 
Nuevo Mexico
Places: 
San Xavier (Presidio)
Places: 
Taos (Pueblo)
Places: 
Caudacho (Pueblo)
Places: 
Puente Cupe
Places: 
Arinais (Provincia)
Places: 
Trinidad (Rio)
Ethnic Groups: 
Franceses
Ethnic Groups: 
Nazones
Ethnic Groups: 
Nadotes
Ethnic Groups: 
Navidachos
Ethnic Groups: 
Teguacanas
Ethnic Groups: 
Azinaiz
Ethnic Groups: 
Nachies
Ethnic Groups: 
Zuizos
Ethnic Groups: 
Ingleses
Ethnic Groups: 
Apaches
Ethnic Groups: 
Cumanches
Ethnic Groups: 
Pelones
Ethnic Groups: 
Tebancamas
Ethnic Groups: 
Tancangueyes
Ethnic Groups: 
Tebancanas
Ethnic Groups: 
Yujuanes
Ethnic Groups: 
Chicaes
Ethnic Groups: 
Aguajuanis
Ethnic Groups: 
Aguajos
Ethnic Groups: 
Tancames
Ethnic Groups: 
Guajis
Ethnic Groups: 
Guesos
Ethnic Groups: 
Fusas
Ethnic Groups: 
Exanes
Ethnic Groups: 
Pianes
First Location: 
AZTM, AGN, Vol. 181 ff. 216-275
Original Location: 
AGN, Mexico City, Provincias Internas Vol. 181 ff. 216-275
Language: 
Spanish
Notes: 
Interesting and detailed reasons for decisions made, official seals on pages obscures writing, ff. 245, 274 duplicated,
Reference Number: 
18100005
Rights: 
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