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Autos concerning investigation into the deaths of two soldiers on watch presumably by Indians.

Serial Number: 
041-04187
Title: 
Autos concerning investigation into the deaths of two soldiers on watch presumably by Indians.
Author(s): 
Ramon, Diego (Capitan)
Author(s): 
Almazan, Fernando Perez de (Gobernador)
Author(s): 
Mendoza, Manuel Malo de (Secretaria)
Author(s): 
and others
Date: 
12-13-1723
Date: 
09-07-1724
Documentation: 
Loreto. March 31 - September 7, 1724 56p. Autos. Signed. Originals
Summary: 
Four soldiers are attacked while on watch on January 13, 1724. Two are killed, one wounded and one escaped without harm. Governor Almazan begins an investigation of the events leading up to the attack. Questions asked of the commanders of the presidio at which nation of Indians are responsible?, how many soldiers are at the presidio?, were the soldiers armed, on horseback or on foot?, and was there negligence on behalf of the commanding officers? This information was to be collected on declarations. Approximately one month after a local Indian uprising by the Cojanes, Carancaguases and Guapites nations, Arge spots an Indian in a nearby oak grove lighting a fire and reports it to Diego Ramon. Garza mounts a horse to investigate returning shortly having seen nothing. Whether men should be outfitted with horses and arms is disputed. That night, January 30, 1724, four sentinels are attacked. The men are poorly armed and on foot. Sentinel Juan Rodriguez returns on foot with two arrow wounds while sentinel Miabe escapes unarmed to the mission where he borrows a horse. Sentinels Antonio Garcia and Ramon de Burgos are killed. Governor Perez de Almazan visits the presidio to find it in disrepair, the men poorly armed, clothed and showing poor military training due to Diego Ramon according to the governor's report. The original uprising occurred on December 19, 1723 when 40 Indians retaliated for a soldier knifing an an Indian. In Olivan de Rebolledo's final report, he suggests garrza be relieved of his rank of sargent, Diego Ramon be relieved of his rank of captain and the lieutenant (?) of his rank. (E. Wilson, March 1990)
Persons: 
Almazan, Fernando Perez de (Gobernador)
Persons: 
Mendoza, Manuel Malo de (Secretario)
Persons: 
Ramon, Diego (Comandante)
Persons: 
Garza, Ygnacio de la (Sargento)
Persons: 
Leon, Fernando Perez de (Teniente)
Persons: 
Miabe, Nicolas de (Cabo)
Persons: 
Arge, Bernardo de
Persons: 
Casafuerte, Marques de (Virrey)
Persons: 
Bega, Santiago de
Persons: 
Aguirre, Gabriel de
Persons: 
Gonzales, Lucas
Persons: 
Balle, Lucas del
Persons: 
Barrera, Alonso
Persons: 
Garcia, Antonio
Persons: 
Martin, Antonio
Persons: 
Gonzales, P.S.
Persons: 
Benites, Domingo
Persons: 
Ramires, Cristoval
Persons: 
Canto, Martin del
Persons: 
Lizano, Julio
Persons: 
Asenzio, Salbador
Persons: 
Burgos, Andres Ramon
Persons: 
Con, Francisco del
Persons: 
Ramires, Bernardo
Persons: 
Hernandes, Lazaro
Persons: 
Gonzales, Matheo
Persons: 
Barron, Bernardo Joseph
Persons: 
Hernandez, Nicolas
Persons: 
Con, Alonso del
Persons: 
Naveja, Manuel
Persons: 
Olivares, Miguel de
Persons: 
Miranda, Francisco Diego de
Persons: 
Rubio, Julio
Persons: 
Gonzales, Lorenzo
Persons: 
Gedea, Juan Joseph de
Persons: 
Sausedo, Diego
Persons: 
Cruz, Manuel de la
Persons: 
Abila, Julio de
Persons: 
Camacho, Julio
Persons: 
Tadeo, Cristobal
Persons: 
Benites, Julio
Persons: 
Gomez, Leonardo
Persons: 
Castro, Agustin de
Persons: 
Gonzales Hidalgo, Pedro
Persons: 
Reyes, Nicolas de los
Persons: 
Damian, Sebastian
Persons: 
Colindres, Julio Antonio
Persons: 
Burgos, Ygnacio Ramon
Persons: 
Rico, Cristobal
Persons: 
Guizas, Julio Joseph de
Persons: 
Martin, Marcos
Persons: 
Burgos, Pedro Ramon
Persons: 
Cortes, Miguel
Persons: 
Munoz, Ygnacio Xavier
Persons: 
Mus, Juan Joseph de Le
Persons: 
Rodriguez, Azenio
Persons: 
Arellano, Joseph Sanchez
Persons: 
Garcia, Julio
Persons: 
Hernandez, Joseph
Persons: 
Servantes, Anttonio
Persons: 
Gomez, Joseph
Persons: 
Solorio, Pedro
Persons: 
Rodriguez, Julio
Persons: 
Aranbula, Manuel
Persons: 
Munoz, Xavier
Persons: 
Benites
Persons: 
Juan
Persons: 
Munoz, Nicolas
Persons: 
Cordova, Joseph de
Persons: 
Olivares, Francisco de
Persons: 
Leon, Jacinto de
Persons: 
Conde, Carlos
Persons: 
Conde, Domingo
Persons: 
Torres, Sevastian
Persons: 
Terrazas, Joseph de
Persons: 
Ramon, Juan Domingo
Persons: 
Bullones, Anttonio
Persons: 
Benites, Julio Anttonio
Persons: 
Hernandez, Francisco Xavier
Persons: 
Garza, Julio de la
Persons: 
Morales, Manuel
Persons: 
Perez, Cayetano
Persons: 
Leon, Simon de
Persons: 
Aldape, Manuel de
Persons: 
Perez, Nicolas
Persons: 
Galan, Francisco
Persons: 
Ramon, Anttonio
Persons: 
Gonzales Chavira, Miguel
Persons: 
Garcia, Dionisio
Persons: 
Gutierres, Anttonio
Persons: 
Bergara, Joseph Cayetano de
Persons: 
Olivan Rebolledo, Juan de
Persons: 
Muro, Julio del
Places: 
Loreto, Nuestra Senora de (Presidio)
Places: 
Espiritu Santo (Bahia)
Places: 
Rio Grande (Presidio)
Places: 
Espiritu Santo (Rancheria)
Places: 
Panzacola
Places: 
Coahuila
Places: 
Texas
Ethnic Groups: 
Cojanes
Ethnic Groups: 
Carancaguases
Ethnic Groups: 
Guapites
Ethnic Groups: 
Apaches
Military Groups: 
Military Groups
First Location: 
AZTM, AGN, Vol. 181 ff. 310-337
Original Location: 
AGN, Mexico City, Provincias Internas Vol. 181 ff. 310-337
Language: 
Spanish
Notes: 
Ff. 326 -327 summary of incident, ff. 328 - 329 list of men and their arms, ff. 330 illegible, binding swallows words,
Reference Number: 
18100007
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