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Letters concerning the situation of the presidio of San Antonio de Balero.

Serial Number: 
041-04206
Title: 
Letters concerning the situation of the presidio of San Antonio de Balero.
Author(s): 
Hidalgo, Francisco (Fray)
Author(s): 
San Joseph y Baena, Ignacio de (Fray)
Author(s): 
San Miguel de Aguayo, Marques de
Author(s): 
and others
Date: 
01-14-1724
Date: 
02-26-1725
Documentation: 
San Antonio de Balero, Mexico. January 14, 1724, February 26, 1725. 62 p. Informes. Signed.
Summary: 
Soldiers from presidio of San Antonio de Balero report about an Indian raid whereby most of the horses of the company were stolen. They were unable to stop the attack because the presidio has not enough weapons and trained soldiers. Therefore they ask the viceroy to send soldiers, equipment and horses to reinforce that military position. On the other hand, fray Hidalgo accuses the intransigent attitude of Flores (commander of the presidio) for the increase in violence. He refuses to give back to the Apaches the women and children that have been captured, even though they have sent representatives to negotiate. This situation in turn is spoiling the pacification efforts of the priests. Other letters propose to move the presidio closer to mission or to a near peninsula where there are better possibilities for agriculture. In a letter analyzing all these evidences, the marques of San Miguel de Aguayo advises the authorities to choose the latter alternative. His letter also includes an interesting discussion about the justos titulos to initiate the military conquest of the Apaches (i.e., just war, folios 46-49), followed by a plan for effecting this conquest. (A. Nielsen, November 1989)
Persons: 
Gutierrez, Nicolas (Alferez)
Persons: 
Carbajal, Christobal de (Sargento)
Persons: 
Gonzalez, Joseph (Fray)
Persons: 
Hidalgo, Francisco (Fray)
Persons: 
Flores, Nicolas
Persons: 
Espinosa, Isidro Felis (Fray)
Persons: 
Perez, Fernando
Persons: 
Baena, Ignacio de (Fray)
Persons: 
Ramon, Diego (Teniente)
Persons: 
Perez de Almazan, Fernando (Gobernador)
Persons: 
Perez, Matheo
Persons: 
Ferrer, Juan Nicolas (Soldado)
Persons: 
Erize, Ignacio (Fray)
Persons: 
Bustillos, Juan de (Capitan)
Persons: 
Sevillano, Miguel (Fray)
Persons: 
Pita, Joseph (Fray)
Persons: 
Villasur, Pedro de
Persons: 
Minguez, Juan (Fray)
Persons: 
San Miguel de Aguayo, Marques de
Places: 
Balero, San Antonio de (Presidio)
Places: 
Saltillo (Villa)
Places: 
Coaguila (Presidio)
Places: 
Queretaro, Santiago de (Ciudad)
Places: 
Santisima Cruz (Colegio)
Places: 
Texas (Provincia)
Places: 
Los Adais (Presidio)
Places: 
Mazapil
Places: 
Nuevo Reyno de Leon
Places: 
Ranchitos (Presidio)
Places: 
Candachos (Presidio)
Places: 
Jicarilla, Valle de la
Places: 
Santa Fe (Villa)
Places: 
Nuevo Mexico
Places: 
Rio Grande (Presidio)
Ethnic Groups: 
Apaches
Ethnic Groups: 
Paiayas
Ethnic Groups: 
Cumanches
Ethnic Groups: 
Jutanes
Military Groups: 
Balero, Compania del Presidio de San Antonio de
First Location: 
AZTM, AGN, Vol. 183 ff. 020-050
Original Location: 
AGN, Mexico City, Provincias Internas Vol. 183 ff. 020-050
Language: 
Spanish
Reference Number: 
18300003
Rights: 
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