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Informe by Soto on the population, agriculture, defense and necessities for development of lands and towns in Nueva California.

Serial Number: 
041-04666
Title: 
Informe by Soto on the population, agriculture, defense and necessities for development of lands and towns in Nueva California.
Author(s): 
Soto, Manuel Antonio de (Contador de Armada)
Date: 
00-00-1768
Date: 
07-12-1774
Documentation: 
Mexico. June 22, 1774 to July 12, 1774. 50p. Informe. Original. Signed.
Summary: 
Very useful analysis of conditions of Nueva California with details as to funds and costs to be incurred by military and include - economic benefits and improvements in cattle raising, improvements in agriculture techniques and crops grown. Role of missionaries and changes due to and since Jesuit expulsion. Provisions to be supplied to Indians, settlers, military and missionaries; militia formation; housing and choosing community leaders; required annual inspection of establishments; work habits, recreation and rewards to combat idleness. Salt supply and transportation. Appeal to be made to viceroy to enforce law should clergy refuse to oppose regulations. Relocation of include - establishment of towns, workshops, mills with suggestions on where to locate, what to produce, what to teach Indians. Military service for residents of Nueva California. Use of whale sperm and fat. Shipbuilding. Development and taxes. Investments and profits. Accounting procedures for agriculturalists and religious. Military, religious, Naval salaries. Better communication needed for cooperative trade between two Californias. Importance of further exploration of coast. (J. M. Johnson, may 1989)
Persons: 
Soto, Manuel Antonio de (Contador de Armada)
Persons: 
Galvez, Josef de (Visitador General)
Persons: 
Barri, Phelipe (Gobernador)
Persons: 
Moreno y Castro, Bernardo (Capitan) (Comisario)
Persons: 
Echeveste, Juan Josef (Tesorero)
Places: 
Monterrey (Puerto)
Places: 
Antigua California
Places: 
Nueva California
Places: 
Santa Ana (Real)
Places: 
Loreto
Places: 
San Blas (Salinas) (Departamento)
Places: 
San Diego (Puerto)
Places: 
Californias (Peninsula)
Places: 
San Lucas (Cabo)
Places: 
Velicata, San Fernando de
Places: 
Carmen (Isla)
Places: 
Sonora
Places: 
Peru
Places: 
Santa Maria
Places: 
San Luis Gonzaga (Puerto)
Places: 
San Josef del Cabo
Places: 
San Fernando (Cabo)
Places: 
La Paz (Puerto)
Places: 
Cerralvo (Puerto)
Places: 
Santa Fe
Places: 
Nuevo Mexico
Places: 
Aguilar (Rio)
Places: 
Santa Barbara
Places: 
San Andres (Procuraduria)
First Location: 
AZTM, AGN, Vol. 211 ff. 025-049
Original Location: 
AGN, Mexico City, Provincias Internas Vol. 211 ff. 025-049
Language: 
Spanish
Notes: 
Some folios poorly Filmed. Some documents repeated or interrupted.
Reference Number: 
21100003
Rights: 
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