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Reyes and Ugarte y Loyola submit informes to Galvez noting disastrous condition of missions and towns. Proposal for creation of custodia de San Carlos and movement of capital to Ures.

Serial Number: 
041-05645
Title: 
Reyes and Ugarte y Loyola submit informes to Galvez noting disastrous condition of missions and towns. Proposal for creation of custodia de San Carlos and movement of capital to Ures.
Author(s): 
Reyes, Antonio de las
Author(s): 
Ugarte y Loyola, Jacobo
Date: 
08-27-1783
Date: 
07-13-1787
Documentation: 
Ures, Arispe, chihuagua, Madrid. July 13, 1787 - August 27, 1783. 32p. Informes. Signed, copies.
Summary: 
Reyes and Ugarte y Loyola submit informes to Galvez noting disastrous condition of missions and towns. Proposal to create Custodia de San Carlos and movement of capital to Ures. Reyes reports having walked to Arispe, seeing 14 mission towns, their churches and houses almost in ruins. Reports that Indians are without respect and obedience to their priests. Spoke with comandante general who shared bishop's goal of saving important province of Sonora from ruin. The two make plans for founding Custodia de San Carlos, rebuilding churches, missionaries' homes and cultivating of lands. Reyes asks that Galvez publish such a mandate to motivate Indians and Spaniards to work and pay administrative fees. Reports of prison being built (materials used included) but other spendings and buildings ordered by king will be lost. Describes Arispe terrain as sterile and without pasture and with little water, wood, and other building materials. In contrast, Vega de Ures is described as very fertile. These two locations along with Banamichi are evaluated as potential capital sites. Specific administrative plans for leaders and governing regulations. Indian drunkenness and spies are mentioned. (J. Hiller, June 1989)
Persons: 
Galvez, Joseph de
Persons: 
Reyes, Antonio de las (Obispo)
Persons: 
Ugarte y Loyola, Jacobo
Persons: 
Merino, Manuel
Persons: 
Neve, Phelipe de
Persons: 
Rengel, Joseph Antonio
Persons: 
Croix, Teodoro de
Persons: 
Fernandez de Cordova, Francisco
Places: 
Camoa (Mision)
Places: 
Arispe
Places: 
San Carlos
Places: 
Vega de Ures
Places: 
Banamiche (Pueblo)
Places: 
Buenavista (Presidio)
Places: 
Aranjuez
Places: 
Orcasitas
Places: 
Cieneguilla (Real)
Places: 
Pimeria Alta
Places: 
Nacameri
Places: 
Opata (Pueblo)
Places: 
Opodepe
Places: 
Tuape
Places: 
Cucurpe
Places: 
Dolores (Hacienda)
Places: 
Pimas de San Ygnacio (Pueblo)
Places: 
Ymuris
Places: 
Cocopera
Places: 
Calabazas
Places: 
Tupson (Presidio)
Places: 
San Xavier
Places: 
Petic
Places: 
Chihuagua
Places: 
Gracia, San Joseph de
Places: 
Los Alamos
Places: 
Xacales
Places: 
San Lucas (Cabo)
First Location: 
AZTM, AGN, Vol. 254 ff. 083-098
Original Location: 
AGN, Mexico City, Provincias Internas Vol. 254 ff. 083-098
Language: 
Spanish
Notes: 
Appears as expediente 6 in indice del ramo.
Reference Number: 
25400006
Rights: 
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