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Barragan requests that cuerpo de cavalleria de frontera is granted use of military insignia and standards as reward for loyal service. Geographic, demographic, and economic portrait of zone of Nuevo Santander.

Serial Number: 
041-05726
Title: 
Barragan requests that cuerpo de cavalleria de frontera is granted use of military insignia and standards as reward for loyal service. Geographic, demographic, and economic portrait of zone of Nuevo Santander.
Author(s): 
Calleja, Felix
Author(s): 
Barragan, Joseph Florencio
Date: 
08-14-1805
Date: 
12-21-1805
Documentation: 
San Luis Potosi. Rioverde. September 14, 1805-December 21, 1805. 16p. Letters. Informes. Signed.
Summary: 
Letter from Barragan, comandante de Cuerpo de Cavalleria de frontera, requests Gracia of use of military standards and insignia as reward for company's brave and loyal service. Barragan provides excellent geographic, demographic, and economic portrait of towns of Valles, maiz, and Rioverde. Military companies and campaigns against Indians mentioned. F. 223 mentions the extinguishing of part of Chichimeco population. Process of pacification said to be impeded by the vastness of the territory and scarce population upon it. Ff. 223-224 speaks of vasallos americanos and their superiority en los Ramos de industria y agricultura F. 224 speaks of Villa de Valles, its social organization, quantity of haciendas and ranches, occupations of inhabitants, pacification of Chichimecos, and taxes and tribute. F. 225 mentions Valle de maiz, its military settlers intent solely on destroying Indians, and the granting of land grants to these settlers. F. 225 deals with Rioverde, the pacification of the Chichimecos, their incorporation into life of San Luis Potosi. Mixed Spanish, Indian, and caste population of town mentioned and the number and income of its missions. Reasons for establishment of military companies, their size and quality stated. Finally, granting of estandartes y insignia granted to Barragan and his company. (P. Lenz, may 1990)
Persons: 
Calleja, Felix
Persons: 
Barragan, Joseph Florencio
Places: 
San Luis Potosi
Places: 
Valles (Villa)
Places: 
Rioverde
Places: 
Maiz (Valle)
Places: 
Tampico
Places: 
Tamaulipa (Sierra)
Places: 
Nuevo Santander (Colonia)
Places: 
Soto la Marina
Places: 
Luiciana
Ethnic Groups: 
Chichimecos
Ethnic Groups: 
Pames
Military Groups: 
Frontera, Cuerpo de Cavalleria de
Military Groups: 
Frontera, Esquadrones Provinciales de
First Location: 
AZTM, AGN, Vol. 257 ff. 222-230
Original Location: 
AGN, Mexico City, Provincias Internas Vol. 257 ff. 222-230
Language: 
Spanish
Notes: 
F. 229 duplicated
Reference Number: 
25700021
Rights: 
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