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Pujol leads group of Catalan families to Sonora to work in newly discovered mines, but is replaced by Fages following complaints of malicious behavior and mismanagement of funds.

Serial Number: 
041-05732
Title: 
Pujol leads group of Catalan families to Sonora to work in newly discovered mines, but is replaced by Fages following complaints of malicious behavior and mismanagement of funds.
Author(s): 
Manxon, Francisco
Author(s): 
Puyol y Masmitja, Juan (Sargento)
Author(s): 
Fages, Pedro (Teniente Coronel)
Author(s): 
and others
Date: 
08-27-1778
Date: 
12-14-1780
Documentation: 
Sonora. August 27, 1778-December 14, 1780. 68p. Instancias, diligencias, ordenes. Signed, unsigned, copies, originals.
Summary: 
Galvez grants several Catalan families licencia to settle in Sonora and work newly discovered mines; Pujol placed in charge of group's transportation and welfare. List of individuals making journey provided, including age, physical description, marital status; each to receive 2 reales daily to cover costs. Sail in fragata nuestra Senora de la Concepcion, heading first to Havana segun las reglas del comercio Libre. en route, Pujol requests financial auxilios, as per diem too small. Group ordered to resume travel conforme a la contrata signed in Spain or all financial aid. Members lodge complaints against Pujol, described as malicious. Pujol defends himself, denies accusations, arguing contract impossible to fulfill if per diem not increased, that group practically forced to beg. Croix assigns Fages to carry additional money to group and take charge; Fages finds members dispersed (See folio 29), difficult to organize for remainder of trip. Moreno decides Pujol may be cruel, but per diem indeed too low, increases it to 3 reales. (L. Kerr, April 1989)
Persons: 
Manxon, Francisco
Persons: 
Puyol y Masmitja, Juan (Sargento)
Persons: 
Galvez, Joseph de (Consejero del Estado)
Persons: 
Pujol, Isabel (Mujer de Pujol)
Persons: 
Pujol, Francisco
Persons: 
Villa, Francisco
Persons: 
Villa, Maria
Persons: 
Basolo, Joseph
Persons: 
Linarios, Pablo
Persons: 
Linarios, Rosa
Persons: 
Vivet, Sabina
Persons: 
Puig y Trilla, Juan
Persons: 
Martinez, Rafael
Persons: 
Rubira, Francisca
Persons: 
Vives, Miguel
Persons: 
Orra, Celedonio
Persons: 
Veyas, Geronimo
Persons: 
Giral, Magdalena
Persons: 
Puig Vidal, Juan
Persons: 
Puig, Francisca
Persons: 
Marxuach, Juan (Capitan)
Persons: 
Franco, Gabriel (Capellan)
Persons: 
Lozano, Agustin
Persons: 
Cardo, Joseph
Persons: 
Faxas, Francisco
Persons: 
Basedas, Francisco
Persons: 
Navarro
Persons: 
Merino
Persons: 
Mejia
Persons: 
Carrillo
Persons: 
Puche, Juan
Persons: 
Torres, Salvador
Persons: 
Croix, Teodoro de (Comandante General)
Persons: 
Plana, Geronimo
Persons: 
Goycoechea, Agustin de
Persons: 
Llampallaz, Josef Antonio
Persons: 
Yturria, Mariano de (Cura)
Persons: 
Callis, Agustin (Capitan)
Persons: 
Alberni, Pedro (Teniente)
Persons: 
Frechas, Francisco (Mediero)
Persons: 
Mieras, Francisco (Barbero)
Persons: 
Fages, Pedro (Teniente Coronel)
Persons: 
Cardenas
Persons: 
Estrada
Persons: 
Corvalan, Pedro (Gobernador Intendente)
Persons: 
Galindo Navarro, Pedro (Asesor)
Persons: 
Mayorga, Martin de (Virrey)
Places: 
Sonora
Places: 
San Blas (Puerto)
Places: 
Olot (Villa)
Places: 
Cataluna
Places: 
Ruidara (Villa)
Places: 
Havana
Places: 
Veracruz
Places: 
Barcelona (Puerto)
Places: 
Cadiz
Places: 
Acapulco
Places: 
Guadalaxara
Places: 
Fresnillo
Places: 
Tepeaca
Places: 
Arizpe
Places: 
Acapulco
Places: 
Zimapan (Real)
Places: 
Nayarit
Places: 
Pachuca (Minas)
Ethnic Groups: 
Catalanes
Military Groups: 
Cataluna, Compania de Voluntarios de
Military Groups: 
Cataluna, Companias Francas de Voluntarios de
First Location: 
AZTM, AGN, Vol. 258 ff. 001-034 exp. 1
Original Location: 
AGN, Mexico City, Provincias Internas Vol. 258 ff. 001-034 exp. 1
Language: 
Spanish
Notes: 
Related document ff. 46-48
Reference Number: 
25800001
Rights: 
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