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Virrey Marques de Casafuerte. Letter concerning Texas- Louisiana frontier affairs.

Serial Number: 
290-00003
Title: 
Virrey Marques de Casafuerte. Letter concerning Texas- Louisiana frontier affairs.
Author(s): 
Casafuerte, Marques de (Virrey)
Date: 
12-17-1733
Documentation: 
Mexico. December 17, 1733. Letter. Auto. Transcription.
Summary: 
Virrey's auto includes text of Bustillo y Zevallo's letter to him from Adaes presidio (11/26/1731). In response to viceregal order to move adae presidio because of Rivera's recommendations, Bustillo y Zevallos states that place Rivera picked is a swamp, and that no other location is suitable. In response to viceregal order prohibiting trade with French, Bustillo y Zevallos complies but warns that Adaes needs to trade for foodstuffs with French fort at Nachites to survive. Bustillo y Zevallos also notes that Apaches stole 70 Head of livestock, killed 2 soldiers at San Antonio presidio. States he sent 16 soldiers from Adaes, with Indian auxiliaries, to help French defend Nachites against attack by Nache Indians. Virrey marques de Casafuertes approves gobernador's actions, allows Adaes presidio to trade with Nachites for necessary foodstuffs only, orders Bustillo y Zevallos to replace 2 casualties at San Antonio presidio. (T. Sheridan) (1977)
Persons: 
Casafuerte, Marques de (Virrey) (Juan de Acuna)
Persons: 
Bustillo y Zevallos, Juan Antonio (Gobernador de Texas)
Persons: 
Rivera, Pedro de (Brigadier)
Persons: 
San Denis, Luis de (French Comandante of Nachites)
Places: 
Nachitos (French Fuerte)
Places: 
Nuestra Senora del Pilar de los Adaes (Presidio)
Places: 
Texas (Provincia)
Places: 
Sabinas (Rio)
Places: 
Nachitos (Pueblo)
Places: 
San Antonio (Presidio)
Ethnic Groups: 
Apaches
Ethnic Groups: 
Naches
Ethnic Groups: 
Franceses
First Location: 
TXU, Tex. Hist. Ctr. Nacogdoches arch. 2q292 839 v. 001 pp. 004-012
Original Location: 
TXA, Nacodoches, Texas. TXA. Nacogdoches Arch.
Language: 
Spanish
Rights: 
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