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Letters from Nava, Cacho, Bassoco, others to viceroy concerning Indian prisoner Pozo.

Author(s): 
Nava, Pedro de (Comandante)
Author(s): 
Cacho (Auditor de Guerra)
Author(s): 
Bassoco, Antonio de
Author(s): 
and others
Date: 
04-29-1792
Documentation: 
Chihuahua. Mexico. January 2, 1799-June 17, 1801. 46p. Originals. Signed. Transcriptions.

Letters from Vaamonde and Conde de Revilla Gigedo concerning military matters involving Apaches in Nuebo Reyno de Leon. First in series begins with para que v.s. pueda hacerse cargo

Author(s): 
Vaamonde, Manuel (Gobernador de Nuebo Reyno de Leon)
Author(s): 
Yparraguirre, Luis Maria (Justicia Mayor)
Date: 
08-27-1791
Documentation: 
Monterrey, Mexico. August 27, 1791 - September 17, 1791. 28pp. Approximate. Letters, noticias. Copies. Was killed, needs strengthened militia in area in order to defend settlements or else will be forced to abandon; indian attack in which Spanish settlers were taken prisoner; speaks of indian attack that was successfully repelled by settlers in which wounded indian was heard to say that he wanted confession. On way out of village indians took captives including children; need for better horses and weapons to fight off the indians, complete letter by justicia mayor describing situation of hostilities in area; scathing letter from Revilla gigedo to vaamonde admonishing him for his insolence in regards to some comments he had made previously on the organization of the two companias Volantes as being reason for the inability to effectively neutralize indians; report documenting indian attacks between August 5, 1791 and August 19, 1791; letter from vaamonde ordering that militias of 15 men be set up in order to explore their surrounding areas for 15 days and people of the area should provide the munitions and supplies needed for these expeditions; letter from vaamonde explaining his idea of reorganizing the two companias Volantes and the compania del punto de lamparos into 12 groups; letter telling of the arrest of indian Pedro Jose. (O. Velez, September 1989)
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Letters to and from Ugarte y Loyola concerning procedures to be used in stemming domestic collaboration with Apaches, first in this series begins with por el oficio.

Author(s): 
Gasiot y Miralles, Juan
Author(s): 
Ugarte y Loyola, Jacobo
Date: 
09-03-1789
Documentation: 
Mexico. September 3, 1789 - December 24, 1789. 60pp. Approximate. Letters. Originals/copies. Responsible for attacks on Nueva Vizcaya; lengthy account on how local people in settlements collaborated with Apaches and other bands to attack towns- gives names of towns involved and indians collaborating; Ugarte y Loyola asking for more autonomy in handling indian disturbances, seeks to have a previous order limiting his jurisdiction rescinded; points out which towns have been more prone to this type of sabotage, offers suggestions on how to proceed; response to letter above telling Ugarte y Loyola to proceed as originally directed with regard to sentencing and refusal of his suggested reforms; Ugarte y Loyola agrees to work with auditor de guerra on sentencing and send more troops to areas affected by problem of collaboration. (O. Velez, September 1989)
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visita de la jurisdiccion del oro con que dio cuenta el comisionado, y se remitio al senor comandante general don Pedro de Nava ....

Author(s): 
Borica, Diego de (Teniente Coronel)
Author(s): 
Nava, Pedro de (Comandante General)
Author(s): 
Revilla Gigedo, Conde de
Date: 
02-06-1791
Documentation: 
Mexico, estancia de rio florido, Chihuahua. February 16, 1791 - September 18, 1792. 30pp. Approximate. Letters. Originals, copies. Being abstacted here; submittal of the diario de comision and quaderno by Borica; resumption of visita throughout Nueva Vizcaya by Borica in accordance with orders received by Revilla gigedo despite the deterioration of the horses with one of the primary purposes of checking the abuse of indians within the mission system; diario de comision written for visita mentioned above; suspension of Borica's visita due to the rainy season in the remaining jurisdictions to be inspected, decision made to wait so that a proper inspection can be made, delaying the submittal of the recommendations made for the jurisdictions already inspected until entire visita conducted, no incidences of fugitive missions in areas visited so far, problems have emerged on use of indians by jueces and misioneros without remuneration and also in the administration of justice system; Borica fulfilling the duties of ayudante inspector in the villa where he is located until the rainy season passes; content of Borica's visits which include information on Spanish and indian populations, haciendas and ranches, pardon of 4 prisoners sentenced to death, 6 thieves, aprehension of various delinquents and fugitive indians from the missions and their rehabilitation, population figures for indians and comments on their activities and unjust use of their labour in agriculture performed for others, remedied this last situation, prohibited the continuation of having indians punished by judges and stimulatd them to respect ministers and apply themselves to the christian religion, inspected archives of the ruling bodies of the 24 jurisdictions for their improvement and coordination, in each pueblo a file established during visita noting number of indians in each, local circumstances, language spoken, character, property owned collectively and individually, pressures they felt and what Borica did to alleviate these, the fact that other measures still need to be implemented, advises haste on the latter, nava seeks virrey's guidance on measures still to be implemented; sealed letter from virrey conde de Revilla gigedo to the fiscal de lo civil summarizing the activities and correspondence associated with Borica's visita as has been done above; acknowledgement made by virrey of correspondence from nava on subject of Borica's visits. (O. Velez, March 1989)

agosto de 1785 consulta del teniente de justicia de la villa de San Carlos sobre lo acaecido con aquel administracion de Alcavalas.

Author(s): 
Garcia Margain, Prudencio
Author(s): 
Quijas, Joseph Maria
Author(s): 
Lasaga, Diego de (Gobernador)
Author(s): 
and others
Date: 
00-00-1780
Documentation: 
Nuevo Santander. August 31, 1784-May 13, 1786. 34p. (Approx) Consulta, instancias. Signed, originals.

Series of autos in prosecution of Cordero Ruiz and Amezua

Author(s): 
Garza, Pedro
Author(s): 
Martinez de Alleison, Antonio
Author(s): 
Cordero, Jose and others
Date: 
01-10-1791
Documentation: 
Monterrey, boca de leones, vallecillos. January 10, 1791-March 3, 1791. 60p. Letters, informes, autos, peticiones. Originals, signed, copies.
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Letter from San Juan re: escape of Truxillo.

Author(s): 
San Juan, Manuel Antonio de
Date: 
03-00-1764
Documentation: 
March 1764. 1p. Letter. Signed.
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Correspondence between Bucareli and Cazorla for 1774 and 1775.

Author(s): 
Virrey (?)
Author(s): 
Cazorla, Luis
Date: 
02-01-1774
Documentation: 
Bahia. February 1, 1774 to July 26, 1775. 40p. Letters. Originals.
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Documents regarding military appointments.

Author(s): 
Bucareli y Ursua, Antonio Maria (Fray)(Virrey)
Date: 
01-29-1777
Documentation: 
Mexico. January 29, 1777. 58p. Letters. Signed.
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