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Letter from virrey to Corbalan concerning deplorable conditions that exist in Sonora.

Bucareli y Ursua, Antonio Maria (Virrey)
April 4, 1772. 4pp. Minutas de cartas. Unsigned. Condition of those provinces (i.e. Sonora), in which Bucareli mentions various problems such as business practices of unscrupulous comerciantes espanoles, negros y pardos; depopulation of placer mines, land tenure and grazing rights problems, etc., discusses how indian population is adversely affected by abovementioned issues; orders sastre, Corbalan, to do everything in their power to correct these abuses. (J. H. Ochs, February 1988)