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Mines (Placeres)

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

Author(s): 
Bucareli y Ursua, Antonio Maria (Virrey)
Date: 
04-04-1772
Documentation: 
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)