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Informes concerning establishment of postal service.

Author(s): 
Bonilla
Date: 
07-17-1761
Documentation: 
Mexico. January 24, 1795. 14p. Informes. Signed. Copies.
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Letters concerning rebelling palahueses and mecos.

Author(s): 
Palacio, Juan Fernando de
Author(s): 
Taboada, Andres Gil
Date: 
08-20-1766
Documentation: 
August 20, 1766 - March 17, 1775. 24p. Informe. Signed.
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sobre nuestras acaecidas en las inmediaciones de Conchos por los indios de Pedro Jose que se refugian en la mision de San Cristobal, del N. Leon y Ornes. Que se le comunicaron para su aprehension.

Author(s): 
Sierra Gorda, Conde de (Governador Militar y Politico)
Author(s): 
Revilla Gigedo, Conde de (Virrey)
Date: 
03-15-1791
Documentation: 
Mexico, Nuevo Santander. March 3, 1791 - April 6, 1791. 22p. Approximate letters, military rolls. Originals. Response to unidentified indian hostilities; military rolls which give totals of personnel in companies in area, weapons that they possess and mission, in this case being attacks on indians of Benito, pantaleon, comoteros, mariguanes, sanaquais, and pacitas; virrey tells conde de la sierragorda that in the future he is to communicate with comandante general before he undertakes an expedition against indians; mayordomo of hacienda requests and receives troop protection after pacitas steal horses from his hacienda, once there troops encountered several indian groups in the area and recovered somne of the livestock; seeks to establish missions in area in order to help pacify indians of area and exploit mines of areas to their fullest. (O. Velez, September 1989)
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Letters and diarios de comision from Borica to Conde de Revilla Gigedo, Larusa, Rouset de Jesus. First in this series begins with muy apreciado sor....

Author(s): 
Borica, Diego de (Teniente Coronel)
Date: 
02-24-1791
Documentation: 
San Juan Xavier de cerocahui, Mexico, cosiguriachy. February 24, 1791 - May 11, 1791. 18pp. Approximate letters, diarios de comision. Originals, copies. Disputing accuracy of reports filed by laso and rascon on conditions of indians and testimony of larusa which contradicts the favorable conditions presented by the former; mentions the misionarios apostolicos de Guadalupanos as properly abiding by standards for indian treatment set down by government; letter written to rouset de Jesus mentioning irregularities found in missions and general theme being that treatment of indians as witnessed by Borica leaves much to be desired; efforts made by Borica to alleviate sufferings of indians, gives example of correcting situation in which they are used to transport the correspondence of judges over long distances without proper supply of food or without pay, mentions Estrada as person with whom he had most opposition on this matter; travel diary from 3-29-1791 thru 4-1-1791, visits pueblo of Bernabe where he freed indians from servitude to priest and took action on their complaint of being forced to drain mines-made this Voluntary, prohibits the practice of outsiders cutting firewood from their mountains without compensation, padre doctrinero of Santa Rosalia seeking to llebar ovenciones to the indians since the time that Borica prohibited forced servitude of indians Borica responds that he does not have authority to grant request, authorities concede that indian labor is vital for the operation of the mines notes the benevolent service of laso de la bega towards indians. (O. Velez, March 1989)
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Letters and diarios de comision from Borica de Diego concerning military visitas in Nuevo Vizcaya first in this series begins with febrero 14 de 1791.

Author(s): 
Borica, Diego de (Teniente Coronel)
Author(s): 
Revilla Gigedo, Conde de
Date: 
03-22-1791
Documentation: 
Durango, Mexico, estancia de rio florido, rancho de talamantes. March 22, 1791 -April 6, 1792. 32pp. Approximate letters, diarios de comision. Originals, copies. Reyes trujillo returning after expedition against manta prieta with indian aid ojos Colorados, an indian attack against San Juan bauptista, group of six Apaches being followed by group of indians from Conchos, Apache indian attack in which two men were killed, primera compania Volante kills one Apache and recaptures livestock stolen, troops that escorted Ugarte y Loyola, communication from subdelegado de cosiguariachy advising Borica that in that jurisdiction forcing indians to work in the mines would be prohibited, gets a request from governors of satevo, yoquivo, and guapdaynas that they have their own religious administration because current system of using priests of Batopilas is unsatisfactory due to distances involved, Borica responds by sending letter stating he will look into the matter when he visits these areas and also sends copies of decrees on matters relating to the treatment of indians in missions; letter concerning the matter of indians working as servants in homes of hacendados without pay and prohibitions and circumstances that have led to these developments; letter discussing the points made by Lopez muato on mission and civil authority over indians in missions, what permission indians need in order to leave the pueblos, what kinds of punishments are to be applied to indians who miss mass purposely, policy on alcoholism and delinquency mentioned during religious service, regulations on travel restrictions on indians; travel diary from 2-27-1791 thru 3-13-1791; indian called tomas his history of escape and recapture, last instance of capture was at hands of indians of piedras bolas; travel diary from 3-14-1791 thru 3-28-1791, apprehension of prisoners banda, palacios, Castaneda, gertrudi. Case against them was not proven and key witnesses roman and Acosta did not arrive for judicial proceeding, robberies committed by Juan Joseph conde; punishment of vizcarra for being lazy; meets with rouset de Jesus discussed indian complaints from missions, refers to recommendations made, Tapia requesting indian escorts and his disatisfaction with service provided, ochoa, Jose manuel takes statements from tecoricy and tonachic after their apprehension, visit to pueblo of satebo discontinues practice of cura using weekly workers, semneros in mission without pay; named teniente general for satevo, joya, and baponoyaba; in the latter, wives of prisoners seeking their release and it becomes apparent that without their husbands they have no way of surviving except for charity of the people in their pueblos; meets with anna maria, widow of indian Miguel Mariano, who seeks return of livestock confiscated from husband at time of arrest, he died in jail with daughter. (O. Velez, March 1989)