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Documents relating to charges brought by Moreno y Castro against Pison y Gusman for blasphemies, drunkenness, debts and other bad conduct, in Loreto.

Author(s): 
Pison y Gusman, Gaspar de (Teniente de Caballeria)(Dueno)
Author(s): 
Moreno y Castro, Bernardo de (Teniente del Gobernador)
Author(s): 
Asevedo, Rosa Francisca (Mujer de Pison y Gusman)
Author(s): 
Moreno, Manuel Antonio (Cirujano)
Author(s): 
and others
Date: 
00-00-1768
Documentation: 
Loreto, Santa Ana, Mexico, San Blas, Tepic, Veracruz. July 5, 1772 to August 12, 1774. 212p. Causa. Autos. Diligencia. Memorias. Providencia. Decreto. Dictamen. Cuenta. Informes. Peticiones. Letter. Drafts, copies, transcriptions. Originals. Signed.

exmo. Senor. El padre guardian, y venerable discretorio de el seminario apostolico de propaganda fide de nuestra senora de Guadalupe de Zacatecas

Author(s): 
Marmolejo, Ildefonso Joseph (Fray)
Author(s): 
Rosales, Manuel Joseph (Fray)
Author(s): 
Saenz, Joachin (Fray)
Author(s): 
and others
Date: 
09-12-1752
Documentation: 
Zacatecas. September 12 to October 19, 1752. 58p. Letters. Signed.
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Series of autos dealing with distribution of land and water rights to colonizers from islas canarias in capital of province of Tejas, San Fernando

Author(s): 
Vergara, Gabriel de (Fray)
Author(s): 
Zeballos y Bustillo, Juan Antonio (Gobernador)
Author(s): 
and others
Date: 
05-20-1732
Documentation: 
Mexico, San Antonio de Bejar. May 20, 1732-December 1, 1732. 44p. Letters, informes, autos, certificaciones. Originals, signed, copies.

Letters from Nava and Castro concerning defensive situation in valle de Santa Rosa. First in series begins with the phrase 1181 ano de 1791.

Author(s): 
Nava, Pedro de
Author(s): 
Castro, Ramon de
Date: 
09-28-1791
Documentation: 
Mexico, Santa Rosa, san Buenaventura. September 28, 1791 - November 27, 1791. 42 pp. Approximate letters. Copies. quadernos that deal with Apache lipanes, correspondence of Castro and nava, indians seeking refuge in mission, and in general are presented for the purpose of justifying an increase in troop strength; letter recording attacks by lipanes on livestock; account of how indians and military of area were organized and proceeded to recover livestock and horses stolen by lipanes in valle de Santa Rosa; investigation by lozaya on Apache attacks in san Buenaventura, reports of indian sightings near sandina hacienda; Castro explaining that if his troop strength is not increased he will be forced to seek help of comanches and he is loathe to do that because of inherent difficulties; letter discussing request of increase in troop strength and justifications for same. (O. Velez, August 1989)
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Letters and diarios de comision from Borica and others to Conde de Revilla Gigedo first in this series begins with the phrase paso a manos de v.e. el diario de lo ocurrido en mis comissiones desde el 5 del corriente hasta del ayer inclusive.

Author(s): 
Borica, Diego de (Teniente Coronel)
Author(s): 
Lasso de la Vega, Miguel Maria
Author(s): 
Rouset de Jesus, Fransisco (Fray)
Author(s): 
Revilla Gigedo, Conde de
Date: 
01-20-1791
Documentation: 
Estancia de florido, Mexico, vallesillo, cosiguriachy. January 20, 1791 - March 27, 1791. 18pp. Approximate. Letters, diarios de comision. Originals, copies. Attack by taraumara's in which 2 men and 1 women were left nude; suspects that attack was committed by escaped indians from mission of oro; requests information on arrests made by subdelegado of mapini of thieves; indians from Moris mission complain of mistreatment which led many to escape the mission; found irregularities in the delays of confession to indians; says that during visitas he has made, all social classes mistreat indians but none eager to protect them. Based on nature of indian attack described above and the fact that cattle were stolen, Borica concludes that attacks were perpetrated by Apaches despite witnesses contention that they were Taraumares. Has not heard any news on expedition of 30 men with indian scout ojos Colorados sent to attack rancheria mantas prietas; letter from lasso de la Vega concerning measures to be implemented in missions and care with which relevant personnel are to proceed so as to avert rebellions by indians; Guadalupanos are exempt from these measures; indians of the Moris mission voice complaints about cruel treatment from padre guardian of mission who with stones and kicks gets them out of bed to work. The mission is prone to attacks and if he is killed in one of them they want to make sure that the crime is not attributed to them. Indians of Batopilas mission as well as governors of the area complain that padre of mission does not confess or marry indians and that he does not follow authority of teniente in the area for which reason they seek to be resettled to Zacatecas and padre Aguilar. Rascon told to exert his authority over religious personnel that have overreached theirs and to make sure that the only people authorized to punish indians are judges and justiciales reales. Information on treatment of indians and conduct of religious personnel is to be fowarded to Cavallero de Croix. Leaves on his third outing with 60 men taken from the first and third companies. (O. Velez, March 1989)