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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
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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 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)

Extracts and correspondence between Ripperda and Bucareli for months of Jan.-February, August-December 1775, and January 1777.

Author(s): 
Ripperda, Baron de
Author(s): 
Virrey (?)
Author(s): 
Gil y Barbo, Antonio
Author(s): 
Grande Perito Carlos
Date: 
01-00-1776
Documentation: 
Bexar, natchitoches. Jan., 1776 to January 22, 1777. 60p. Letters, extracts, service records. Signed.
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Author(s): 
Fayni, Joseph
Date: 
12-08-1771
Documentation: 
Chiguagua. January 4, 1771. 8p. Letters. Originals, signed.
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Letter clearing Valdes family name

Author(s): 
Flores de Valdes, Joseph Joachin
Date: 
00-00-1751
Documentation: 
San Luis Potosi. 1751. 4p. Letter. Signed
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Letter to viceroy

Author(s): 
Santiago de Leon Garabito, Juan de (Obispo)
Date: 
08-13-1692
Documentation: 
Guadalajara. August 13, 1692. 2p. Letter. Signed.
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