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Travel Diaries

Bibliography, summary, report on census of Nuevo Santander.

Date: 
03-13-1751
Documentation: 
Mexico. March 13, 1751. 12p. Informe. Unsigned.
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En la villa de Santiago de la Monclova a 20 dias del mes de noviembre de 1733 anos, yo el general d. Blas de la ...

Author(s): 
Garza Falcon, Blas de la (Gobernador)
Author(s): 
Bizarron, Juan Antonio de
Date: 
11-20-1733
Documentation: 
San Francisco de Coahuila, Santiago de la Monclova. January 16, 1733. 50p. Autos. Copies, transcriptions.

Informe sobre la Campana con varios indios enemigos de Coahuila de que resulto la pacificacion.

Author(s): 
Salazar, Luis de (Capitan)
Author(s): 
Garza Falcon, Blas de la (Gobernador)
Author(s): 
and others
Date: 
09-03-1725
Documentation: 
January 24, 1795. 42pp. Informe, auto. Copia.
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Military diaries and letters from Serna, Quintanilla, Murgier, and others...

Author(s): 
Revilla Gigedo, Conde de
Author(s): 
Sierra Gorda, Conde de la (Gobernador, Politico y Militar)
Author(s): 
Serna, Jose Antonio de la (Theniente Comandante and others
Date: 
03-20-1791
Documentation: 
Nuevo Santander, Mexico. March 20, 1791 - September 7, 1791. 64pp. Approximate letters, diaries. Originals, copies. expeditions carried out by the two following companies; primera compania de la colonia del Nuevo Santander under the command of serna for the period January 18, 1791 - March 28, 1791; segunda compania Volante de la colonia del Nuevo Santander under the command of murgier for the time period of January 22, 1791 - March 14, 1791 and additionally a unit of 72 men from 3 villas under the command of quintanilla for the period January 12, 1791 - March 13, 1791; gives details of areas explored, place names given to certain geographical areas, numbers of soldiers, supplies and weapons totals, narration of encounters with indians, information on the use of militias, nature of topography and climate; virrey conde especially happy with the last expedition commanded by quintanilla; letter stating that Pedro Jose has killed two settlers but has not been apprehended, uses the san cristoval mission for refuge; letter to vaamonde advising him to be on the lookout for Pedro Josef and naparan - misquite indians wanted for murder; letter stating that Apaches are entering the northern villages of area in late August and describes attacks so far experienced. (O. Velez, September 1989)

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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