Juan Isidor de Pardinas Villar de Francos to king letter concerning Nueva Vizcaya.

Serial Number
030-00272
Title
Juan Isidor de Pardinas Villar de Francos to king letter concerning Nueva Vizcaya.
Author(s)
Pardinas Villar de Francos, Juan Isidro de
Date
11-21-1688
Documentation
Parral. November 21, 1688. Copy. Transcript.
Summary
Describes fertility Nueva Vizcaya, richness mines, but says hostile Indians causing abandonment mines, depopulation frontier. Notes conquest/reduction Pimas. Asks for money to pay Indian auxiliaries. States presidial garrisons guard roads but unable to prevent Indians from entering province. States need for offensive campaign. Mentions pirate threatening southern coast. says Indians Rio del Norte informed him presence strangers to north. Recommends expedition 90 arcabuzeros to determine their intentions. (T. Sheridan) (1976)
Persons
Pardinas Villar de Francos, Juan Isidro de (Rey)
Places
Sonora
Bahia del Espiritu Santo
Ethnic Groups
Pimas
First Location
CU-BANC. C-B 840 (Bolton Col.) no. 0284 no. pp. 0002-0006 Transcpt
Original Location
AGI, Sevilla, Aud.Guadalajara, Leg. 0029(66-6-18)
Language
Spanish
Batch Reference Number
1965
Rights
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