Joseph de Messa (Mesa). Testimonio concerning silver Arizona.

Serial Number
030-00545
Title
Joseph de Messa (Mesa). Testimonio concerning silver Arizona.
Author(s)
Messa (Mesa), Joseph de
Date
08-19-1737
Documentation
Guadalajara. August 19, 1737. Copy. Signed. Photostat.
Summary
Compilation testimony various individuals, including Mattias de Silva, Manuel Sanchez, presented by Joseph de Messa, who with Francisco Lonporia, discovered silver Arizona, concerning silver deposits, northern frontier. Description Arizona silver discoveries, mining boom, de Anza's embargo name of king. Criticism embargo, need for protection mining area closer than Santa Rosa presidio. Relation stories gold, silver, lakes of quicksilver land indios gentiles, pearls along Rio Colorado. Account docile Indians, including Pimas, Papagos, Seris, beyond missions, ease with which they could be reduced. (T. Sheridan) (1976)
Persons
Messa (Mesa), Joseph de
Lonporic, Francisco
Anza, Juan Bautista de
Silva, Mattias de
Sanchez, Manuel
Cuio, Gaspar (Padre)
Places
Arizona (Mineral de)
Sonora
Santo Vanpelio
Opodepe
San Ignacio (Mision de)
San Xavier
Chiguagua (Chihuahua) (Real de)
Ethnic Groups
Seris
Pimas
Papagos
First Location
CU-BANC. C-B 840 (Bolton Col.) no. 0212 pp.
Original Location
AGI, Sevilla, Aud.Guadalajara, Leg. 0185(67-4-45)
Language
Spanish
Batch Reference Number
2419
Rights
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Keywords
General Subjects