Pedro de Labaquera to king of Spain. Reports on development of Pimeria Alta.

Serial Number
030-00672
Title
Pedro de Labaquera to king of Spain. Reports on development of Pimeria Alta.
Author(s)
Labaquera, Pedro de
Date
00-00-1761
Documentation
1761 (?). Copy. Signed. Transcript.
Summary
Labaquera's reports to king concerning- 1) military force of 40 necessary to protect miners, prevent fraud, reopen Pimeria Alta silver mines discovered 1738; 2) importance Cabo San Lucas to Manilla trade, threat English piracy; 3) exploration Rio Colorado by Kino, Sedelmayer, Consaq; importance further exploration because of possible French settlement/utilization Colorado, possible route to sea, renewed English interest northwest Passage, reduction/conversion indios barbaros; 4) Apaches range, raids, ineffectiveness Spanish cavalry against mountain people, need for force 200 mountaineers, description necessary weapons/tactics, plans for reduction Apaches, problems presidios, including predominance Inferior mulato soldiers, prevalence gambling, corruption captains, need for reforms in wage payment, advocates land grants to presidial soldiers. (T. Sheridan) (1976)
Persons
Labaquera, Pedro de
Kino (Padre)
Sedelmayer (Padre)
Consag (Padre)
Places
Cabo San Lucas
Colorado (Rio)
Gila (Rio)
California (Gulf Of)
Pimeria Alta
Apacheria
Ethnic Groups
Apaches
Franceses
Mulatos
Ingleses
First Location
CU-BANC. C-B 840 (Bolton Col.) no. 0230 pp.
Original Location
AGI, Sevilla, Aud.Guadalajara, Leg. 0511(104-6-13)
Language
Spanish
Batch Reference Number
2430
Rights
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