Diego Martinez de Hurdaide to virrey.
Martinez de Hurdaide, Diego
Montesclaros. June 15, 1619. Letter. Transcription.
Informs viceroy peaceful state Sinaloa, even during Tepehuan revolt. Describes trouble caused by tlatole Juan de Messa, Criollo from Culiacan who killed another Spaniard, fled north. Hurdaide followed him to land Guazapares (warihio group), who trapped him in cave, burned him, cut off his hands, Head, gave them to Hurdaide as sign of fidelity. Discusses proposal to divide Sinaloa province in 2 parts. Asks to be relieved of his post, given position allowing him to care for family, pay debts more than 40,000 pesos expended in conquest Sinaloa. Complains of difficulties with padre visitor Villafane. Skeptical about efficency division province. Hurdaide's apologia career Sinaloa. (T. Sheridan) (1976)
Messa, Juan de
Guzman, Diego de (Padre)
Villafane, Hernando de (Padre)
Martinez de Hurdaide, Diego.
CU-BANC. C-B 840 (Bolton Col.) no. 0258 pp. 0119-0125 Transcpt
AGN, Mexico, Historia, Leg. 0316
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