Proceedings against Pena for murder of Indians and eventual proof of innocence.

Serial Number
041-00004
Title
Proceedings against Pena for murder of Indians and eventual proof of innocence.
Author(s)
Pena, Thomas de la (Fray)
Lasuen, Fermin Francisco de (Padre Presidente)
Loriente, Josef (Fray)
and others
Date
06-28-1786
Date
04-08-1795
Documentation
San Carlos de Monterrey, Mexico. June 28, 1786-April. 8, 1795. 154p. Letters. Originals, signed, copies.
Summary
Franciscan missionary Pena tried for alleged murder of several individual Indians; Pena responds in defense stating that murdered Indians died of epidemic, not violence; includes detailed account of atrocities against Indians by government soldiers; Series of character witness testimonies given in investigation conducted by Zuniga and Loriente; Pena eventually found innocent but suffers from hypochondria brought about by antagonism of Indians of Santa Clara. One witness. (D. J. McClelland, April. 1988)
Persons
Lasuen, Fermin Francisco de (Padre)(Presidente)
Noriega, Mathias (Padre)
Sal, Hermenegildo (Alferez)
Fages, Pedro (Gobernador)
Pena, Thomas de la (Fray)
Ortiz, Placido (Indio) (Testigo de Vista)
Valdez, Anacleto (Indio) (Testigo de Vista)
Moraga, Antonio (Indio)
Gonzalez, Diego (Comandante Interino) (Teniente)
Soler, Nicolas (Capitan)
Serra, Junipero (Padre)
Palou, Francisco (Padre)
Noboa, Diego de (Padre)
Albitre, Sebastian (Poblador)
Grijalba (Sargento)
Cordero, Mariano (Cavo)
Peralta, Juan Joseph (Cavo)
Peralta, Gabriel (Cavo) (Soldado)
Lato de la Vega, Ramon (Alferez)
Nove, Phelipe (Comandante General)
Vargas, Manuel (Cavo Amanuense)
Xisto, Antonio (Indio)
Romero, Antonio (Poblador)
Pablo (Indio)
Luis (Indio)(Testigo de Vista)
Murguia, Joseph Antonio (Padre)
George (Indio)
Silverio (Indio)
Julio (Indio)
Yndalecio (Indio)
Franco (Indio)
Franco (Indio)
Juaquin (Indio)
Fabian (Indio)
Ubaldo (Indio)
Christoval (Indio)
Martin (Indio)
Bernal, Dionisio
Mesa, Maria de
Riobo, Juan (Fray)
Benvenuto Antonio (Indio)
Pelayo (Indio)
Estanislao Antonio (Indio)
Arrellano (Soldado)
Daniel (Indio)
Sinova, Francisco
Diego (Indio)
Vargas, Manuel
Estrella, Jose
Francisco Chino (Indio)
Bernabe (Indio)
Silvas (Indio)
Sixto (Indio)
Sitjar, Buenaventura (Padre Presidente)
Ysabel
Montenegro
Bojorques, Pedro (Soldado)
Castro, Juaquin de
Lino (Testigo de Vista)
Jose Maria (Indio) (Testigo de Vista)
Rengel, Josef Antonio (Comandante General)
Revilla Gigedo, Conde de (Virrey)
Mugartegui, Guardian(?) Pablo de
Bachiller
Zuniga, Jose de (Capitan Comandante)
Loriente, Josef (Fray)
Vargas, Manuel de (Sargento)
Arrillaga, Jose Joaquin de (Gobernador Interino)
Ruvio, Jose de
Danti, Antonio (Padre)
Landaeta, Martin (Fray)
Sanchez, Justo Antonio (Soldado)
Gomez, Juan Chrisostomo (Fray)
Romeu, Joseph Antonio (Gobernador)
Pallas, Caietano (Fray)
Soler, Pablo (Cirujano)
Benito (Indio) (Testigo)
Gaspar (Indio) (Testigo)
Francisco El Chico (Indio) (Testigo)
Dumetz, Francisco (Padre)
Cambon, Pedro Benito (Padre)
Ybon (Indio)
Amador, Pedro (Sargento)
Branciforte
Places
San Carlos (Mision)
Santa Clara (Mision)
Galvez, San Joseph de (Pueblo)
Monterrey (Presidio)
San Francisco (Presidio)
San Gabriel (Mision)
California Antigua
San Antonio (Mision)
Santa Barbara (Presidio)
San Luis
Lima
San Fernando (Colegio Apostolico)
San Diego (Presidio)
Santo Domingo
Los Angeles (Reino)
Santo Thomas (Mision)
Capistrano, San Juan (Mision)
Vaxa California
Guadalaxara (Ciudad)
Coaila (Pueblo)
Santa Barbara (Canal)
Barcelona (Real Colegio de Cirugia)
Ethnic Groups
Genolles
Californios
First Location
AZTM, AGN, Vol. 001 ff. 045-122 exp. 4
Original Location
AGN, Mexico City, Provincias Internas Vol. 001 ff. 045-122 exp. 4
Language
Spanish
Notes
Out of order, some folios very faded
Reference Number
100004
Rights
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