Inquiry from gobernador Arrillaga about problem of neutral ships landing at more than one Spanish port unnecessarily. Replies and answers based on treaties between Spain and other powers and royal decrees, orders, etc.

Serial Number
041-00324
Title
Inquiry from gobernador Arrillaga about problem of neutral ships landing at more than one Spanish port unnecessarily. Replies and answers based on treaties between Spain and other powers and royal decrees, orders, etc.
Author(s)
Arrillaga, Jose Joaquin (Gobernador)
Galvez, Jose de (Virrey)
Velazquez de Leon, Manuel
Iturrigaray, Jose de (Virrey)
Floridablanca, Conde de
Soler
Ximenez
Lagarsurieta
Borbon
Lizana y Beaumont, Francisco Xavier de (Arzobispo)
Alvarez
Arnaiz
Cumana
Iturride
And Others
Date
12-06-1800
Date
09-18-1810
Documentation
Loreto, Madrid, Mexico. December 6, 1800 - September 18, 1810. 206p. Informes, accords and treaties, royal decrees, letters. Originals. Signed. Copies. Translations. Typeset.
Summary
Interim gobernador of Californias, Arrillaga, requests a legal opinion (consulta) as to what should be done about neutral ship which put into a Spanish port asking for aid, but then after having received help continued to land at other ports. Final decision is based on treaties, signed in Madrid in 1795, between Spain and United States, and Spain and France. These treaties define territorial limits for navigation and commerce between signatory nations. Royal orders of May 3 and 31, 1792 gave detailed instructions for protection of heartland by coast guard. These contribute to a royal resolution proclaimed on July 15, 1805, which authorized legal seizure (comiso) of ships and cargo of ships of any nation whatsoever that breaks or exceeds boundaries agreed upon in earlier treaties. Most interesting aspect of these documents, including ones to-from virrey of Buenos Aires, is great preoccupation with Anglo-American and-or British incursions into waters of Spanish territories. Opinions are exchanged which fear that many of these ships under pretense of emergency aid are actually engaged in illegal activities such as contraband and-or whaling, fur, or leather trade. (J. M. Johnson, December 1986).
Persons
Arrillaga, Jose Joaquin (Gobernador)
Marquina, Felix Berenguer de (Virrey)
Saavedra, Francisco
Vasallos, Jesus
Galvez, Jose de (Virrey)
Menkris, Juan Jorge (Ingles)
Branciforte, Marques de (Virrey)
Barcanegui, Ventura (Comandante)
Hernandez, Lorenzo
Leon de Cevallos (Ministro de Estado)
Iturrigaray, Jose de Virrey
Levally, Pedro de (Secretario de Estado)
Godoy, Manuel de
Floridablanca, Conde de
Corral, Miguel de (Gobernador)
Moreno Viuda de Sierra, Ja. Ana
Alcudia, Duque de la
Vancouver, Jorge (Comandante)(Ingles)
Cumana (?)
Campero, Benardo (Capitan)
Covally, Pedro
Sobremonte, Marquez de (Virrey de Buenos Ayres)
Hernandez Barruso, Julian
Rodriguez, Juan (Comandante)
Jayllenosnd (?)(Ministro Frances (?)
Arnaiz
Ximenez
Borbon
Soler
Lizana y Beaumont, Francisco Xavier de (Arzobispo)
Iturride
Cubas
Lagarsurieta
Places
Gran Bretania
Todos Santos (Ensenada)
San Diego (Presidio) Loreto (Presidio)
Luisiana
Florida
La Havana
Estados Unidos
Pensacola
Mexico (Golfo)
San Blas (Apostadero)(Puerto) Quintin (Bahia)
Santiago (Puerto)
Philipinas (Islas)
San Lorenzo del Real
Basilea
Amiens
Las Indias
Batava (Republica)
Irlanda
San Lorenzo
Halifax
Nueva Escocia
Massachusetts
Boston (Bgadstosn)
Monterrey
Guadalaxara
Paris
Londres
Lima
Buenos Ayres
Montevideo
Filadelfia
Hornos (Cabo)
Francia
Rey Unido
Ethnic Groups
Ingleses
Franceses
Anglo-Americanos
Hecheros
Rusos
Irlandeses
First Location
AZTM, AGN, Vol. 019 ff. 195-297
Original Location
AGN, Mexico City, Provincias Internas Vol. 019 ff. 195-297
Language
French
Spanish
Notes
Copies of 3 treaties are typeset: ff. 200-215 between Spain and U.S., ff. 234-250 between Spain and France (in Spanish and French), ff. 251-274 between Spain, France and Republica Batava on one side and United Kingdom on other. Ships mentioned in documents are fragatas: Albinotti, Walker (Valcher) de Boston, Flarquez or Warquez (?), Clothier Y Pegaso, Betsy (Betsi), and Massachusetts off South America. A few folios are out of order, blank or illegible.
Reference Number
1900008
Rights
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