Letters from Cancio to viceroy concerning Santa Rosa presidio

Serial Number
041-00386
Title
Letters from Cancio to viceroy concerning Santa Rosa presidio
Author(s)
Cancio Sierra y Cienfuegos, Lorenzo (Capitan)
Date
02-19-1761
Date
12-20-1761
Documentation
Santa Rosa de Sacramento. September 18, 1761 - December 20, 1761. 44p. Letters. Original. Signed.
Summary
Cancio reports on state of affairs and activities at Santa Rosa presidio. Discusses problems with weapons and their inadequacy in battle, problems with enlistments and quality of soldiers, and charges against Rabago made by Alderete. Uniform and weapon supply list of items requested from Mexico (f.130). Cancio provides detailed report on review he made of conditions of troops, weapons, fighting ability, number of horses, uniforms and other supplies (ff. 131-132). In other letters reports on number of soldiers from presidio assigned to nearby places and missions, and notes difficulty in getting reports to viceroy due to distance. Ff. 138-139 contains letters from Cancio about his trip to Santa Rosa written at real de Charcas and Saltillo. Discusses condition of roads, Weather, and number of days until he reaches destination. Some notes from on his trip, his reports back on situation at presidio, and Indian activities in area of presidio. Letter by Cancio to viceroy from Mexico on September 18, 1761, mentions letter from February about his orders to go to presidio. (S. Fiederlein, 3-3-87)
Persons
Cancio Sierra y Cienfuegos, Lorenzo (Capitan)
Girrau, Diego
Parrilla
Cruillas, Marques de (Virrey)
Alderete, Vizente (Alferez)
Rabago, Phelipe de
Lasaga, Juan Lucas
Varrios, Jacinto (Teniente Coronel)
Places
San Luis Potosi
Saltillo (Villa)
Sacramento, Santa Rosa Maria de (Presidio)
Mexico
Austria, San Fernando de (Villa)
Peyotes (Misiones)
Dulze Nombre de Jesus (Mision)
San Francisco Bizarron (Mision)
Lucas de Lasaga, Juan de (Hacienda)
Coaguila (Provincia)
Charcas (Real)
Ethnic Groups
Apaches
First Location
AZTM, AGN, Vol. 022 ff. 124-145
Original Location
AGN, Mexico City, Provincias Internas Vol. 022 ff. 124-145
Language
Spanish
Notes
Pages of letter on f. 133 out of order, letters out of order by dates, following documents also by Cancio (ff. 146-266?)
Reference Number
2200008
Rights
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