Murder of Jose Maria Contreras

Serial Number
041-00953
Title
Murder of Jose Maria Contreras
Author(s)
Quintero, Cayetano (Capitan)
and others
Date
11-06-1799
Date
01-14-1802
Documentation
Altamira. January 7, 1801 - January 14, 1802. 74p. Informe. Auto. Diligencias. Confession. Originals. Signed
Summary
Lengthy legal case mainly consisting of sworn testimonies of numerous witnesses and involved parties in murder of Jose Contreras at presidio of Altamira by Manuel Cristoval Guzman. Documents include a statement or confession by Guzman who initially took asylum in church to avoid apprehension, later Guzman claimed protection under the Fuero militar. Guzman finally sentenced to five years public service in the presidios of Nuevo Santander. (G. Lavalley, may 1987)
Persons
Guzman, Manuel Cristoval (Soldado)
Contreras, Jose Maria (Soldado)
Quintero, Cayetano (Capitan)
Perez Zervantes, Jose Antonio (Escrivano)
Espinidion Polito, Jose (Sargento)
Perez, Manuel (Cabo)
Pantoja, Vitoriano (Soldado)
Rosario Guzman, Maria
Frias, Jose (Sargento)
Marques, Gervacio (Soldado)
Velasquez, Joaquin
San Maxien, Francisco Maxsimiliano (Teniente Coronel)
Sierra Gordo, Conde de (Gobernador)
Cruz Guzman, Jose
Serna, Jose Vicente de la (Capitan)
Ramos, Juan
Contrerras, Juan
Portes, Manuel
Santiago, Ygnacio de (Soldado)
Reyes, Jose Antonio
Reyes, Bartolo
Badia, Miguel
Cacheyro, Agustin
Portez, Petrona
Perez, Ramon (Sargento)
Martinez, Dionicio
Acosta, Anastacio
Reyes, Asencio
Blanco, Jose (Gobernador)
Delgado, Cristoval
Maya, Antonia
Garcia, Fernando (Comandante)
Quintero, Jose Gabriel (Fray)
Calleja, Felix (Coronel)
Garcia Arroyo, Jose
Lozano de la Pena, Jose Maria (Licenzado)
Places
Altamira (Villa)
Saltillo
Potosi, San Luis
Preias (?)
Tampico
Opichan (Arrollo)
Perote
Veracruz
Acapulco
Ethnic Groups
Mecos
Military Groups
Quinta Compania de Milicias de Cavalleria de Nuevo Santander
First Location
AZTM, AGN, Vol. 039 ff. 250-287
Original Location
AGN, Mexico City, Provincias Internas Vol. 039 ff. 250-287
Language
Spanish
Notes
Ff. 254 contains one-half page order received by quintero from governor to interrupt taking of diligencias to go and castigate indios gentiles for recent robberies, second half of page a summary of the diligencias.
Reference Number
3900007
Rights
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