Instructions by viceroy on expeditions to Nueva Vizcaya and Sonora.

Serial Number
041-01236
Title
Instructions by viceroy on expeditions to Nueva Vizcaya and Sonora.
Author(s)
Croix, Carlos Francisco de (Virrey)
Date
05-13-1767
Date
08-12-1768
Documentation
Mexico. May 13, 1767. 41p. Letters. Instruccion. Signed.
Summary
Documents pertaining to naming of engineers and instructions on how to achieve goals of expeditions to Nueva Vizcaya and Sonora. Planning and settlement of port of Guaymas and Rio Yaqui as Principal areas for commerce and trade. Conquest thru war and pacification of Seris and Pimas Altos; detailed ethnography. After achieving these goals expedition to resume exploration up Rio Gila establishing town on banks preferably near Colorado River to serve as capital of Gila province; study natural resources in detail; find mines and other natural riches to attract settlers; wage war against Apaches to secure lands and make possible fluvial navigation. Area should serve as protection to other settlements to east and south of province. Letters about arrival of visitador general Galvez to Sonora on his way to California. (A. Dell'acqua, November 1987)
Persons
Constanzo, Miguel (Ingeniero)
Fersen, Francisco (Ingeniero)
Middendorf, Bernardo (Fray)
Croix, Carlos Francisco (Marquez de Croix) (Virrey)
Pineda, Juan de (Gobernador)
Elizondo, Domingo (Coronel)
Lumbreras, Juan (Teniente)
Estorgo, Francisco Javier (Comandante de Marina)
Peiran, Diego (Capitan)
Galvez, Joseph de (Visitador General)
Places
Sonora (Provincia)
Tepic (Villa)
Nueva Vizcaya (Provincia)
Yaqui (Rio)
Guaymas (Puerto)
Gila (Rio)(Provincia)
Colorado (Rio)
San Antonio (Puerto)
Francia (Pais)
Madrid (Ciudad)
Californias (Provincias)
Ethnic Groups
Seris
Pimas
Apaches
First Location
AZTM, AGN, Vol. 049 ff. 001-019
Original Location
AGN, Mexico City, Provincias Internas Vol. 049 ff. 001-019
Language
Spanish
Notes
First four pages are index of Volume. Documents repeated. Documents hard to read as Film is too dark.
Reference Number
4900001
Rights
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