Letters from Bustamente to Castro concerning military activities and conditions of troops in Nuevo Santander.

Serial Number
041-01370
Title
Letters from Bustamente to Castro concerning military activities and conditions of troops in Nuevo Santander.
Author(s)
Diaz de Bustamente, Josseph Ramon
Date
04-05-1791
Date
01-22-1792
Documentation
Laredo and Saltillo. April 5, 1791-January 22 1792. 132p. Letters. Signed.
Summary
Concerns activities of segunda compania. Describes campaigns in area and number of men and horses sent. Letters acknowledge receipt and completion of orders sent. Bustamente tells of recent Indian vs. Indian wars. Requests orders for behavior assuming loyal frienship with Spanish. Concerns company of uniforms, armament, and tack distributed to soldier describes arrival of one desertor with two horses from primera compania. With Castros permission, Bustamente sent detachment to Rio Grande to verify conditions and assist if necessary. Due to stampede, 300 horses lost. Describes purchases made at Saltillo's annual fair for troops and families. says funds insufficient. Desperately need salaries of officials and sargeants. Sends party to search for desertor and lost horses. Includes list of horses and mules seized from Indians. Tired troops request help from primera compania to continue battle in San Sabbas. Assisted company in Revilla to track Apaches after raid and kidnapping at Lopez' ranch. Relates theft and murder by Indians. Concerns letter from Galvez regarding three soldiers needing to See surgeon in Monclova. Order to have 60 men equipped for campaign. Wants to have meat available for trip but will have Pinole and Vizcocho. Advises all ranches between Arroyo Blance and Yglesias to beware of possible Indian raids. Concerns improper conduct of desertor and his debt to company. Related incident in which one soldier, cleaning his gun, accidentally shoots himself and another soldier and later is imprisoned for it. (M. Dannemiller, September 1988)
Persons
Diaz de Bustamente, Josseph Ramon
Castro, Ramon de
Lacomva, Claudio
Campos, Joseph Agustin
Sierra Gorda, Conde de
Tovar, Joseph Maria (Capitan)
Dujay, Guillermo
Arrambide, Juan de (Teniente)
Casena, Antonio
Galvan, Manuel
Talamantes, Mateo (Sargento)
Santos, Jose Lazaro de los
Ramon, Juan Ignacio
Garza, Polinario de la
Segovia, Victor
Navayra, Joseph (Desertor)
Ramos, Joaquin
Rios, Pedro
Lopez
Espada (Teniente)
Places
Laredo
Saltillo
San Luis
Colorado (Rio)
Vizcaya
Guayuquilla
Texas
Noeces (Rio)
Castilla
Mexico
Puebla
Queretaro
Michoacan
Guadalupe (Rio)
Leon
Yglesias
Arroyo Blanco
Monclova
Salado (Rio)
Valecillo (Rancho)
Layhua
Savinas
Garzas
Tazajo, Paso del
Tavoncillos
Leche (Laguna)
Ceja (Lomas)
Tridas (Laguna)
Revilla
San Buenaventura
Peyotes
Cavezones
Gigedo
San Antonio
Aguaverde
San Sabbas
Sampazos
Ethnic Groups
Comanches
Apaches
Mescaleros
Llaneros
Carrizos
Military Groups
Segunda Compania, Volante de
Tercera Compania, Volante de
Compania, Volante de
Compania de Rio Grande
First Location
AZTM, AGN, Vol. 055 ff. 057-123 exp. 2
Original Location
AGN, Mexico City, Provincias Internas Vol. 055 ff. 057-123 exp. 2
Language
Spanish
Reference Number
5500004
Rights
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