Letters from Castro to Revilla Gigedo concerning military conditions and general developments in Nuevo Santander.

Serial Number
041-01378
Title
Letters from Castro to Revilla Gigedo concerning military conditions and general developments in Nuevo Santander.
Author(s)
Castro, Ramon de
Date
04-29-1791
Date
11-06-1792
Documentation
Santa Rosa and Santo Domingo. April 29, 1791-November 5, 1792. 86p. Letters. Signed and copies.
Summary
Concerns increasing sales tax by 2 and maintaining privilege of exemption of reventa. Virrey grants pardon for several imprisoned smugglers. Serna and Echeagaray reprimanded and released from prison by Castro. says needs housing for soldiers since shacks are subject to fire. Also, primera compania needs additional storage. Includes letter from guerra relating troop movement. says Camoteros are friendly but can't be convinced to aggregate to nearby mission. Suggests construction of new mission. Lack of soldiers prevents campaigns against Apaches. Suggests building bastion at presidio for more protection. Castro mentions formal recognition of Texas' Mineral wealth. Concerns annual report of recent measures taken to increase population, agriculture and roads. Concerns proper treatment and relations with Lipanes. Castro delegates request by virrey for audit of guerra and Serna's expenses to San Maxent. Includes San Maxent's evaluation and documentation of expenses. Acknowledges orders for building school in Granada, relieving governors of responsibility of paying Media anata and prohibiting minting of coins. (M. Dannemiller, October 1988)
Persons
Sierra Gorda, Conde de la
Castro, Ramon de
Serna, Joseph Antonio de la
Perca, Ramon
Malibran, Manuel
Nava, Pedro de
Guerra, Mariao
Bustamente, Ramon de
Perez, Jose Francisco
Munoz, Manuel
Ugarte y Loyola, Jacobo
Revilla Gigedo, Conde de (Virrey)
Echeagaray, Juan Domingo de
Barberena, Jose Maria
Najamar, Marques de
San Maxent, Maximiliano de
Gardoqui, Diego
Granado
Places
Santander
Santa Rosa
Santo Domingo
Texas
Laredo
Altamira
Orcasitas
Palmas (Mision)
San Fernando
Bejar
Guadalajara
San Carlos
Nueces (Rio)
Carrizal (Arroyo)
Santillana
Ethnic Groups
Camoteros
Apaches
Lipanes
Military Groups
Primera Compania
Segunda Compania
Presas del Rey, destacamento de
First Location
AZTM, AGN, Vol. 055 ff. 300-343 exp. 15
Original Location
AGN, Mexico City, Provincias Internas Vol. 055 ff. 300-343 exp. 1
Language
Spanish
Notes
Folio 315 repeated. Incident concerning Echeagaray also in folios 250-294
Reference Number
5500013
Rights
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