Letters between Fermin de Mendinuta and viceroy concerning Indian depredations
Fermin de Mendinueta, Pedro
Bucareli y Ursua, Antonio
Santa Fe/Mexico. March 30, 1775 - February 14, 1776. 21p. Letters, drafts. Originals, signed.
Same Series of letters as ff. 391-412. Descriptions of numerous raids by Comanches, Utes, Gilenos, and Navajos. Includes numbers killed, wounded, or captured, and losses of livestock (mostly horses). Raids occurred at Sandia, Pecos, Ysleta, Santa Fe (presidio), puertas(?), Laguna, Acoma, Zuni, Santa Ana, Tome, and Zia. Mention of military expedition against enemy Indians in November 1774. Description of tactics used by Indians beseiged on a Mesa. Mention of broken alliance between Spaniards and Utes and alliance between Utes and Comanches. Mention of attempts to establish peace. Mention of temporary truce between Spaniards and Apaches and Navajos with exchange of captives. Mention of hopes for permanent peace. F. 432 is a draft of a letter from the viceroy(?) To Fermin de Mendinueta in response to the news of the truce. (W. Copas, April 1988)
Borica, Diego de (Teniente)
Esquibel, Francisco (Alferez)
Fermin de Mendinueta, Pedro (Gobernador)
Bucareli y Ursua, Antonio (Virrey)
Santa Fe (Villa)(Presidio)
Santa Ana (Pueblo)
AZTM, AGN, Vol. 065 ff. 422-432 exp. 10
AGN, Mexico City, Provincias Internas Vol. 065 ff. 422-432 exp. 1
Marginal notes present in some documents. Series of letters same as ff. 391-412.
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