Letter of coronel Mendoza to virrey Cruillas and related note

Serial Number
041-01653
Title
Letter of coronel Mendoza to virrey Cruillas and related note
Author(s)
Mendoza, Matheo Antonio (Coronel)
Cruillas, Marques (Virrey)
Date
04-16-1761
Date
07-30-1761
Documentation
Chiguagua, Mexico. April 16 and July 30, 1761. 18p. Letter, note. Copy
Summary
Report concerning retiring governor Mendoza's reflections on Indian wars fought in Nueva Vizcaya; includes comments on presidio deployment; Indian depredations at Chihuahua city and elsewhere; need for permanent guard at that city; great dangers of bandits who threaten supply and bullion convoys; convoys to Nueva Mexico and Sonora; relative weakness of presidial locations; strengthes and weaknesses of each presidio; calls for supplemental forces composed of thirty auxiliary Tarahumara archers for each post; value of auxiliaries as spies in broken terrain; relative cost of financing auxiliary forces; progress of missions in province; customs of mission Indians; describes education of mission Indians; schools; their virtues, livestock and crops. (J. Williams, may 1987)
Persons
Mendoza, Matheo Antonio (Coronel)
Cruillas (Marques)
Campo, Marcial (Conde de San Pedro de Alamo)
Places
Guaxuquilla (Presidio)
Vizcaya
Chiuagua, San Felipe El Real
Mexico
Conchos (Presidio)
Sonora
Nuevo Mexico
Chiuagua (Villa)
Parage (Presidio)
Cerro Gordo, San Miguel (Presidio)
Parras
Junta de los Rios (Presidio)
Santa Rosa (Presidio)
Janos (Presidio)
Jila
San Buenaventura (Valle)
Carrizal (Nueva Poblacion)
Coahuila
Cosigurachi (Real)
Ethnic Groups
Apaches
Nataxes
Sumas
nortenos
Apaches de Jila
Cholomos
First Location
AZTM, AGN, Vol. 069 ff. 057-069
Original Location
AGN, Mexico City, Provincias Internas Vol. 069 ff. 057-069
Language
Spanish
Notes
Includes brief note on receipt of documents by Cruillas; copy by Antonio Bonilla on June 16, 1793, see comments on ff. 41-49
Reference Number
6900006
Rights
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