Letter of Carta to virrey Cruillas

Serial Number
041-01654
Title
Letter of Carta to virrey Cruillas
Author(s)
Carta, Agustin (Padre)
Date
08-12-1761
Documentation
Casa Profesa de Mexico. August 12, 1761. 11p. Letter. Copy
Summary
Stinging response to Mendoza's suggestions; notes problems that will grow out of stationing men in Chihuahua city; Apache infested areas; possible benefit of presidio transfer to Santa Clara; limited value of Taraumares as auxiliaries (whom he calls a nation of cowards); Mendoza's administration of civil government, Indian affairs is sharply criticized; his failure to discipline Indians; use of forced labor; and lack of mission schools are offered as examples of Mendoza's incompetence. (j.williams, may 1987)
Persons
Carta, Agustin (Padre)
Cruillas, Marques de (Virrey)
Mendoza, Matteo (Coronel)
Revillagigedo (Conde)
Places
Guaxuquilla (Presidio)
Santa Clara (Valle)
Agua Nueva
San Buenaventura
Janos (Presidio)
Juntas de los Rios (Presidio)
Mexico
Vizcaya
Chiguagua (Villa)
Santa Clara
Ethnic Groups
Apaches
Taraumares
First Location
AZTM, AGN, Vol. 069 ff. 069-074
Original Location
AGN, Mexico City, Provincias Internas Vol. 069 ff. 069-074
Language
Spanish
Notes
Copy of June 16, 1793 by Antonio Bonilla, see related comments on ff. 41-49
Reference Number
6900007
Rights
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