Letter of Rivera to virrey Casafuerte

Serial Number
041-01661
Title
Letter of Rivera to virrey Casafuerte
Author(s)
Rivera, Pedro
Date
01-01-1650
Date
08-23-1730
Documentation
Mexico. August 23, 1730. 48p. Letter. Copy.
Summary
Rivera defends regulation of 1729 against accusations of Jesuit missionaries of Tarahumara Alta (See ff. 134-255); includes comments on utility of smaller garrisons; nature of war fought there; limited escort services; his inspection of Nayari and other frontier regions; comments on recent attacks in Nueva Vizcaya and at other places in provinces; explains duty of 6 presidio forces stationed in province; questions ability of Jesuits to understand situation; reflects on progress of missionization; describes routes of highway patrols; Inspections of Retana; battle at quagisole; reflects on campaigns dating back to 1650; praises Tarahumaras; notes their construction of fine churches; summary of 1729 events in Sonora; comments on arms and equipment, state of supply; explains convoy system; cites need to be frugal with king's limited resources; emphasizes demilitarized character of Texas frontier; notes use of canary islanders in Texas. (J. Williams, may 1987)
Persons
Rivera, Pedro
Valenzuela, Miguel
Fernandez Retana, Juan (Capitan)
Berroteran, Josef (Capitan)
Avila Pacheco, Enrique (Gobernador)
Alday, Martin
Marcias, Luia Maria (Padre)
Villar, Nicolas (Teniente y Capitan)
Juan (Indio)
Galves, Conde de
Places
Mexico
Nueva Vizcaya
Sorichic (Barrancas)
Ovaguisoli
Navogame (Pueblo)
Baurigame (Pueblo)
Durango
Santiago
Papasquiro
Zape (Pueblo)
Tironazo (Pueblo)
San Bartolome (Valle)
Nuevo Mexico
Nayarit
Pasage (Presidio)
Zumba Carretas (Paraje)
Avino (Real)
Guatemape (Hacienda)
Comatan (Pueblo)
Pimeria Alta
Pasage, Concepcion (Presidio)
Gallo, San Pedro (Presidio)
Mapimi, Santiago (Presidio)
Cerro Gordo (Presidio)
San Bartolome (Presidio)
Conchos, San Francisco (Presidio)
Nueva Mexico
Sonora
Tinaja (Paraje)
Nassas (Rio)
Cinco Senores, Arigames de (Pueblo)
Mesquite (Paraje)
Mogotes (Paraje)
Zarca (Hacienda)
Parida (Aguaje)
Florido (Rio)
Concepcion (Hacienda)
Chihuahua, San Felipe El Real
Quaguisole (Barrancas)
Papigochi (Pueblo)
Atotonilco (Pueblo)
Parral
Somberete
Fresnillo
Riva, Antonio de la (Hacienda)
Junta de los Rios Norte y Conchos (Presidio)
Coahuila (Presidio)
Opodepe (Real)
Sinaloa
Carretas (Mision)
El Paso (Presidio)
Tlaxcalla
Guatemala
San Juan del Rio
Papasquaro, Santiago
Parral, San Jose
Sinaloa (Presidio)
Adais, Nuestra Senora del Pilar (Presidio)
Texas
Espiritu Santo, Bahia de (Presidio)
Villa de los Valles (Presidio)
Bexar, San Antonio (Presidio)
Goasteca (Provincia)
Santa Fee
Nayarit
Sierra Madre
Guadalupe (Rio)
Ethnic Groups
Taraumaras
Tephuanas
Mestizos
Mulatos
Cocoyomes
Acodames
Therocodames
Tripas Blancas
Coahuilenos
Zizimbres
Pimas
Topacomes
Janos
Julimes
Tubaris
Cholomes
Babos
Seris
Tepocas
Sumas
Conchos
Apaches
Francesas
Islenos Canarias
Military Groups
Escudra de Durango
Compania de Campana de Valle de San Bartolome
First Location
AZTM, AGN, Vol. 069 ff. 155-203
Original Location
AGN, Mexico City, Provincias Internas Vol. 069 ff. 155-203
Language
Spanish
Notes
Copy of Antonio Bonilla, Mexico, June 4, 1793
Reference Number
6900015
Rights
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