O'conor's report of 1771 to Bucareli and related response

Serial Number
041-01667
Title
O'conor's report of 1771 to Bucareli and related response
Author(s)
O'conor, Hugo
Date
12-20-1771
Date
01-22-1772
Documentation
Chiguagua, Mexico. December 20, 1771 and January 22, 1772. 25p. Letter, informe. Original.
Summary
Concerns present military crisis of Nueva Vizcaya; describes settlements; enemy raids; economic decline (in cattle and in mining); reflection on nature of war, emphasizing its cruelty, death and destruction; goods taken by Apaches (clothing livestock and tobacco); actions of Galvez in defense of province; shortage of charcoal, water in mines; Apaches strategy and tactics; many advantages enemy enjoys; their clothing, crops, campaign logistics and weapons (bow, lance, Shields, Cueras and use of guns); comments on Apache scalp dance; describes Chihuahua garrison; prospects of new campaign; need for recruits; notes many non-Indian fighting duties of presidios; reflects consequences of relocations; proposes new presidio sites; considers hard life of soldado de Cuera; his equipment; problems of pay; revenue from tobacco monopoly; Bucareli sends word that he has called council of war to evaluate situation in detail (J. Williams, may 1987)
Persons
O'conor, Hugo
Galvez, Bernardo (Capitan)
Munoz, Manuel
Gil Nicholas
Vibarri, Luis
Cuellar, Lope
Berroteran (Capitan)
Orio Zuviate, Francisco Xavier
Bucareli y Ursua, Antonio (Virrey)(Fray)(Capitan General)
Places
Chiguagua
Mexico
Guarchi
San Juan
San Antonio
Santa Rita
Namiquipa
Cruces
San Luis
Santa Clara (Valle)
Casas Grandes
Torreon de Almoina
San Miguel
Bavicora
Picachio
Zerna (Rincon)
Malanoche
Pacheco (Laguna)
Agua Nueva
Hormigas
Torreon de Guemez
Sacramento
Chorreras
San Buenaventura (Valle)
Carmen (Hacienda)
Encinilla (Hacienda)
Jabonera, San Antonio
Hoves
Sapiaihilla del Velduque
Voca
Dominguez (Potrero)
Julimes, San
Basuchilc (Valle)
San Ignacio (Hacienda)
Padua, San Antonio de (Hacienda)
San Juan (Hacienda)
Conchos (Rio)
Florido (Rio)
San Pedro (Rio)
San Nicolas (Valle)
Neyras, Santa Cruz (Hacienda)
Parral (Real)
Apanita (Hacienda)
Mapimi (Pueblo)
Gallo (Presidio)
San Salvador (Hacienda)
Mayorazgo (Hacienda)
Durano (Paraje)
Cosigurachi (Real)(Canada)
Janos (Presidio)
Dolores (Hacienda)
Bachimba (Hacienda)
Nueba Mexico
Santa Eulalia (Real)
Julimes (Presidio)
San Buenaventura (Presidio)
Natividad (Hacienda)
Sonora
Sinaloa
Nayarit
Pimeria Alta
Pimeria Bajo
Nueva Vizcaya
Cerrogordo (Presidio)
Juaquilla (Presidio)
San Geronimo (Pueblo)
Nombre de Dios (Mision)
Ethnic Groups
Apaches
Tarahumares
nortenos
Janches
Opatas
First Location
AZTM, AGN, Vol. 069 ff. 382-407
Original Location
AGN, Mexico City, Provincias Internas Vol. 069 ff. 382-407
Language
Spanish
Notes
F. 382 marked expedicion de Chihuahua - quaderno 1
Reference Number
6900021
Rights
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