Series of letters from Monserrat and Tienda de Cuervo concerning pacification of Indians in Sonora.

Serial Number
041-02191
Title
Series of letters from Monserrat and Tienda de Cuervo concerning pacification of Indians in Sonora.
Author(s)
Monserrat, Joaquin
Tienda de Cuervo, Joseph (Gobrenador Interino)
Date
05-02-1761
Date
07-11-1761
Documentation
Mexico, Rosario, Durango. May 2 - July 11, 1761. 38p. Letters. Signed, originals.
Summary
Monserrat advises virrey of the following: Tienda de Cuervo to become interim governor after death of Mendoza; planned inspection of presidial troops by Tienda de Cuervo and reassessment of sufficiency of troop strength and deployment patterns in wake of Indian hostilities; need to enforce payment of royal fifth following discovery of gold in Sonora; suggests a softer approach to problem of reducing Seris and Pimas, although if hostilities continue a forceful response will require additional military resources; recommends granting material rewards to Indians who choose to fight against those tribal members who persist in hostilities. Tienda de Cuervo advises stricter regulation of gold and silver mining in Sonora. Includes tables of weight and estimated value of all gold and silver mined to date in area. (A. Tukey, August 1989)
Persons
Monserrat, Joachin
Tienda de Cuervo, Joseph (Capitan)
Mendoza, Juan de (Gobernador)
Revilla Gigedo, Conde de (Virrey)
Arcwe y Arroyo, Pablo de
Fontes, Joseph de
Cruillas, Marques de (Virrey)
Places
Sonora
Sinaloa
San Miguel (Presidio)
Durango
Guadalaxara
Toyopa
Zaracache
Rosario
Chihuagua
Zacatecas
Ethnic Groups
Seris
Pimas
Apaches
First Location
AZTM, AGN, Vol. 087 ff. 306-324 exp. 12
Original Location
AGN, Mexico City, Provincias Internas Vol. 087 ff. 306-324 exp.
Language
Spanish
Reference Number
8700010
Rights
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