Correspondence of comandant O'Conor and viceroy Bucareli with a copy of a letter from O'Conor to Ugarte

Serial Number
041-02201
Title
Correspondence of comandant O'Conor and viceroy Bucareli with a copy of a letter from O'Conor to Ugarte
Author(s)
O'conor, Hugo
Bucareli y Ursua, Antonio Maria (Fray)
Date
06-31-1775
Date
10-04-1775
Documentation
Presidio de altar. June 31 - October 4, 1775. 8p. Letter, draft. Original, signed
Summary
Concerns progress and present condition of presidios of Monclova and Aquaverde in Coahuila; notes include; comments on excessive costs; shortcomings of 4000 pesos allocated for construction of new presidios of line; expediance of changing from stone to Adobe as a building material at these two presidios; many references to an instructive paper on presidial construction produced by unidentified engineers; numbers of workman available; notes absurdity of plan of engineers that called for curtain walls 200 Varas on a Side; foundations 2.5 Varas thick and exclusive use of stone in construction of new fortresses of line. (J. Williams, April 1987).
Persons
O'conor, Hugo
Bucareli y Ursua, Antonio (Fray)
Ugarte y Loyola, Jacobo
Places
Altar (Presidio)
Monclova (Presidio)
Coahuila
Aquaverde (Presidio)
Santa Rosa (Presidio)
First Location
AZTM, AGN, Vol. 088 ff. 101-105
Original Location
AGN, Mexico City, Provincias Internas Vol. 088 ff. 101-105
Language
Spanish
Notes
Out of order
Reference Number
8800009
Rights
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