Informe on province of Sonora

Serial Number
041-02205
Title
Informe on province of Sonora
Author(s)
Crespo, Francisco
Date
01-16-1775
Documentation
San Miguel de Horcasitas. January 16, 1775. 31p. Informe. Original, signed
Summary
Concerns present condition and advisability of Bonilla's depopulation of province; failure of missionization; economic decline of missions under new Franciscan administration; decline in mission agriculture; decline of mining; decline of commerce; chaos of present spiritual and temporal governing of missions; detachment of Buenavista stationed at powder house at Guaymas; detachment of men from Altar stationed at Pitic; Lafora map; supply reforms; proposal for Colorado River settlements; arrest of Vildosola; poor condition of provincial horse herds; geographic problems created by presidial removal and creation of new line. An important document for history of Sonora. (J. Williams, April 1987)
Persons
Crespo, Francisco
Bucareli y Urusua, Antonio (Fray)
Bonilla, Antonio (Ayudante)
Lafora, Nicolas (Engeniero)
Vildosola, Jose Antonio
Lumbreras, Juan Josef
Saestre, Matheo
Urrea, Bernardo
Alexandro
Pineda, Juan Claudio
Places
Sonora
San Miguel
Cieneguilla
Colorado (Llano)
San Marcial
San Xavier
Agua Caliente
Queretera, Santa Cruz
Garcia, San Josef (Pueblo)
Ostimuri (Provincia)
Sinaloa (Provincia)
Culiacan (Provincia)
Buenavista, San Carlos (Presidio)
Orcasitas, San Miguel
Guaymas
Cieneguilla
Altar, Santa Gertrudis
Guadalajara
Pitic
Alamos (Real)
San Pedro (Rio)
Gila (Rio)
Santa Cruz (Valle)
Tres Alamos (Valle)
Bac, San Xavier (Mision)
Tubac (Presidio)
Terrenate (Presidio)
Colorado (Rio)
Santa Cruz (Pueblo Arruinado)
Tumacacory (Mision)
Fronteras (Presidio)
Altar (Presidio)
Chiricaqui (Sierra)
San Simon (Sierras)
Apacheria
Ethnic Groups
Apaches
Mulatos
Seris
Sibubapas
Sobaipurys
Opatas
First Location
AZTM, AGN, Vol. 088 ff. 141-157
Original Location
AGN, Mexico City, Provincias Internas Vol. 088 ff. 141-157
Language
Spanish
Notes
Organized as a paper of 31 points, folio 141 is a title page, document is referred to in Croix's 1781 informe general (see thomas 1941).
Reference Number
8800013
Rights
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