Letter of padre Diaz to viceroy Bucareli.

Serial Number
041-02210
Title
Letter of padre Diaz to viceroy Bucareli.
Author(s)
Diaz, Juan (Padre)
Bucareli y Urusua, Antonio Maria (Virrey)
Date
03-21-1775
Date
05-24-1775
Documentation
Ures. March24 - May 24, 1775. 11p. Letter, draft. Original, signed
Summary
Diaz considers various proposals related to founding of a presidio and mission on Colorado River at Yuma villages; includes references to; new establishments in California; new lines of communication; Anza's expedition; lack of Apache threat in Yuma country; possible expenses caused by a new presidio there; Diaz notes of military importance of mission auxiliaries y estos Tan adelantados en el manejo de las Armas, y industrias de la guerra; que juzgo indispensable aumentar la Tropa en Sus fronteras; he recognizes Apache's diligence in war; necessity of having strong detachments; detachment of men from Buenavista at Suaqui; of another force from same presidio at Pitiqui; a detachment from Altar at Caborca; value and combat ability of troops; problems created by presidial relocation; number of men deployed elsewhere in province; list of reasons to support relocations; Bucareli acknowledges receipt of Diaz's points. (J. Williams, April 1987).
Persons
Diaz, Juan (Padre)
Garces, Francisco (Padre)
Rubi (Marques)
Ansa, Juan Baptista
Crespo, Antonio (Gobernador)
Bucarely y Ursua, Antonio (Virrey)(Teniente General)
Palma, Salvador (Capitan de los Indios)
Places
Colorado (Rio)
San Francisco (Rio)
San Francisco (Puerto)
Monterrey
Nuevo Mexico
Gila (Rio)
Papagueria
San Miguel y Buenavista (Presidio)
Suaqui (Pueblo)
Pitiqui
Altar (Presidio)
San Bernardino (Presidio)
Fronteras (Presidio)
Terrenate (Presidio)
Las Nutrias (Presidio)
Tubac (Presidio)
Aribaca
San Pedro (Rio)
Santa Theresa (Arroyo)
Escomac
Caborca
Bisaniq
Tumacacori (Pueblo)
Calabazas (Pueblo)
San Xavaeri (Pueblo)
Tuquison (Pueblo)
Sonora
Caborca
Ethnic Groups
Apaches
Pimas Gilenos
Ceris
Pimas
Piatos
Papagos
First Location
AZTM, AGN, Vol. 088 ff. 174-178
Original Location
AGN, Mexico City, Provincias Internas Vol. 088 ff. 174-178
Language
Spanish
Notes
Ff. 179-180; fragmentary notes of viceroy(?), folio 174 a title page for document
Reference Number
8800018
Rights
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