Correspondence and diary by Cuellar concerning one of his military campaigns against Indians.

Serial Number
041-02488
Title
Correspondence and diary by Cuellar concerning one of his military campaigns against Indians.
Author(s)
Cuellar, Lope de
Cuellar, Francisco de
Date
06-08-1769
Date
11-03-1769
Documentation
Janos/rio de los mimbres/jornada del muerto. July 8, 1769 to November 3, 1769. 44p. Letters. Copies.
Summary
Recommendation to Cuellar to direct military operations to Coahuila, to cover frontiers of Sonora and to fight in province of Gila. Statement of Cuellar's distrust of Indians, and of reduction to be achieved through weapons. Governor of Coahuila speaks as representative of viceroy; mention of composition of military companies to fight for Nueva Vizcaya and of Francisco Cuellar's military history. Copy of correspondence between Cuellar and captain of San Buenaventura concerning discussion of threats made by Indian enemies and military tactics for their reduction; emphasis on importance of exterminating them. Cuellar's diary of happenings in expedition at his charge terrain, of military organization, of encounter with Indians, war tactics, endurance of soldiers and auxiliaries, provisions, injured and dead soldiers and Indians, description of difficulties encountered in clashes with Indians, mention of Indian spies and information given by them, information of other military officials doings. (M. Vasquez, July 1988)
Persons
Croix, Marques de
Cuellar, Lope de (Capitan)
Cuellar, Francisco de
Rodriguez, Manuel
Gomez de la Torre, Manuel
Aguero, Joseph Carlos de
Terraz, Feliz de
Barrio, Pedro
Gutierrez, Gregorio (Cabo)
Epexoda (?), Juan de
Galvez, Bernardo (Capitan)
Zurdo (Capitan)
Frixoles (Capitan)
Vildosola, Gabriel de (Capitan)
Cholome (General)
Places
Janos (Presidio)
Chiguagua
Coaguila
Sonora
Gila (Provincia)
Durango
Veracruz (Plaza)
San Buenaventura (Presidio)
Oaxuquilla
Oxo Caliente
Bas de Piedra del Rio del Norte
Robledo (Sierra)
Zerrogordo
Julimes
Rio de los Mimbres, Canada del (Campo)
Animas (Sierra)
Boca
Acha
Corral de Piedra
Corral de Quinteros
Jornada del Muerto (Campo)
Espia (Cerro)
Capulin (Sierra)
San Lorenzo del Real, Campo de
Dolores (Hacienda)
Salitre (Paraje)
Alamos
El Sacramento (Rancho)
San Isidro (Rancho)
Carmen (Hacienda)
Santa Maria de Basaraca (Pueblo)
Tavalaopa
Zerrogueco
Socorro (Pueblo)
Isleta (Pueblo)
Mesilla (Puesto)
Pitic
Ethnic Groups
Apaches
Opatas
nortenos
Cholomes
Sumas
Natajes
Military Groups
America, Regimiento de Infanteria de
First Location
AZTM, AGN, Vol. 098 ff. 581-623 exp. 4
Original Location
AGN, Mexico City, Provincias Internas Vol. 098 ff. 581-623 exp. 4
Language
Spanish
Notes
Documents on ff. 586 and 588 incomplete. Ff. 594, 604, 611 and 622 repeated twice. Appears in indice del ramo as exp. 1.
Reference Number
9800021
Rights
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