Administrative correspondence between Tovar and Croix of months of May, September, October and December 1770.

Serial Number
041-02561
Title
Administrative correspondence between Tovar and Croix of months of May, September, October and December 1770.
Author(s)
Tovar, Francisco
Date
05-22-1770
Date
12-31-1770
Documentation
Bahia. May 22, 1770 to December 31, 1770. 50p. Letters.
Summary
Tovar sends representative to collect money to pay military company, wants receipts of his expenses during 1769, complains about weapons arriving in bad state. Without money Tovar will build church and feed people without resources, complains about present governor Ripperda and praises last governor Oconor. Detailed account of Rivera's misfortunes. Suspicion of English prowling coast and shooting cannons. Conflict with priests over treatment of Indians. Detailed description of construction of church. Mention of importance to populate las Nuezes, impossibility to take declaration from two natives, importance of examining in detail geography of coast near Bexar, so that it will be easier to pursue Indians and there will be fewer shipwrecks. Request to free two natives after Ten years in prison. Request for gunpowder. (M. Vasquez, April 1988)
Persons
Tovar, Francisco (Capitan)
Croix, Marquez (Virrey)
Cazorla, Luis (Capitan)
Pacheco (Capitan)
Ripperda, Baron de (Gobernador)
Oconor, Hugo
Ribera, Melchor Afan de
Oreli, Alexandro
Escobosa
Llanos de Vergara, Eliseo
Ecave, Juan Antonio
Gomez, Agustin
Hernandez, Feliciana
Places
Espiritu Santo, Bahia (Presidio)
Orcoquiza (Presidio)
Zibolo (Arroyo)
Adaes
Laredo (Rio)
Rosario (Mision)
Vergantin (Isla)
Animas (Bahia)
Puerto (Isla)
Culebra (Isla)
Nuezes
Sombrero (Costa)
Colorado (Rio)
Veracruz
Havana
Misuri (Rio)
Guadalupe
Ethnic Groups
Costenos
Copanos
Ingleses
Carancaguaces
Cujanes
First Location
AZTM, AGN, Vol. 099 ff. 372-399 exp. 2
Original Location
AGN, Mexico City, Provincias Internas Vol. 099 ff. 372-399 exp. 2
Language
Spanish
Reference Number
9900074
Rights
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