Administrative correspondence between Tovar and Croix of months of May, September, October and December 1770.
Bahia. May 22, 1770 to December 31, 1770. 50p. Letters.
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)
Tovar, Francisco (Capitan)
Croix, Marquez (Virrey)
Cazorla, Luis (Capitan)
Ripperda, Baron de (Gobernador)
Ribera, Melchor Afan de
Llanos de Vergara, Eliseo
Ecave, Juan Antonio
Espiritu Santo, Bahia (Presidio)
AZTM, AGN, Vol. 099 ff. 372-399 exp. 2
AGN, Mexico City, Provincias Internas Vol. 099 ff. 372-399 exp. 2
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