Correspondence between Tovar and virrey (?), includes copies of correspondence between Tovar, Ripperda and Pacheco. From February to June, 1771.

Serial Number
041-02563
Title
Correspondence between Tovar and virrey (?), includes copies of correspondence between Tovar, Ripperda and Pacheco. From February to June, 1771.
Author(s)
Tovar, Francisco
Ripperda, Baron de
Pacheco Martinez, Rafael
Date
02-05-1771
Date
06-02-1771
Documentation
Bahia. February 5, 1771 to June 2, 1771. 80p. Letters. Copies, unsigned, signed.
Summary
Letters to virrey concerning: urgent need for gunpowder; detailed description of murder of soldiers by Indians and unsuccessful campaign against them; mention of Ripperda's ineptitude and conflict with Tovar, it becomes a major theme throughout the documents; request for men to enlarge company at Bexar; lack of provisions and request for men to cultivate the land; mention of English and French living with Indians and danger of Indians surrounding Bahia. Detailed description of prospective campaign against Indians by Tovar. Copy of correspondence between Tovar and Ripperda concerning different matters related to war with Indians; mentions construction of a fort; provides detailed description of siege of Rosario by Indians; notes iron bars taken by Indians as incident that had to be directed by European. Mention of Ripperda sending gunpowder to Tovar. Complaint by Pacheco of not having enough men nor weapons. (M. Vasquez, May 1988)
Persons
Tovar, Francisco (Capitan)
Venitez, Xabier (Teniente)
Ripperda, Varon de
Pacheco Martinez, Rafael
Oconor, Hugo
Lazo, Faustino (Alferez)
Gumiel, Juan
Croix, Marquez de (Virrey)
Hernandez, Feliciana
Afan de Rivera, Malchor
Rusi, Marques de
Flores, Juan Joseph
Remigio, Juan (Soldado)
Llanos de Vergara, Eliseo
Piceros, Juan
Miranda, Bernardo
Reyes (Sargento)
Menchaca, Luis (Capitan)
Damacio de Aguilar, Joseph
Garza, Antonio Maria de la
Beramendi, Fernando de
Maldonado, Joseph
Aldape, Francisco
Zeballo, Pedro (Soldado)
Gomez, Agustin
Places
Espiritu Santo, Bahia
Bexar, San Antonio de
Santisimo Rosario (Mision)
Adaes
San Joseph
Colorado (Rio)
Sombrero (Costa)
Bergantin (Costa)
Nuezes (Rio)
Arocha (Cabo)
Natchitotches
Las Garcitas
Santa Cruz (Fuerte)
Rio Grande
Camargo
Ethnic Groups
Vidais
Orcoquiza
Taranames
Cocos
Atacapaes
Carancaguaces
Cancagues
Texas
Franceses
Ingleses
Apaches
Chayupines
First Location
AZTM, AGN, Vol. 099 ff. 412-454 exp. 2
Original Location
AGN, Mexico City, Provincias Internas Vol. 099 ff. 412-454 exp. 2
Language
Spanish
Notes
Page on ff 429 repeated on ff 430. Document on ff 430 out of order.
Reference Number
9900076
Rights
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