Correspondence re: settlement and need for troops.

Serial Number
041-02578
Title
Correspondence re: settlement and need for troops.
Author(s)
Arocha, Simon de
Ripperda, Baron de
Date
00-00-1688
Date
07-08-1770
Documentation
San Fernando, Bexar. July 7 - July 8, 1770. 16p. Letters. Originals, signed.
Summary
Rich details of history and settlement of missions and presidios near San Fernando. Founding and abandonment of presidio of Texas. Details of Indian invasion of mission of los Adaes, French and Indian fighting against Spanish. Gives geographical limits of province of Texas, describes fruits cultivated, resources for pasturing, construction, water, wildlife, animals, commerce, mining. Discusses war with Apaches and inability to reduce them. Establishment of San Fernando and population figures. Request for troops in San Sabas; cattle, horses, provisions in Adaes due to Indians leaving missions, ranches needing to be reestablished, Indian war hindering exploitation of land, risk of families leaving. Ripperda responds that movement of troops will be held up until he can provide for detachment to San Sabas. (L. L. Woodward, February1988)
Persons
Galbez, Conde de
Leon, Fernando de (Gobernador)
Theran de los Rios, Domingo
Sandeni, Luis
Ramon, Domingo
Linares, Duque de
Ripperda, Baron de (Gobernador)
San Miguel de Aguaio, Marques de
Balero, Marques de
Menchaca, Luis Antonio (Capitan)
Barrios, Jacinto de
Casafuerte, Marques de
Ribera Villalon, Pedro (Brigadier)
Oconor, Hugo (Sargento Mayor)
Croix, Marques de
Places
Texas
Coaguila
Espiritu Santo, Bahia del (Puerto)
Bernardo (Puerto)
Texas (Presidio)
Adaes (Mision)
Adaes, Nuestra Senora del Pilar de los (Presidio)
Espiritu Santo, Bahia de (Presidio)
Bejar, San Antonio de (Presidio)
Medina (Rio)
San Francisco (Mision)
Purisima Concepcion (Mision)
Capistrano, San Juan (Mision)
Valero, San Antonio de (Mision)
Agu(?), San Jose de (Mision)
San Fernando (Capital)(Villa)
San Antonio (Rio)
San Xavier (Presidio)
San Marcos
Guadalupe (Rio)
San Saba (Presidio)
Villa Nueba
Austria, San Fernando de (Villa)
Francia
Nachitos
Ethnic Groups
Asinais
Texias
Texas
Apaches
Franceses
Apaches
Vidais
Military Groups
Compania de San Sabas
First Location
AZTM, AGN, Vol. 100 ff. 029-036 exp. 1
Original Location
AGN, Mexico City, Provincias Internas Vol. 100 ff. 029-036 exp. 1
Language
Spanish
Reference Number
10000004
Rights
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