Ripperda's correspondence re: defence, troop movement and allocation, and Indian depredations

Serial Number
041-02589
Title
Ripperda's correspondence re: defence, troop movement and allocation, and Indian depredations
Author(s)
Ripperda, Baron de
Virrey(?)
Menchaca, Luis Antonio
and others
Date
07-21-1770
Date
06-22-1771
Documentation
Bexar, San Joseph, others. March 8 - June 22, 1771. 42p. Letters. Originals, signed, copies.
Summary
Discussion of detachment of troops made up of troops from Adaes and Orcoquiza due to fear of return of enemy nations. Viceroy orders movement of presidio to Orcoquiza, 2 padres and soldiers remain in Orcoquiza. Desire to repopulate Ranchos, but distance between Ranchos makes defence difficult, suggestion to plant Ranchos with vecinos together under protection of detachment. Rebuilding of Cuerpo de Guardia, houses, prison. Excesses committed by Indians in Bahia and environs under Thobar thus need of troops from Orcoquiza, Adaes, San Sabas, and friendly Indians to punish barbaros. Plea for Ripperda to keep harmony with thobarand's other captains. Soldiers involved in Bahia road building, protecting entrances, Ranchos. Reports of death of Indians and soldiers. Complaints of Indian spying in missions, lack of troops, and horse and oxen theft. Fort establishment. Desire for missionization of coastal Indians. Report of Mal de Lengua disease. Viceroy (?) Discusses defence of province in case of declaration of war with English. (L. L. Woodward, March 1988)
Persons
Ripperda, Baron de
Croix, Marques de
Demezieres, Atanasio (Comandante)
Martos y Navarete, Angel de
Tobar, Francisco (Capitan)
Ramirez, Pedro (Padre Presidente)
Pacheco, Rafael Martinez
Menchaca, Luis Antonio (Capitan)
Menchaca, Joseph Feliz
Arocha, Juan de
Thontesdioca(?), Julio Joseph de
Granados, Juan
Riotas(?), Juan Joseph Bueno de
Ocor(?), Pedro de
Coy, Christoral de los Santos
Delgado, Jacinto
Delgado, Domingo
Paiz(?), Juan Manuel
Lorenzo, Inasio
Rodriguez, Francisco Xavier
Armas, Basilio de
Sambrano, Joseph Macario
Umada, Juan de
Romero, Juan Antonio
Orendarin, Francisco de
Mincha, Diego
Anada, Francisco de
Inzaga y Amezaga, Luis de (Gobernador)
Leal, Pedro
Calvilio, Ignacio
Places
Bexar, San Antonio de
Nachitoches
Orcoquiza (Presidio)
Vrasos de Dios (Rio)
Espiritu Santo, Bahia del (Presidio)
San Sabas
Rio Grande
Camargo
San Joseph (Mision)
Zivolo (Arroyo)
San Antonio (Mision)(Rio)(Arroyo)
San Fernando (Villa)
San Marcos (Rio)
Sibolo
Nueva Orleans
Guadalupe
Colorado (Rio)
Santa Cruz (Fuerte)
Concepcion
Espada (Mision)
San Juan (Mision)
Adaes
Laredo
Ethnic Groups
Orcoquizas
Apaches
Comanches
Taguaras
Taguacanas
Iujuanes
Maieies
Tancahues
Vidais
Taranames
Ingleses
Military Groups
Adaes, Compania de
Zivolo, Guarnicion del
First Location
AZTM, AGN, Vol. 100 ff. 065-085 exp. 1
Original Location
AGN, Mexico City, Provincias Internas Vol. 100 ff. 065-085 exp. 1
Language
Spanish
Notes
F 84 stuck in middle of letter of ff 83 and 85, lower right corner torn away.
Reference Number
10000015
Rights
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