Ripperda's correspondence re: peace with Indians, use of troops, defense, Indian depredations and pacification

Serial Number
041-02593
Title
Ripperda's correspondence re: peace with Indians, use of troops, defense, Indian depredations and pacification
Author(s)
Ripperda, Baron de
Virrey(?)
Thovar, Francisco de (Capitan)
and others
Date
05-26-1771
Date
09-12-1771
Documentation
Bexar, Bahia. May 26 - October 12, 1771. 54p. Letters. Originals, signed, copies.
Summary
Concerns Thobar's activities and resulting deaths in fight with Indians over horse theft. Controversy about Thobar's insubordination in not requesting fort troops and his request for detachment troops. Comanche theft of horses and oxen from missions. Describes Menchaca's use of troops and Pacheco's retreat from the Colorado River. Apaches are armed and hostile to Comanches. Mentions Demezieres' peace-seeking trip to enemy captains. Suggestions of whether or not Indians should be given arms, but discusses giving of gifts in peacemaking process. Administrative concerns over copies of letters about Demezieres' trip. Concerns need for troops and use of mission Indians to patrol because of diminishing troops due to sickness and death. Mention of Ripperda's marriage and memorial in regard to a brigadier promotion. Menchaca departs to coast with detachment to get Indians for missions of Santa Crus and padres give account of number of Indians acquired. Request for another mission in San Antonio reinforced with Indians and troops. Discussion of postal service and route and time taken to new Orleans. Indian commerce with English in guns and powder. Governor of Louisiana in agreement with Croix to gain tranquility in province. Mention of decree that Indians learn Spanish. (L. L. Woodward, April 1988)
Persons
Croix, Marques de
Ripperda, Baron de
Thovar, Francisco de (Capitan)
Pacheco, Rafael (Capitan)
Menchaca, Luis Antonio (Capitan)
Demezieres, Atanasio (Teniente Gobernador)
Gonzales, Joseph (Teniente)
Ramirez, Pedro (Padre Presidente)
Vigotes (Capitan Texas)
Oreilly, Alexandro (Teniente Gobernador)
Gonzales, Francisco (Teniente)
Sedano (Padre)
Valverde, Acyclos(?) (Fray)
Bergara, Elisco de (Aviador)
Mimos (?) (Padre Presidente)
Ramos, Antonio (Fray)
Buenos y Santesteban, Andres (Fray)
Sainz de Sumiel(?), Juan Joseph (Fray)
Le Blanc
Places
Bexar, San Antonio de
Rosario (Mision)
Grande (Rio)
Bahia
Guadalupe (Mision)(Rio)
San Antonio (Mision)
Capistrano, San Juan (Mision)
Colorado (Rio)
Nachitoches
Canon (Sitio)
San Fernando (Villa)
San Saba
Texas
Coahuyla
Zibolo (Arroyo)
Zacatecas
Queretaro, Santa Cruz (Mision)
Potosi, San Luis
Luisiana
Orcoquiza
Valero, San Antonio de
Nagcodocho
Trinidad (Rio)
Nuevo Santander
Espada (Mision)
Cazieres (Collera)
Nueva Orleans
Laredo
Coahuila
Salinas
Adaes
Ethnic Groups
Comanches
Apaches Lipanes
Texas
Tauayas
Caudachos
Apaches
Yngleses
Taranames
Tanahues
Orcoquizas
Franzeses
Masos
First Location
AZTM, AGN, Vol. 100 ff. 112-138 exp. 1
Original Location
AGN, Mexico City, Provincias Internas Vol. 100 ff. 112-138 exp. 1
Language
Spanish
Reference Number
10000019
Rights
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