Letters from Mendinuta concerning justification of mission construction and battle plans.

Serial Number
041-02841
Title
Letters from Mendinuta concerning justification of mission construction and battle plans.
Author(s)
Fermin de Mendinueta, Pedro
Virrey
Date
03-20-1776
Date
06-05-1776
Documentation
Np. March 20, 1776 - June 5, 1776. 8p. Letter. Original, signed, unsigned.
Summary
Virrey(?) Admits utility of military expedition to Gila, Colorado rivers. Promises to forward Oconor's battle plans to Mendinueta. Mentions 1500 horses and some officers will be sent to augment Mendinueta's force. Also expresses desire to build missions which will improve religious communication with California. Contains information about padres who teach catechisms among Yuma. Mendinueta includes index of contents of documents which he has sent to virrey by number of document. (S. Gibbs, September 1987)
Persons
Fermin de Mendinueta, Pedro
Crespo, Francisco (Gobernador)
Oconor, Hugo (Comandante Inspector de Presidios)
Ansa, Juan Baptista de (Teniente General)
Velez de Escalante, Velvetre
Miesa, Bernado de
Dominquez, Francisco Atanacio (Fray)
Places
Nuebo Mexico
Sonora (Provincia)
Colorado (Rio)
Gila (Rio)
San Francisco (Puente)
California
Buenavista (Presidio)
Orcasitas (Presidio)
Zuni (Mision)
Ethnic Groups
Yumas
Navajos
First Location
AZTM, AGN, Vol. 103 ff. 274-277
Original Location
AGN, Mexico City, Provincias Internas Vol. 103 ff. 274-277
Language
Spanish
Reference Number
10300065
Rights
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