Series of letters sent to viceroy explaining need for militia creation in Colotlan and Nayarit.

Serial Number
041-03296
Title
Series of letters sent to viceroy explaining need for militia creation in Colotlan and Nayarit.
Author(s)
Vivanco, Antonio de
Valcarcel, Domingo
Saranchaga, Josef
Date
11-22-1777
Date
08-06-1779
Documentation
Colotlan, Bolanos, Mexico. November 22, 1777-August 6, 1779. 60p. Letters, informes, autos, peticiones. Copies.
Summary
Concerns Series of documents about organization of militias in Colotlan and Nayarit, under leadership of Vivanco because of his experience and knowledge of the territory. Indians are said to be distrustful of Spaniards. Firearms are suggested for militias to be created. Weapons sent from Cadiz via Veracruz. Documents allude to extreme poverty of Indians. Militias are formed to safeguard presidios and silver production to Spain. Some financial aspects of military organization is given. Mines being discovered in Bolanos. Military report stresses the rich potentiality of mines. Accounting personnel appointed for bookkeeping of mine production. (M. Marroquin, August 1989)
Persons
Martinez de Soria, Juan Josef
Vivanco, Antonio de
Villar Gutierrez, Phelipe del
Bucareli y Ursua, Antonio Maria (Virrey)
Valcarcel, Domingo
Frelles Villa de Moros, Pedro Antonio (Capitan)
Martinez de Soria, Pedro
Rodriguez del Valle, Alfonso
Revilla Gigedo, Conde de (Virrey)
Gorospe y Padilla, Diego de (Licenciado)
Arredondo, Fernando de
Puente, Gabriel de la
Arriaga, Pablo Josef de
Alvarez, Thomas (Teniente)
Villasenor, Fermin
Sarachaga, Josef
Gonzalez de Campillo, Fernando (Teniente)
Benitez, Agustin
Saucedo, Josef de
Places
Bolanos
Nayarit (Presidio)
Asquiltan
Cadiz (Puerto)
Veracruz (Puerto)
Cuilacatitan (Pueblo)
Pochotitlan (Pueblo)
Jaltenango (Pueblo)
Guadalaxara (Ciudad)
Colotlan
Potosi, San Luis
Guanajuato
Thepec (Real)
Horcasitas
Barcelona
Fresnillo
Taltenango
Ethnic Groups
Camoteros
Military Groups
Compania de Flecheros
Compania de Dragones Montados
Compania de Indios Flecheros
First Location
AZTM, AGN, Vol. 130 ff. 284-314 exp. 3
Original Location
AGN, Mexico City, Provincias Internas Vol. 130 ff. 284-314 exp. 3
Language
Spanish
Notes
Folios unnumbered. Document repetitive.
Reference Number
13000012
Rights
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