Dilegencias practicadas por noriega sobre el beneficio de metales en el real de San Nicolas de Croix.

Serial Number
041-03476
Title
Dilegencias practicadas por noriega sobre el beneficio de metales en el real de San Nicolas de Croix.
Author(s)
Areceo
noriega, Melchor de
Muniz, Juan de
and others
Date
06-06-1666
Date
08-22-1772
Documentation
Mexico, Nuevo Santander. May 22 - August 22, 1772. 136p. Letters. Originals, signed, copies.
Summary
Miners and vecinos state that new discoveries in Sierra de Tamaulipa in last 4 years provide legal standard of quality (6 ounces of silver for each load of metal), and proportions given for other qualities which exceed legal standard. Costs of firewood, transportation and other costs make it difficult to make profit. Need for greater population; enemy Indians have returned with depopulation in center of Sierra de tamuaulipa and Apostate Indians raiding surrounding area. Complaints of Nava's offering low price for silver and using Alcavala money to buy silver (attractive to miners as it saves transportation cost and robbery risk. In Guadalcazar, nephew of Nava levied 10 real Alcavala. Nava's influence with governor allows him to exploit situation. Charges that document supposedly from miners and vecinos is really false, need to interview witnesses. Description of founding of San Carlos in 1666 and formation real de San Joseph. Description of San Carlos church and other structures. Advantages of having established beneficio de metales at San Carlos. Suggestion of miners working metals in their own home in areas nearer to mines. explains how to contruct a galeme. Control of silver and transport to San Luis Potosi treasury. Noriega charges list of witnesses is incomplete, and agrees to provide documents to Bucareli. Testimonies on metal profits, Nava's conduct, discussion of abundances of metal, wood, water, ovens, transport costs, and amount of metal resulting after processing. List of owners on mines, number of workers on each, and ounces extracted per load (Leyes) of metal, and economic class of miners. List of depopulated mines. Also list of owners of patentes, galemes, and metal processing equipment (basso, dissetisor) according to location. Ocotillo and Barreta listed as most abundant wood for processing metals. Discusses price of production relative to output of metal. (L. L. Woodward, October 1988)
Persons
Platas, Joaquin de
Bucareli, Antonio Maria de (Virrey)
Noriega, Melchor de
Tubiaun, Thomas de
Alvarez de Nava, Simon
Gonzales de Santianes, Vicente (Administrador de Alcavala)
Esquibel, Manuel Joseph de
Gomes, Francisco
Fernandes, Alexo (Capitan)
Inchaurregui, Mateo
Garcia, Antonio
Luna, Phelipe de (Licenciado)
Pliego, Joseph de
Ponze, Bernardo
Bargas, Victor de
Solorza, Lorenzo
Santos, Juan de los
Cienfuegos, Francisco
Galindo, Josef
Canchola, Pedro
Sanches, Diego
Barreda, Julian
Gorraez, Joseph de
Muniz, Juan de
Saldana, Basilio (Vecino)
Trevino, Xavier (Teniente)
Zevallos, Joseph Miguel
Gallegos, Rafael
Luna, Joseph Yvaldo de
Quinos, Juan
Lucio, Juan
Armario, Phelipe de
Sanchez, Joseph
Villafana, Nicolas de
Sanchez, Francisco Xavier
Tapia, Pedro de
Rodriguez, Nicolas
Balderas, Joseph Maria (Vecino)
Theran, Phelipe
Cuevas, Joseph de
Cardena, Francisco
Gonzalez, Ignacio
Cordova, Francisco de
Morales, Joseph
Votres, Mathias de
Bargas, Miguel de
Alcala, Antonio de
Mogro Noriega, Zeledonio
Barrera, Julian
Larrazabal, Francisco
Carranza, Francisco
Origuela, Juan Antonio
Mozan, Francisco
Garcia, Alonzo
Rodriguez, Juan Chrisostomo
Rocha, Phelipe de
Torres, Lucas de
Silverio, Luis
Casino, (Fulano)
Gonzales, Joseph Joachin
Quixano, Antonio de
Urzaga, Domingo de (Capitan)
Garcia, Felipe
Places
Croix, San Nicolas de (Real)
Tamaulipa (Sierra)
Nuevo Santander (Villa)
San Carlos (Villa)
Santa Fee
San Vicente (Minas)
Santa Rosalia (Minas)
Zacatecas (Minas)
Bolanos (Minas)
Guadalcazar (Minas)
Santisima Sacramento (Mina)
Ormigas, San Juan de las (Mina)
Jesus, Dulze Nombre de (Mina)
San Antonio (Mina)
Thadio, San Judas (Mina)
Santa Barbara (Mina)
Escondida, Santa Maria la (Mina)
Nuevo Leon
Guemes
Padilla
Santander
Burgos
Linares (Villa)
Cruillas
San Joseph (Real)
Animas
Soledad, Nuestra Senora de la (Mina)
Luz, Nuestra Senora de la (Mina)
Espiritu Santo (Mina)
Ave Maria (Mina)
Guadalupe, Nuestra Senora de la (Mina)
Los Pastores (Mina)
Dolores, Nuestra Senora de la (Mina)
Cinco Senores (Mina)
Senor San Joseph (Mina)
San Joseph (Mina)
Xepomusno, San Juan (Mina)
La Encarnacion (Mina)
San Pedro (Cerro)
Buenavista, San Antonio de (Mina)
Padua, San Antonio de (Mina)
Los Santos Inosentes (Mina)
Carmen, Nuestra Senora de (Mina)
San Francisco Xavier (Mina)
Jesus, Maria, y Joseph (Mina)
San Rafael (Mina)
Las Vivoras (Mina)
Santo Domingo, la Cruz de (Mina)
Agua El Panal
Monilla
Fraile (Arroyo)
El Diente (Canada)
Panito (Puerto)
Loma Berse (Paraje)
Cassiro (Paraje)
Zerro del Sacramento (Paraje) Hoyos
San Judas
San Lorenzo (Mina)
Tassay
First Location
AZTM, AGN, Vol. 140 ff. 168-236 exp. 4
Original Location
AGN, Mexico City, Provincias Internas Vol. 140 ff. 168-236 exp. 4
Language
Spanish
Reference Number
14000005
Rights
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