Informes from governors of Nueva Viscaya to viceroy containing suggestions for a new method of mission government.
October 9, 1772-October 27,1772. 36p. Informe. Copy.
Concerns current mission practices and suggestions for more effective government. Regarding use of agricultural land for grazing. Governors request a list of all Indians and their property and that they be given land to cultivate near Spanish so to learn by example. Concerns establishment of towns with Plazas and proper missions where Indians must live to learn doctrine which will cure their faults and protect them from Apaches. Suggests that orders taking Indians away for more than month be prohibited, that missions provide agricultural teaching and that ecclesiastic and secular be kept separate to maintain Indian loyalty. Concerning commerce, should attempt to decrease distance to market, guarantee fair compensation and prohibit Spanish from controling Indian trade. Concerns methods to convince Indians of benefits of reduccion and to prohibit them from communicating with other tribes. Suggests that recently converted Indians should be given military jobs and that priests should accompany troops for moral and spiritual support. (M.dannemiller, October 1987)
Cruillas, Marques de
Bucareli y Ursua, Antonio (Virrey)
Julimes, San Antonio de
Santa Maria de las Caldas
Nueva Viscaya (Provincia)
AZTM, AGN, Vol. 152 ff. 209-227
AGN, Mexico City, Provincias Internas Vol. 152 ff. 209-227
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