Informes from Ugarte and others to virrey concerning request for pensions for military widows.

Serial Number
041-03829
Title
Informes from Ugarte and others to virrey concerning request for pensions for military widows.
Author(s)
Ugarte y Loyola, Jacobo
Revilla Gigedo, Conde de (Virrey)
Emparan, Miguel Jose(Governador)
Date
09-01-1790
Date
12-08-1790
Documentation
Rio grande and Mexico. September 1, 1790-December 8, 1790. 54p. Letters and autos. Signed.
Summary
Contains account of campaign near Rio Grande in response to reported sighting and theft of 300 cows. Contains description of pursuit. As a result of campaign, Emparan discovers 20 murdered soldiers. Provides description of terrain and scene of raid. Emparan informs virrey and requests he recommend pensions for widows to king. Virrey requests information assuring that men died defending themselves. Provides list of soldier's names and complete testimonies of six witnesses. Witness accounts contain lengthy, detailed descriptions of battle scene including position of cadavers, bullet fragments, clothing and arms. Accounts relate probable action of soldiers and assurance that although greatly outnumbered, none fled. Ugarte signs testimonies and certifies that proper paper for autos was unavailable; use of alternate paper required due to urgency of matter. (M. Dannemiller, February 1989)
Persons
Revilla Gigedo, Conde de (Virrey)
Ugarte y Loyola, Jacobo
Lombrana, Baltasar de
Maldonado, Juan Jose
Nolasco Carrasco, Pedro
Emparan, Miguel Jose (Governador)
Rodriguez, Jose Antonio
Aguilar, Jose Antonio
Rodriguez, Carlos
Leon, Joseph de
Garza, Jose de la
Hernandez, Jose
Rosas, Jose Antonio
Gonzales, Rafael
Luna, Manuel de
Yermo, Francisco de
Places
Mojarras
Amole (Arroyo)
Rio Grande
Coahuila
San Fernando (Villa)
Rosa, Arroyo de La
First Location
AZTM, AGN, Vol. 159 ff. 403-430
Original Location
AGN, Mexico City, Provincias Internas Vol. 159 ff. 403-430
Language
Spanish
Notes
Folios 417 and 424 repeated.
Reference Number
15900026
Rights
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