Concerns establishment and conditions of Reynosa.

Serial Number
041-04154
Title
Concerns establishment and conditions of Reynosa.
Author(s)
Escandon, Joseph de
Date
06-16-1750
Documentation
Reynosa. June 16, 1750. 14p. Autos. Copies.
Summary
Concerns autos, plans and conditions for establishment of Reynosa by Escandon. Area first populated to pacify Indians, become familiar with the land and to test feasibility of irrigation in area. Escandon provides instructions for agricultural methods until construction of well completed. Escandon conducts, with assistance of others, review of population, property, land, Esquadra and Indians. Asks for reports regarding probability of permanence of Indians in area and need for new mission. Contains list of families including marital status, name, age and property. Contains list of Esquadra with same information. States conditions for population and Esquadra and their obligations to the town. Provides information on all Indian nations, whether armed or not, name of capitan, where raised, if baptised and likelihood of remaining peacefully in area. Mentions food supplies and basic sustenance. Contains list of property in town including horses, cattle and mules. Includes detailed description of land and digging of well. Mentions which lands need irrigation, which are fertile. Indians working for Spanish are given clothing and dry-goods. Includes city plan with provisions for church and convent and drawing of rivers around location. (M. Dannemiller, March 1989)
Persons
Escandon, Joseph de (Coronel)
Perez, Joseph
Cyprian, Ignacio Antonio (Fray)
Guevarra, Joseph de
Escandon, Santiago de (Indio Capitan)
Cyprian, Francisco (Indio Capitan)
Salvador (Indio Capitan)
Gregorio, Nicolas (Indio Capitan)
Medina, Juan de (Indio Capitan)
Fragoso, Augustin (Fray)
Gonzales, Juan Ignacio
Marrines, Visente
Cantu, Carlos
Moctezuma, Juan Elias (Teniente)
Saens, Santiago (Teniente)
Moctezuma, Juan Crisostomo (Alferez)
Arzila, Joseph de
Places
Reynosa, Guadalupe de
Nuevo Santander
Queretaro
Norte (Rio)
San Joaquin (Mision)
Zacatecas, Guadalupe de (Colegio)
Camargo
Burgos
San Fernando
Rio Grande
Pilon
China
Nuevo Leon
Pamoranos (Sierra)
Ethnic Groups
Comecrudos
Tejones
Sacatiles
Pintos
Nazas
Military Groups
Queretaro, Regimento de
First Location
AZTM, AGN, Vol. 180 ff. 020-032
Original Location
AGN, Mexico City, Provincias Internas Vol. 180 ff. 020-032
Language
Spanish
Reference Number
18000002
Rights
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