Autos concerning exploration for minerals along the Colorado River and the mapping of the area.

Serial Number
041-04181
Title
Autos concerning exploration for minerals along the Colorado River and the mapping of the area.
Author(s)
Urrutia, Thoribio de (Capitan)
Burgos, Diego Ramon de (Alferez)
Miranda, Bernardo (Teniente)
and others
Date
11-26-1755
Date
09-30-1763
Documentation
Adaes. San Antonio. Mexico. November 26, 1755 - September 30, 1763. 81p. Autos. Letters. Originals. Signed. Copies.
Summary
Autos concerning the reported discovery of Almagres along the Colorado River in southern Texas in 1755. Miranda sets out with Ramon, Seguin and a group of men from the presidios San Antonio, Bahia del Espiritu Santo and San Xavier and a couple of Indians as guides. After a month of travel north from San Antonio, the group returns early March 1756 with a sample of the Almagres. Summary of trip, development potential of the mine area for settlers and the granting of a portion of the mines to the men, from ff. 17 - 19. Testing is performed on top and deep samples to determine quality and consistency. Small amounts of silver, greta, plomo and Magistral are found. Debates as to costs, practicality and richness of mine based on experienced Miner's opinion. (E. Wilson, November 1989)
Persons
Barrios y Jauregui, Jacinto (Gobernador)
Miranda, Bernardo (Teniente)
Rabago y Theran, Pedro de (Comandante)
Urrutia, Toribio de (Capitan)
Piscina, Manuel Ramon de la (Capitan)
Burgos, Diego Ramon de (Alferez)
Seguin, Joseph Miguel
Ramon, Andres
Abila, Joseph
Menchaca, Luis Antonio
Caraveo, Joseph Antonio
Valdes, Miguel
Aguayo, Marques de San Miguel de
Lanaga, Juan Lucas de
Terreros, Pedro Romero
Aldaco, Manuel de
Anza, Marcelo de
Aranda, Marques de
Giraud, Diego Antonio
Places
Nuevas Philipinas
Texas
Nuevo Reyno de Leon
Colorado (Rio)
Leones (Boca)
San Pedro (Real)
San Xavier (Presidio)
Espiritu Santo, Bahia del (Presidio)
San Antonio (Presidio)
San Fernando (Villa)
Adaes, Nuestra Senora del Pilar de los (Presidio)
Coaguila
Alamo (Hacienda)
Saltillo
Paredon (Aguaje)
Paiaias (Puerto)
San Marcos (Rio)
Guadalupe (Rio)
San Xavier (Rio)
Adaes (Rio)
Blanco (Arroyo)
Alarcon (Rio)
Pedernales (Arroyo)
San Miguelito (Arroyo)
San Miguel (Ojo de Agua)
Alcasar, San Joseph (Cueva)
Santiago (Cerro)
Chanas (Rio)
Mazapil (Real)
Bonanza (Hacienda)
Atonte (Real)
Cedros (Hacienda)
Pachuca (Real)
Ethnic Groups
Apaches
Comanches
Payaias
First Location
AZTM, AGN, Vol. 181 ff. 001-044
Original Location
AGN, Mexico City, Provincias Internas Vol. 181 ff. 001-044
Language
Spanish
Reference Number
18100001
Rights
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