Letters concerning relocation and changes in San Francisco

Serial Number
041-04729
Title
Letters concerning relocation and changes in San Francisco
Author(s)
Borica, Diego de (Gobernador)
Date
12-31-1794
Date
02-20-1797
Documentation
Monterrey. December 31, 1794 48p. Informes, letters. Signed.
Summary
Letter from Borica to Revillagigedo describing his trip through missions in Alta California while taking possession of his post as governor, good situation of Indians, gentleness of treatment and easy work. Letter describing agricultural achievments in los Angeles and San Jose as well as the soap factory in Santa Barbara and the mills in San Luis and Santa Cruz, a better road from Santa Clara to Santa Cruz has been laid as well as one from San Luis to Purisima avoiding the area of Buchon. Letter concerning plans to build a new presidio in San Francisco, explanations of urgency to do so due to lack of water and bad strategic position of the old one. Letter from real tribunal summarizing San Francisco's history and supporting Boricas petition to move the factory and the mission to a new location. Recommendation to deal with more urgent problems like finding buyers for produce of the area, and staying in old factory in San Francisco for the time being. Letters from real consejo recommend building a convent of San Fernardo order, which will provide monetary gain, this is compared with the creation of new missions on Colorado. (T. Kahana, August 1989)
Persons
Borica, Diego de (Gobernador)
Revillagigedo, Conde de (Virrey)
Neve, Phelipe de (Governador)
Braniciforte, Marques de (Virrey)
Arrillaga, Joseph Joaquin de (Teniente Coronel)
Alberni, Pedro (Teniente Coronel)
Cordoba, Alberto de (Ingeniero)
Fares, Pedro (Coronel)
Herrera
Fuente
Montende
Beltran
Calleja, Pedro (Fray)
Garces, Francisco (Fray)
Bucarelli, Antonio Maria (Fray)
Areche, Josef
Mugantegui, Pablo (Fray)
Pena, Thomas de la (Fray)
Places
Loreto
San Blas (Departamento)
San Jose (Pueblo)
Angeles, Nuestra Senora de los (Pueblo)
Santa Barbara (Presidio)
San Diego (Presidio)
Colorado
San Luis (Presidio)
Santa Cruz (Presidio)
Capistrano, San Juan (Mision)
San Diego (Mision)
San Gabriel (Mision)
San Buenaventura (Mision)
San Luis (Mision)
San Antonio (Mision)
San Carmelo (Mision)
Santa Clara (Mision)
San Francisco (Mision)
Santa Cruz (Mision)
Purisima
Buchon (Paraje)
San Joaquin (Fuerte)
San Joaquin (Loma)
Sonora (Mitra)
Guadalajara
Carmelita (Provincia)
San Fernardo, Colegio Apostolico de
First Location
AZTM, AGN, Vol. 216 ff. 246-272
Original Location
AGN, Mexico City, Provincias Internas Vol. 216 ff. 246-272
Language
Spanish
Reference Number
21600007
Rights
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