Correspondence concerning construction of 'presa' at Helguera mission.

Serial Number
041-05047
Title
Correspondence concerning construction of 'presa' at Helguera mission.
Author(s)
Sierragorda, Conde de (Gobernador)
Beltran, Jose Maria (Contador)
Herrera
and others
Date
01-15-1798
Date
09-24-1800
Documentation
Nuevo Santander. January 15, 1798-August 24, 1800. 10p. Letters, informes. Unsigned, signed, copies, originals.
Summary
Correspondence concerning hunger suffered by Indians at mission due to drought in region; request for assistance in constructing 'presa' to store water for agricultural use, particularly cultivation of corn; governor explains that situation causing Indians to 'vaguear en el Campo,' compromising religious education; subsequent letters address details of 'presa,' amount of materials needed, cost, location selected; no one contracts to construct 'presa,' governor requests that necessary amount instead be sent directly to 'presidente' of mission; funds approved, almost two years after original request. (L. Kerr, December 1988)
Persons
Sierragorda, Conde de (Gobernador)
Branciforte, Marques de (Virrey)
Ballesteros, Juan (Fray)
Oria, Jose de (Capitan) (Justicia Mayor)
Beltran, Jose Maria (Contador)
Herrera
Lacunza, Monterde
Places
Helguera Palmitos, San Francisco de (Mision)
Nuevo Santander
Liebana, Santo Toribio de (Mision)
Ethnic Groups
Pintos
First Location
AZTM, AGN, Vol. 229 ff. 119-124
Original Location
AGN, Mexico City, Provincias Internas Vol. 229 ff. 119-124
Language
Spanish
Notes
Some margins cut, appears as expediente 5 in indice del ramo, documents grouped but not in 'expediente.'
Reference Number
22900006
Rights
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