Proposal by military to overcome financial problems by paying soldiers in 'cigarros,' not money.

Serial Number
041-05048
Title
Proposal by military to overcome financial problems by paying soldiers in 'cigarros,' not money.
Author(s)
Barrera, Joseph Luis
Posada (Fiscal)
Diaz de Salcedo, Bruno (Real Contador)
and others
Date
09-30-1772
Date
00-00-1791
Documentation
Provincias Internas de oriente. August 22, 1788-April 15, 1789. 58p. Informes, letters. Signed, unsigned, copies, originals.
Summary
Concerns financial problems faced by military, soldiers to receive money only for illness, 'salidas,' therefore requested that 'cigarros' be used as wages and valued as currency; further correspondence discussing details of scheme, reason for 'atraso en remision de situados', concerns over possible introduction of contraband 'cigarros,' risk thought to be small; discussion of financial plans for military, 'extractos generales' from various presidios not remitted for several years making financial assessment difficult, call for elimination of 'libranzas,' other costly military programs, reference to decretos passed by previous virreys concerning financial matters. (L. Kerr, December 1988)
Persons
Hierro, Phelip del
Risa, Jose de la
Barrera, Joseph Luis
Florez, Manuel Antonio (Virrey)
Yermo, Francisco de
Croix, Teodoro de
Ugalde, Juan de (Comandante General)
Bonilla, Antonio (Assessor)
Diaz de Salcedo, Bruno (Real Contador)
Banfi, Juan
Corvalan, Christopher
Rengel, Antonio (Comandante Inspector)
Martinez Pacheco, Rafael (Gobernador Interino)
Berger, Rafael Jose (Fray)
Mayorga, Martin de (Virrey)
Galvez, Mathias de (Virrey)
Places
Monclova
Coahuila
Texas
Galicia (Haciendas)
Nuevo Leon
Saltillo
Queretero
Puebla
Xalapa
Veracruz
Monterrey
San Luis Potosi
Espiritu Santo, Bahia de (Presidio)
Santa Rosa (Valle)
Ethnic Groups
Mescaleros
Lipiyanes
Military Groups
Monclova, Compania de
Riogrande, Compania de
Aguaverde, Compania de
Bahia, Compania de
First Location
AZTM, AGN, Vol. 229 ff. 125-154
Original Location
AGN, Mexico City, Provincias Internas Vol. 229 ff. 125-154
Language
Spanish
Notes
Some margins cut, appears as expediente 5 in indice del ramo, documents grouped but not in 'expediente.'
Reference Number
22900007
Rights
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