Request for license to take salt from Indian lands.

Serial Number
041-05213
Title
Request for license to take salt from Indian lands.
Author(s)
Costales, Gabriel (Capitan)
Date
06-01-1731
Date
07-14-1731
Documentation
Bahia del Espiritu Santo (presidio). June 1, 1731. 16p. Letters. Peticiones. Signed.
Summary
Capitan Costales request license from viceroy to mine salt in Indian lands for consumption in presidio Bahia del Espiritu Santo, viceroy consults visitador Rivero who disapproves such step as Indians could become rebellious. Costales also requests return of nine of his soldiers who are attached to missions as most of his garrison is sick. He also requests that as it is very far from his presidio to settlement of people from canary islands, his soldiers should not be protecting such settlers as there are many Indians in area of his presidio to watch for. Rivera advises viceroy that there are too many soldiers guarding missions and these should be from presidio San Antonio instead of Bahia. Rivera also mentions that rumors of soldiers selling their arms and horses are unfounded. (A. Dell'acqua, January 1988)
Persons
Costales, Gabriel (Capitan)
Rivera, Pedro (Brigadier)(Visitador Militar)
Bustillo y Zevallos, Juan Antonio (Capitan)
Acuna, Juan de (Marquez de Casa Fuerte)(Virrey)
Ramon, Domingo (Capitan)
Places
Espiritu Santo, Bahia del (Presidio)
Queretaro, Santa Cruz de (Colegio Eclesiastico)
San Antonio (Presidio)
Canarias (Islas)
Rio Grande (Rio)
Thexas (Provincia)
First Location
AZTM, AGN, Vol. 236 ff. 001-008
Original Location
AGN, Mexico City, Provincias Internas Vol. 236 ff. 001-008
Language
Spanish
Notes
First two folios cover index of Volume. Some documents are illegible as lettering is too light.
Reference Number
23600001
Rights
To request a scan or copy of the document please contact the original or first location repository; if a citation reads “AZU Film” please submit the citation to LBRY-askddt@email.arizona.edu.
General Subjects