Correspondence between Almazan, governor Media villa and viceroy about reestablishment of presidio de Bahia del Espiritu Santo to healthier place.

Serial Number
041-05215
Title
Correspondence between Almazan, governor Media villa and viceroy about reestablishment of presidio de Bahia del Espiritu Santo to healthier place.
Author(s)
Perez de Almazan, Fernando (Capitan)
Date
07-11-1726
Date
12-09-1726
Documentation
Vexar, San Antonio de (presidio). July 11, 1726. 9p. Informes. Signed.
Summary
Letters relating to re-establishment of presidio and mission de la Bahia del Espiritu Santo to a healthier and better defensive place, capitan Bustillos communicates that Actual site has deteriorated to an irreparable manner lack of wood makes it impossible to repair also for fuel of families there is not enough wood, area is full of swamps and water is not as good. Capitan Bustillos also complains about lack of priest as president of missions refuse to send a religious guide to presidio. Capitan describes a new explored site with plenty of wood, water and rocks to be utilized for construction, two creeks to provide with drinking water and irrigation of lands and site being only six leagues from bay stressing defensive emplacement. If viceroy desires such move it has to be carried out before winter. Capitan also participates arrival of convoy from presidio Adays and San Antonio four months after it left due to heavy rains. Comisario general of missions sends letter to presidente of missions by order of viceroy ordering him to send a priest to take charge of new mission built in new site of presidio of Bahia. (A. Dell'acqua, January 1988)
Persons
Perez de Almazan, Fernando (Capitan)
Media Villa y Azcona, Melchor (Gobernador)
Acuna, Juan de (Marquez de Casa Fuerte) (Virrey)
Bustillos Zevallos, Juan Antonio (Capitan)
Sevillano, Miguel (Fray)
Gonzales, Fernando Alonzo (Fray)
Places
Espiritu Santo, Bahia del (Presidio)
Vexar, San Antonio del (Presidio)
Guadalupe (Rio)
Valero, San Antonio de (Mision)
Rio Grande (Rio)
Ethnic Groups
Apaches
Taranamis
First Location
AZTM, AGN, Vol. 236 ff. 022-027
Original Location
AGN, Mexico City, Provincias Internas Vol. 236 ff. 022-027
Language
Spanish
Notes
Some documents are illegible, too light.
Reference Number
23600003
Rights
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