Sobre manejo de Vaamonde

Serial Number
041-05274
Title
Sobre manejo de Vaamonde
Author(s)
Berenguer de Marquina, Felix (Virrey)
Bodega, Manuel de la
Vaamonde, Manuel (Gobernador)
and others
Date
09-26-1799
Date
02-20-1801
Documentation
Mexico, San Cristoval. September 26, 1799 - February 20, 1801. 119p. Letters, informes. Signed, originals, copies.
Summary
Vaamonde recounts loyal service history as justification for appointment to new position, as unemployment has left him in state of poverty. Includes short account of defense of canary islands from British, construction of fort at San Blas, and disciplining of batallion of Spanish and Indian auxiliaries stationed at San Blas. On page beginning with siguiendo aquello de apeles (folios unnumbered), detailed account of torture ritual and cannibalism practiced by unnamed group of Indians in Nuevo Leon. Spanish victims kidnapped from area around Sayula are tied to stake and burned with branding irons while dance called mitote is performed. Skull cap of victim is removed, and dead bodies are eaten. Vaamonde's campaign against these Indians is recounted, as well as quelling of uprising in 1783 of escaped prisoners, headed by notorious pirate Lorencillo, in Guadalajara. Vaamonde seeks position as governor of Nuevo Santander, intendente of San Luis Potosi, or sargento mayor de Mexico. (A. Tukey, January 1989).
Persons
Vaamonde, Manuel (Gobernador)
Nava, Pedro de (Comandante General)
Revilla Gigedo, Conde de (Virrey)
Branciforte, Marques de (Virrey)
Berenguer de Marquina, Marques de (Virrey)
Bodega, Manuel de la
Herrera, Simon de (Teniente Coronel)
Galvez, Mathias de (Virrey)
Azanza, Miguel Josef de (Virrey)
Alvarez, Juan Manuel
Lorencillo (Pirata)
Sierra Gorda, Conde de (Gobernador)
Herrera, Simon de (Teniente Coronel)
Pedro Josef (Indio Capitan)
Camotero, El (Indio Teniente)
Bajamar, Marques de (Gobernador)
Martinez del Campo, Manuel
Places
Guadalaxara
San Luis Potosi
Nuevo Leon
California
San Blas
San Cristoval
Lampazos, Punta de
Veracruz
Sayula
Monterrey
Canarias (Islas)
San Carlos
Nuevo Santander
San Lorenzo
Military Groups
Guadalaxara, Regimento de
America, Fusileros de
First Location
AZTM, AGN, Vol. 238 ff. 174-236 (Approx) exp. 6
Original Location
AGN, Mexico City, Provincias Internas Vol. 238 ff. 174-236 (Appro
Language
Spanish
Notes
Folios unnumbered.
Reference Number
23800006
Rights
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