Documents, map concerning flooding of Croix, reestablishment in paso de Piedras.

Serial Number
041-05459
Title
Documents, map concerning flooding of Croix, reestablishment in paso de Piedras.
Author(s)
Casas, Juan Baptista de (Capitan)
Sagarzurieta
Calleja, Felix
and others
Date
09-05-1805
Date
06-19-1806
Documentation
San Carlos, forlon, Croix. September 5, 1805 to June 19, 1806. 134p. Letters, informes, peticiones, map, inventory. Signed.
Summary
Around midnight on August 31, 1805, steady rain breaches Arroyo, floods Croix. Casas moves entire population first to Piedras, then to Forlon (between Llera, Escandon), only defensible high-ground in area. Speaks of three years of extraordinary dryness, one of excessive rain. paperwork to make move permanent, report on natural resources of Forlon. Calleja objects that settling in Forlon leaves ranches near old Croix sin auxilios espirituales, ni temporales, open to attack by Tamaulipos; requires Villa be reestablished at Piedras, but promises to allow new Villa at Forlon if more than 30 people want to stay. Much debate of relative merits, disadvantages of each site; detailed geographic description of Forlon to demonstrate superiority to Piedras, signed by many vecinos. Order given to move everyone to Piedras, but some refuse to leave Forlon. All religious effects moved back to Piedras. Yturbe gives official threat that anyone remaining in Forlon will be rigorously prosecuted (may - F.193). Inventory of all church property (f.203). Garcia de Leon describes in detail what layout of new Villa should be (f.207). Map of nueba Villa de la Purissima Concepcion de Croix; key lists residents of each lot, proportions of lots, streets, Plazas (f.210). Chart listing property, mostly different kinds of livestock, of each inhabitant (f.211). (A. Dean, July 1989)
Persons
Lorca, Juaquin Vidal de (Gobernador)
Casas, Juan Baptista (Capitan)
Iturrigaray, Jose de
Fernandez, Manuel (Fray) (Virrey)
Sagarzurieta
Calleja, Felix
Calderon, Phelipe
Garsia de Leon, Juan Joseph
Yxart, Francisco (Coronel Gobernador)
Barberena, Jose Maria de (Alferez Retirado)
Nogaro, Manuel
Perea, Lino de
Guerra, Andres
Medellin, Pedro Josef
Yturbe E Yraeta, Manuel de (Gobernador)(Teniente Coronel)
Bargas, Antonio Santana (Sargento)
Ortiz, Sebastian (Cabo)
Escobedo, Jose Antonio
Ortiz, Jose Bruno
Balboa, Jose Luiz (Cabo)
Docal, Gregorio (Teniente)
Briones, Obispa (Cabo)
Hernandes, Francisco (Cabo)
Fernandes Ysla, Manuel (Fray)
Places
Nuevo Santander
Croix (Villa)
Sabinito (Arroyo)
Piedras (Paso)
Forlon (Paso)
Padilla
San Carlos
Escandon
Llera
Santander
San Luis Potosi
China
Croix (Nueva Villa)
Sabinal, San Juan del
Palmas (Mision)
Angeles (Mision)
Aguayo
Taolipa S(Sierra)
Platanal (Mision)
Ethnic Groups
Tamaulipos
Military Groups
Decima Brigada de Milicias
First Location
AZTM, AGN, Vol. 245 Part I, ff. 146-212
Original Location
AGN, Mexico City, Provincias Internas Vol. 245 Part I, ff. 146-21
Language
Spanish
Notes
Folios not numbered, f.154 nearly illegible from bleed-through, not chronological.
Reference Number
24500007
Rights
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