Series of documents concerning the interrogation of two anglo-americans caught in Texas.

Serial Number
041-05581
Title
Series of documents concerning the interrogation of two anglo-americans caught in Texas.
Author(s)
Trudeaux, Felix (Gobernador)
Collantes, Juan Francisco
Villavaso, Nicolas Jose
and others
Date
12-21-1820
Date
12-24-1820
Documentation
Bexar. December 21 - 24, 1820. 16p. Letters. Signed, originals, copies.
Summary
Documents concern interrogation of two Anglo-Americans caught trespassing on Spanish territory on Galveston Island. Austin, of catholic religion, claims to be naturalized subject of Spain, for which he has passport. Residing as a lead Miner in San Luis, Austin was migrating to Texas once that city became part of U.s. territory. Kirkham came to Texas in search of his four escaped slaves, and has English letter from U.s. Governor of Louisiana requesting his safe Passage. Both prisoners testify that general long no longer in command of troops previously concentrated along Texas Louisiana border, and that pirate Lafitte has fled Galveston for south America. (A. Tukey, March 1989)
Persons
Martinez, Antonio (Coronel)
Arredondo, Joaquin de (Comandante General)
Trudeaux, Felix (Gobernador)
Long (General)
Austin, Moses
Kerkham, Jacobo
Perez, Ignacio (Teniente)
Rodriguez, Fernando (Teniente)
Bastrop, Baron de (Interprete)
Martinez de Yrujo, Carlos (Ministro Plenipotenciario)
Lafit (Pirata)
Ohis, Luis (Ministro)
Collantes, Juan Francisco
Garza, Hilario de la
Kirkham, James
Forsythe, James
Villavaso, Nicolas Jose
Places
Luisiana
Bexar
Nueva Orleans
Natchitoches
Estados Unidos de America
Trinidad (Rio)
Galveston (Isla)
Coneticut (Estado)
Misuri (Estado)
Filadelfia
San Luis de Misuri
Havana
Virginia (Estado)
San Antonio
Ethnic Groups
Americanos
Negros
Cavanguas
First Location
AZTM, AGN, Vol. 251 ff. 182-190 exp. 12
Original Location
AGN, Mexico City, Provincias Internas Vol. 251 ff. 182-190 exp. 1
Language
Spanish
Reference Number
25100011
Rights
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