Barragan requests that cuerpo de cavalleria de frontera is granted use of military insignia and standards as reward for loyal service. Geographic, demographic, and economic portrait of zone of Nuevo Santander.

Serial Number
041-05726
Title
Barragan requests that cuerpo de cavalleria de frontera is granted use of military insignia and standards as reward for loyal service. Geographic, demographic, and economic portrait of zone of Nuevo Santander.
Author(s)
Calleja, Felix
Barragan, Joseph Florencio
Date
08-14-1805
Date
12-21-1805
Documentation
San Luis Potosi. Rioverde. September 14, 1805-December 21, 1805. 16p. Letters. Informes. Signed.
Summary
Letter from Barragan, comandante de Cuerpo de Cavalleria de frontera, requests Gracia of use of military standards and insignia as reward for company's brave and loyal service. Barragan provides excellent geographic, demographic, and economic portrait of towns of Valles, maiz, and Rioverde. Military companies and campaigns against Indians mentioned. F. 223 mentions the extinguishing of part of Chichimeco population. Process of pacification said to be impeded by the vastness of the territory and scarce population upon it. Ff. 223-224 speaks of vasallos americanos and their superiority en los Ramos de industria y agricultura F. 224 speaks of Villa de Valles, its social organization, quantity of haciendas and ranches, occupations of inhabitants, pacification of Chichimecos, and taxes and tribute. F. 225 mentions Valle de maiz, its military settlers intent solely on destroying Indians, and the granting of land grants to these settlers. F. 225 deals with Rioverde, the pacification of the Chichimecos, their incorporation into life of San Luis Potosi. Mixed Spanish, Indian, and caste population of town mentioned and the number and income of its missions. Reasons for establishment of military companies, their size and quality stated. Finally, granting of estandartes y insignia granted to Barragan and his company. (P. Lenz, may 1990)
Persons
Calleja, Felix
Barragan, Joseph Florencio
Places
San Luis Potosi
Valles (Villa)
Rioverde
Maiz (Valle)
Tampico
Tamaulipa (Sierra)
Nuevo Santander (Colonia)
Soto la Marina
Luiciana
Ethnic Groups
Chichimecos
Pames
Military Groups
Frontera, Cuerpo de Cavalleria de
Frontera, Esquadrones Provinciales de
First Location
AZTM, AGN, Vol. 257 ff. 222-230
Original Location
AGN, Mexico City, Provincias Internas Vol. 257 ff. 222-230
Language
Spanish
Notes
F. 229 duplicated
Reference Number
25700021
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