Pujol leads group of Catalan families to Sonora to work in newly discovered mines, but is replaced by Fages following complaints of malicious behavior and mismanagement of funds.

Serial Number
041-05732
Title
Pujol leads group of Catalan families to Sonora to work in newly discovered mines, but is replaced by Fages following complaints of malicious behavior and mismanagement of funds.
Author(s)
Manxon, Francisco
Puyol y Masmitja, Juan (Sargento)
Fages, Pedro (Teniente Coronel)
and others
Date
08-27-1778
Date
12-14-1780
Documentation
Sonora. August 27, 1778-December 14, 1780. 68p. Instancias, diligencias, ordenes. Signed, unsigned, copies, originals.
Summary
Galvez grants several Catalan families licencia to settle in Sonora and work newly discovered mines; Pujol placed in charge of group's transportation and welfare. List of individuals making journey provided, including age, physical description, marital status; each to receive 2 reales daily to cover costs. Sail in fragata nuestra Senora de la Concepcion, heading first to Havana segun las reglas del comercio Libre. en route, Pujol requests financial auxilios, as per diem too small. Group ordered to resume travel conforme a la contrata signed in Spain or all financial aid. Members lodge complaints against Pujol, described as malicious. Pujol defends himself, denies accusations, arguing contract impossible to fulfill if per diem not increased, that group practically forced to beg. Croix assigns Fages to carry additional money to group and take charge; Fages finds members dispersed (See folio 29), difficult to organize for remainder of trip. Moreno decides Pujol may be cruel, but per diem indeed too low, increases it to 3 reales. (L. Kerr, April 1989)
Persons
Manxon, Francisco
Puyol y Masmitja, Juan (Sargento)
Galvez, Joseph de (Consejero del Estado)
Pujol, Isabel (Mujer de Pujol)
Pujol, Francisco
Villa, Francisco
Villa, Maria
Basolo, Joseph
Linarios, Pablo
Linarios, Rosa
Vivet, Sabina
Puig y Trilla, Juan
Martinez, Rafael
Rubira, Francisca
Vives, Miguel
Orra, Celedonio
Veyas, Geronimo
Giral, Magdalena
Puig Vidal, Juan
Puig, Francisca
Marxuach, Juan (Capitan)
Franco, Gabriel (Capellan)
Lozano, Agustin
Cardo, Joseph
Faxas, Francisco
Basedas, Francisco
Navarro
Merino
Mejia
Carrillo
Puche, Juan
Torres, Salvador
Croix, Teodoro de (Comandante General)
Plana, Geronimo
Goycoechea, Agustin de
Llampallaz, Josef Antonio
Yturria, Mariano de (Cura)
Callis, Agustin (Capitan)
Alberni, Pedro (Teniente)
Frechas, Francisco (Mediero)
Mieras, Francisco (Barbero)
Fages, Pedro (Teniente Coronel)
Cardenas
Estrada
Corvalan, Pedro (Gobernador Intendente)
Galindo Navarro, Pedro (Asesor)
Mayorga, Martin de (Virrey)
Places
Sonora
San Blas (Puerto)
Olot (Villa)
Cataluna
Ruidara (Villa)
Havana
Veracruz
Barcelona (Puerto)
Cadiz
Acapulco
Guadalaxara
Fresnillo
Tepeaca
Arizpe
Acapulco
Zimapan (Real)
Nayarit
Pachuca (Minas)
Ethnic Groups
Catalanes
Military Groups
Cataluna, Compania de Voluntarios de
Cataluna, Companias Francas de Voluntarios de
First Location
AZTM, AGN, Vol. 258 ff. 001-034 exp. 1
Original Location
AGN, Mexico City, Provincias Internas Vol. 258 ff. 001-034 exp. 1
Language
Spanish
Notes
Related document ff. 46-48
Reference Number
25800001
Rights
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