Croix defends actions and decisions related to mission administration in Sonora.

Serial Number
041-05739
Title
Croix defends actions and decisions related to mission administration in Sonora.
Author(s)
Croix, Cavallero de (Comandante General)
Posada (Fiscal)
Carrillo
and others
Date
09-00-1770
Date
07-16-1781
Documentation
Sonora. August 25, 1773-July 16, 1781. 46p. Informe, oficio. Signed, original.
Summary
Croix defends approach to administering missions in Sonora, arguing that missions and missionaries receive sufficient funds, are not suffering as purported. Contends missionaries should not expect Indians to cultivate land because climate does not support activity, and Indians accustomed to fishing, gathering yerbas y raizes. states that while missionaries have not received everything requested, certainly have not been ignored in manner conveyed by Prestamero (See ff 63-100). Croix cites cedulas, particularly that of 8-5-73, as precedent for present decisions. Criticizes missionaries' punishing of Indians for not attending rosario, Misa y doctrina, for getting drunk, refusing to work en los Bienes de la comunidad que Se llaman temporalidades, and for leaving village sin expresa licencia de Sus padres ministros. fiscal declares Croix has satisfied Prestamero's complaints perfectamente (Oficio summarizes issue, provides some background, folios 121-123.), that law of 8-5-73 not meant to discriminate against Franciscanos, and missionaries should not enforce abovementioned rules so that Indians no imaginen Pesado el suabe yugo de cristianismo. (L. Kerr, April 1989)
Persons
Croix, Cavallero de (Comandante General)
Posada (Fiscal)
Mayorga, Martin de (Virrey)
Prestamero, Juan (Fray)
Carrillo
Mesia
Campo Marin
Trebuesta
Galindo Navarro, Pedro
Bonilla, Antonio
Valle, Fernando (Fray)
Lopez Murto, Antonio (Comisario)
Fernandez Carrera, Manuel (Teniente)
Cerecedo, Nicolas Antonio de (Fray)
Avabza, Joseph (Fray)
Places
Sonora (Misiones)
Nueva Vizcaya (Misiones)
Nuevo Mexico (Misiones)
Coahuila (Misiones)
Texas (Misiones)
Alamos (Reales)
Santa Cruz de Queretaro (Colegio Apostolico)
Chihuahua
Xalisco
Onapa (Mision)
Santa Maria de Basaraca (Mision)
Arispe (Mision)
Bonamichi (Mision)
Acontci (Mision)
Cuquiarachi (Mision)
Bacadeguachi (Mision)
Arebechi (Mision)
Saguaripa (Mision)
Matapa (Mision)
San Ygnacio (Mision)
Cocospera (Mision)
Tumacaoris (Mision)
Saric, Nuestra Senora de los Dolores del (Mision)
Tubutama (Mision)
Bac, San Francisco Xavier del (Mision)
Ati, San Francisco del (Mision)
Caborca, Purisima Concepcion de (Mision)
Ures, San Miguel de los (Mision)
Pimas, San Joseph de (Mision)
Cucurpe (Mision)
Opodepe, Nuestra Senora de la Asumpcion (Mision)
Tecoripa, San Francisco de (Mision)
Cumuripa (Mision)
San Ygnacio (Mision)
Guazabas (Mision)
Zacatecas (Colegios Apostolicos de Guadalupe)
Zacatecas (Ciudad)
Guaymas (Mision)
San Luis Potosi (Caxas)
Chinapa (Pueblo)
Durango
Pitic (Mision)
Ethnic Groups
Pimas
Yaquis
Seris
Tiburones
Opatas
First Location
AZTM, AGN, Vol. 258 ff. 101-123 exp. 8
Original Location
AGN, Mexico City, Provincias Internas Vol. 258 ff. 101-123 exp. 8
Language
Spanish
Notes
Some margins cut.
Reference Number
25800008
Rights
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