Contra Juan Cortes y Nicolas de Vargas por robo

Serial Number
100-00714
Title
Contra Juan Cortes y Nicolas de Vargas por robo
Date
09-18-1655
Documentation
September 18, 1655 orig. Sgnd.
Summary
A very interesting, but seemingly endless, criminal proceeding against an Indian slave accused of diverting pieces of silver to a mulato Esclavo who worked in a smelter. The defense rests on the minor status of the mulato Esclavo and a large number of petitions request release. The fiscal takes a personal interest in the case and orders the two to submit to torture - therefore the confessions should be treated with caution. Both defendents are sentenced to be sold at auction and to be sent to work in a Mortero. (C. Needham) (1975)
Persons
Aguileta, Juan de (Alcalde Mayor)
Cortes, Alonso, Capitan)
Vargas, Nicolas de
Cortes, Juan
Roma, Francisco
Cortes del Reyes, Valerio (Capitan)
Bernardo, Juan de (Fiscal)
Places
San Joseph del Parral
Ethnic Groups
Apaches
Mulatos
First Location
AZU Film 0318 rl. 1655b fr. 0823-0882.
Original Location
AP, Parral, Mf. rl. 1655b fr. 0823-0882 (G-055).
Language
Spanish
Batch Reference Number
227
Rights
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