Fr. Francis Xavier de Faria to viceroy of New Spain. Jesuit apologetica, Sonora and Sinaloa .

Serial Number
160-00001
Title
Fr. Francis Xavier de Faria to viceroy of New Spain. Jesuit apologetica, Sonora and Sinaloa .
Author(s)
Faria, Francis Xavier de (S.J.)
Date
11-00-1657
Documentation
November 1657. Copy.
Summary
Jesuit defense against charges by presidial captains that they accumulated great Sotres grain/livestock, engaged in lucrative trade, built palaces, lived in luxury. Jesuit attack on presidial captains for abusing Indian labor, cheating own soldiers, failing to perform military duties, showing disrespect for missionaries/religion. High praise for captains Hurdaide, Borgansa Quesada. Condemnation present captain. Account civil/religious conflict Sinaloa-Sonora. Brief description agriculture, barter/exchange rates, Jesuit livestock industry, Jesuit commerce with Parral, wild food gathering (acorns, chestnuts, Quelites), Mescal making, mission architecture, settlement patterns, Indian depopulation at hands of Spaniards, Indian migration to mines/ranches outside province. Defense corporal punishment Indians. Religious/economic reasons for reduction program. Description Jesuit generosity to Indians/Spaniards during famines. Reasons why Indians should support missionaries without monetary payment. Description sad state presidial forces-untrained, cheated by captains. Abuses Sinaloa judicial system. (T. Sheridan) (1976)
Persons
Faria, Francis Xavier de (Padre)
Hurdaide, Diego de (Capitan)
Borgansa, Diego de (Capitan)
Quesada, Gaspar de (Capitan)
Places
San Felipe y Santiago
Montesclaros
Rahum
Potam
Sinaloa (Rio)
Parral
First Location
CU-BANC. C-B 840 (Bolton Col.) no. 0269 pp. Transl.
Original Location
BH, Munich.
Language
Spanish
Batch Reference Number
2431
Rights
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