Marques de Aguayo, and others. Copies of documents concerning proposed expedition to Gran Quivira.
Aguayo, Marques de
San Francisco de los Pasos. Jan., 1715-1716. Letter. Auto. Copy. Photostat.
Gobernador marques de Aguayo (1/12/1715) recommends that Joseph Urrutia who lived with Texas Indians for 7 years, led them in war and still retains their confidence after 20 years among Spaniards, be commissioned to explor Gran Quivira for 3-4 months in preparation for later conquest, colonization. Fiscal Espinosa (5/24/1715) advises virrey to deny request for exploration of Gran Quivira. Junta de guerra in Mexico City (7/3/1715) order Aguayo and Urrutia to supply more information about proposed expedition (typical bureaucrats). Aguayo (11/9/1719) replies that according to Indian from interior Urrutia interrogated, Gran Quivira about 1 months journey from Texas Indians, very rich, possessing big lake and populated by Tecla, padoca Indians. If Gran Quivira is to be conquered, Aguayo believes 40,000- 50,000 Texas Indians and confederates would assist Spaniards. Offers to send 10-12 armed men along with Urrutia. Fiscal Espinosa (1/11/1716) asks for informe from Urrutia concerning proposed expedition. (T. Sheridan) (1977)
Urrutia, Joseph (Spaniard Who Lived With Texas Indians)
San Miguel de Aguayo, Marques de (Gobernador de Texas)
Linares, Duque de (Virrey)
San Francisco de los Pasos
TXU, Tex. Hist. Ctr. Arch. S. Fran. El grande 2q248 835 v. 008 pp. 021-026
BNM, Mexico, Arch. S. Fran. El Grande
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