Gobernador Fernando Perez de Almazan al virrey. Letter concerning murder of Antonio Gonzalez (correo)

Serial Number
210-00036
Title
Gobernador Fernando Perez de Almazan al virrey. Letter concerning murder of Antonio Gonzalez (correo)
Author(s)
Perez de Almazan, Fernando (Gobernador)
Date
03-24-1724
Documentation
San Antonio de Valero. March 24, 1724. Letter. Copy.
Summary
Soldier from Rio Grande del Norte presidio tells of murder of Antonio Gonzalez (Correo) by Indians 14 leagues from San Antonio, detachment led by capitan Flores fails to catch up with Indians, but military officials skeptical murder perpetrated by Apaches, despite Apache-type arrows. Apaches use saddles while murderers of Correo, according to soldier, rode bareback (montado en pelo). Furthermore, soldier frightened them away merely by showing his arcabus, such timidity also uncharacteristic of Apaches. (T. Sheridan) (1977)
Persons
Flores, Nicolas (Capitan)
Ramon, Domingo (Capitan) (Deceased Capitan of Espiritu Santo Presidio)
Ramon, Diego (Son of Domingo Ramon)
Perez de Almazan, Fernando (Gobernador de Texas)
Places
Espiritu Santo (Bahia)
San Juan Bautista del Rio Grande del Norte (Presidio)
Espiritu Santo (Presidio)
San Antonio de Valero (Presidio)
Ethnic Groups
Apaches
First Location
TXU, Tex. Hist. Ctr. Arch. S. Fran. El grande 2q248 835 v. 010 pp. 107-109
Original Location
BNM, Mexico, Arch. S. Fran. El Grande
Language
Spanish
Batch Reference Number
4661
Rights
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