Fray Miguel Sevillano de Paredes al comisario general. Representaciones sobre algunas providencias tomadas por don Pedro de Rivera en la vista de los presidios de Texas.

Serial Number
210-00042
Title
Fray Miguel Sevillano de Paredes al comisario general. Representaciones sobre algunas providencias tomadas por don Pedro de Rivera en la vista de los presidios de Texas.
Author(s)
Sevillano de Paredes, Miguel (Fray)
Date
09-07-1729
Documentation
Colegio de Santa Cruz de Queretaro. September 7, 1729. Letter. Auto. Photostat.
Summary
Rivera recommends closing of Texas presidio, and virrey marques de Casafuerte heeds his advice (4/26/1729). Franciscans (8/20-1729) eloquently defend need for presidio, however, arguing that San Francisco, Concepcion and San Joseph missions would be lost without it. Missionaries state Rivera made inspection of Texas presidios during driest season in 13 years and so was misled about ease of travel. They ask that it be reestablished with 50 men instead of 25. Gobernador Mediavilla y Ascona (8/31/1729) supports missionaries, noting that Rivera's recommendations had reduced Texas military by 75 plazas- 40 from Aldaes presidio, 25 from Texas presidio, 10 from San Antonio presidio. Gobernador argues that distances too great, Indians too well armed with French guns, powder for presidios of San Antonio and Bahia de Espiritu Santo to be sufficient. Paredes gathers all above documents together, summarizes Franciscan position and sends representacion to comisario general. (T. Sheridan) (1977)
Persons
Becerra, Francisco (Capitan de Texas Presidio)
Rivera, Pedro de (Brigadier)
Acuna, Juan de (Virrey, Marques de Casafuerte)
Vegara, Gabriel de (Fray) (OFM)
Rodriguez de Jesus Maria, Joseph Andres (Fray) (OFM)
Garcia de Suarez, Juan Bautista (Fray) (OFM)
Terreros, Alonso Geraldo de (Fray)
Ortuno, Manuel de (Fray)
San Antonio y Estrada, Joseph de (Fray) (OFM)
Mediavilla y Ascona, Melchor de (Gobernador de Texas)
Sevillano de Paredes, Miguel (Fray) (OFM)
Places
Santa Maria de los Dolores de Texas (Presidio)
Texas (Provincia)
Aldaes (Presidio)
Bahia del Espiritu Santo (Presidio)
San Antonio (Presidio)
Saltillo (Presidio)
San Francisco de Necha (Mision)
Concepcion de los Aynais (Mision)
San Joseph de Nassones (Mision)
San Marcos (Rio)
Santa Cruz de Queretaro (Colegio)
Ethnic Groups
Texas
Franceses
First Location
TXU, Tex. Hist. Ctr. Arch. S. Fran. El grande 2q248 835 v. 003 pp. 001-009
Original Location
BNM, Mexico, Arch. S. Fran. El Grande Leg. 0094 no. 23 ff. 001-009
Language
Spanish
Batch Reference Number
4631
Rights
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