Marques de Altamira al virrey. Informe concerning proposed move of Sacramento presidio from Coahuila to Texas.

Serial Number
210-00046
Title
Marques de Altamira al virrey. Informe concerning proposed move of Sacramento presidio from Coahuila to Texas.
Author(s)
Altamira, Marques de
Date
09-24-1746
Documentation
Mexico. September 24, 1746. Informe. Copy.
Summary
Concerning Franciscan request to have Sacramento presidio moved from present location in Coahuila to Rio San Xavier in Texas, 190 leagues away, marques de Altamira replies that such an action would- 1) disturb present presidial line of defense; 2) leave new but prospering settlements in Valle de Santa Rosa (location of Sacramento presidio) defenseless against Apache attack; 3) would not contribute to defense against Apache since Indians in San Xavier area not Apaches, require round trip journeys of more than 400 leagues. Mentions foundation of new missions in provincia de navajoos. (T. Sheridan) (1977)
Persons
Altamira, Marques de (Auditor General)
Places
Sacramento (Presidio)
Coahuila (Presidio)
Santa Rosa (Sierra)
San Xavier (Rio)
Texas (Provincia)
San Juan Bautista del Rio Grande (Presidio)
San Antonio de Bexar (Presidio)
Bahia del Espiritu Santo (Presidio)
Nuevo Leon (Reino)
Ethnic Groups
Apaches
Franceses
Navajos
First Location
TXU, Tex. Hist. Ctr. Arch. S. Fran. El grande 2q248 835 v. 019 pp. 072-075
Original Location
BNM, Mexico, Arch. S. Fran. El Grande
Language
Spanish
Batch Reference Number
4669
Rights
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