Capitan Joaquin de Orobio y Bastherra al virrey, informe concerning Bahia presidio and soldiers to be stationed among San Xavier missions.
Orobio y Bastherra, Joaquin de (Capitan)
Bahia presidio. November 21, 1747. Informe. Copy.
Responding to virrey's order (7/27/1747) to send 9 soldiers from San Antonio presidio, 13 soldiers from Bahia presidio to establish themselves along Rio San Xavier and protect new missions there, Capitan Orobio Bastherra points out poor state of Bahia presidial force. Notes that due to many duties, as well as needs of own families, few soldiers present at Bahia presidio itself. Proposes instead that 10 soldiers from Adaes presidio be stationed among new missions. Mentions many Apache raids on Bahia horseherd, livestock. (T. Sheridan) (1977)
Orobio y Bastherra, Joaquin (Capitan de Bahia Presidio)
San Antonio de Bexar (Presidio)
San Xavier (Rio)
San Fernando (Villa)
Bahia del Espiritu Santo (Presidio)
TXU, Tex. Hist. Ctr. Arch. S. Fran. El grande 2q248 835 v. 019 pp. 084-086
BNM, Mexico, Arch. S. Fran. El Grande
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