Gobernador Pedro del Barrio Junco y Espriella al virrey. 2 letters concerning state of San Xavier missions.

Serial Number
210-00054
Title
Gobernador Pedro del Barrio Junco y Espriella al virrey. 2 letters concerning state of San Xavier missions.
Author(s)
Barrio Junco y Espriella, Pedro del (Gobernador)
Date
07-20-1749
Date
08-10-1749
Documentation
Adaes; San Fernando de Bexar. July 20-August 10, 1749. Letter. Photostat of copies.
Summary
2 unfavorable letters concerning new missions of San Xavier. First (7/20/1749) notes murder of 2 soldiers, theft of horseherd at hands of Apaches. States that River either floods everyone out or dries up. Claims that despite holy zeal of missionaries, Indians didn't want to work or sow fields, but instead pursue trade between French and Spanish, moving on to Adaes, finds many buildings in ruins, not repaired because of lack of people. In second letter (8/10/1749), points out lack of land, water, Indians in San Xavier area. (T. Sheridan) (1977)
Persons
Barrio Junco y Espriella, Pedro del (Gobernador de Texas)
Places
Espiritu Santo (Presidio, Bahia)
Adaes (Presidio, Capital de Texas)
San Xavier (Misiones)
San Antonio (Presidio)
San Fernando de Bexar (Villa)
Texas (Provincia)
Ethnic Groups
Apaches
Texas
Franceses
First Location
TXU, Tex. Hist. Ctr. Arch. S. Fran. El grande 2q248 835 v. 004 pp. 095-100
Original Location
BNM, Mexico, Arch. S. Fran. El Grande
Language
Spanish
Batch Reference Number
4634
Rights
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