Virrey Marques de Casafuerte. Letter concerning Texas- Louisiana frontier affairs.

Serial Number
290-00003
Title
Virrey Marques de Casafuerte. Letter concerning Texas- Louisiana frontier affairs.
Author(s)
Casafuerte, Marques de (Virrey)
Date
12-17-1733
Documentation
Mexico. December 17, 1733. Letter. Auto. Transcription.
Summary
Virrey's auto includes text of Bustillo y Zevallo's letter to him from Adaes presidio (11/26/1731). In response to viceregal order to move adae presidio because of Rivera's recommendations, Bustillo y Zevallos states that place Rivera picked is a swamp, and that no other location is suitable. In response to viceregal order prohibiting trade with French, Bustillo y Zevallos complies but warns that Adaes needs to trade for foodstuffs with French fort at Nachites to survive. Bustillo y Zevallos also notes that Apaches stole 70 Head of livestock, killed 2 soldiers at San Antonio presidio. States he sent 16 soldiers from Adaes, with Indian auxiliaries, to help French defend Nachites against attack by Nache Indians. Virrey marques de Casafuertes approves gobernador's actions, allows Adaes presidio to trade with Nachites for necessary foodstuffs only, orders Bustillo y Zevallos to replace 2 casualties at San Antonio presidio. (T. Sheridan) (1977)
Persons
Casafuerte, Marques de (Virrey) (Juan de Acuna)
Bustillo y Zevallos, Juan Antonio (Gobernador de Texas)
Rivera, Pedro de (Brigadier)
San Denis, Luis de (French Comandante of Nachites)
Places
Nachitos (French Fuerte)
Nuestra Senora del Pilar de los Adaes (Presidio)
Texas (Provincia)
Sabinas (Rio)
Nachitos (Pueblo)
San Antonio (Presidio)
Ethnic Groups
Apaches
Naches
Franceses
First Location
TXU, Tex. Hist. Ctr. Nacogdoches arch. 2q292 839 v. 001 pp. 004-012
Original Location
TXA, Nacodoches, Texas. TXA. Nacogdoches Arch.
Language
Spanish
Batch Reference Number
4677
Rights
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