Carlos II al obispo Juan de Santiago de Leon Garavito. Letter concerning missionization of Texas Indians.

Serial Number
300-00014
Title
Carlos II al obispo Juan de Santiago de Leon Garavito. Letter concerning missionization of Texas Indians.
Author(s)
Carlos II
Date
09-20-1690
Documentation
Madrid. September 20, 1690. Letter. Original. Signed.
Summary
King notes Leon's expedition to Bahia de Espiritu Santo in search of French, and his reports of numerous gentile Indians in area, especially Texas Indians, who could easily be converted. Texas Indians described as algo politicos y de usso Mas racional y tratable que los demas. instructs bishop to establish 5 or 6 missions in area to convert Indians, secure area against French. States that 6 missionaries accompanied Leon on his second entrada. King not too impressed with Franciscan missionary efforts in Coaguila. (T. Sheridan) (1977)
Persons
Carlos II (Rey)
Santiago de Leon Garavito, Juan de (Obispo de Guadalajara)
Leon, Alonso de (Gobernador y Capitan General de Coahuila)
Galbe (Conde de) (Virrey)
Places
Guadalajara (Ciudad)
Espiritu Santo (Bahia)
Coaguila (Provincia)
Ethnic Groups
Texas
First Location
TXU, Lat. Amer. Col. Wbs no. 2031 pp. 001-003
Original Location
TXU, Austin, Lac, Wbs no. 2031 pp. 001-003
Language
Spanish
Batch Reference Number
4621
Rights
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