Autos concerning conditions and establishment of Santa Barbara by Escandon.
Santa Barbara. Burgos. November 4, 1750-January 23, 1751. 28p. Autos. Copies.
Documents concern information resulting in formal establishment of Santa Barbara. Escandon and others conduct review of residents, Indians, mission, climate, crops and general advantages of area. Includes complete list of all residents and members of Escuadra including names, ages, marital status and property owned. Also, 10 families live around mission with same privileges as those in Villa. Mentions Indian groups in area. Reviewers say Santa Barbara one of most important establishments in Colonia as stop-over place and has most fertile lands and most abundant timber. Provides distances to other Villas. Discussion of moving mission to Alberca which Escandon later approves. Escandon gives instructions for construction of homes and a road to Llera. says gambling and liquor to be outlawed. Contains record of admission of one family to Villa. Provides instructions for administration of both Villa and mission. Contains map, city plan of town including surrounding rivers. (M. Dannemiller, April 1989)
Escandon, Joseph de (Coronel)
Ciprian, Ignacio Antonio (Fray)
Martinez, Francisco Lazaro
Barberena, Juan Francisco de
Moctezuma, Juan Elias (Teniente)
Gonzales, Juan Sebastian
Soto, Thomas de
Guevara, Joseph de
Brito, Andres Joseph
Haro, Juan de
Cayetano, Juan Manuel (Indio Capitan de Janambres)
Castillo. Juan Antonio del
Garzia de Leon, Joseph Thoribio
Elata, Francisco de la
AZTM, AGN, Vol. 180 ff. 134-148
AGN, Mexico City, Provincias Internas Vol. 180 ff. 134-148
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