Letters from Castro to Revilla Gigedo concerning military conditions and general developments in Nuevo Santander.
Castro, Ramon de
Santa Rosa and Santo Domingo. April 29, 1791-November 5, 1792. 86p. Letters. Signed and copies.
Concerns increasing sales tax by 2 and maintaining privilege of exemption of reventa. Virrey grants pardon for several imprisoned smugglers. Serna and Echeagaray reprimanded and released from prison by Castro. says needs housing for soldiers since shacks are subject to fire. Also, primera compania needs additional storage. Includes letter from guerra relating troop movement. says Camoteros are friendly but can't be convinced to aggregate to nearby mission. Suggests construction of new mission. Lack of soldiers prevents campaigns against Apaches. Suggests building bastion at presidio for more protection. Castro mentions formal recognition of Texas' Mineral wealth. Concerns annual report of recent measures taken to increase population, agriculture and roads. Concerns proper treatment and relations with Lipanes. Castro delegates request by virrey for audit of guerra and Serna's expenses to San Maxent. Includes San Maxent's evaluation and documentation of expenses. Acknowledges orders for building school in Granada, relieving governors of responsibility of paying Media anata and prohibiting minting of coins. (M. Dannemiller, October 1988)
Sierra Gorda, Conde de la
Castro, Ramon de
Serna, Joseph Antonio de la
Nava, Pedro de
Bustamente, Ramon de
Perez, Jose Francisco
Ugarte y Loyola, Jacobo
Revilla Gigedo, Conde de (Virrey)
Echeagaray, Juan Domingo de
Barberena, Jose Maria
Najamar, Marques de
San Maxent, Maximiliano de
Presas del Rey, destacamento de
AZTM, AGN, Vol. 055 ff. 300-343 exp. 15
AGN, Mexico City, Provincias Internas Vol. 055 ff. 300-343 exp. 1
Folio 315 repeated. Incident concerning Echeagaray also in folios 250-294
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