Letters from Serna to virrey and Castro concerning conditions and activities of primera compania.

Serial Number
041-01385
Title
Letters from Serna to virrey and Castro concerning conditions and activities of primera compania.
Author(s)
Serna, Jose Antonio de la
Date
04-01-1791
Date
06-25-1791
Documentation
Santillana. April 1, 1791-June 25, 1791. 32p. Letters. Signed.
Summary
Serna responds to virrey's order commenting on several points regarding Indian campaigns and relations, promising completion of each. says Indians use mostly bow and arrow. Description of their construction and use. Concerns Indians' method of attack. says need more money for hatchets and other tools for opening paths. Company also in need of priest and surgeon to maintain soldiers' minds and bodies. Serna informs Castro of capture of desertors. Serna requests permission to search for doctor to cure continuing illness. Guerra appointed captain of company. Includes letter regarding desertors and requesting instructions for action against them. Also contains letter from priest saying Serna has not presented himself for confession and seems unable to. (M. Dannemiller, October 1988)
Persons
Serna, Jose Antonio de la
Castro, Ramon de
Revilla Gigedo, Conde de (Virrey)
Carmona, Juan (Capitan)
Balencia, Jose Antonio
Garza, Polinario de la
Davila, Jose Norberto
Guerra, Mariano
Sierra Gorde, Conde de la
Fernandez, Norberto (Fray)
Servin de la Mora, Lazaro Jose Vicente
Places
Pachuca, Francisco (Colegio)
Angeles, Guadalupe de los (Mision)
Palmas, San Jose de los
Xalapa
Pueblo
Ethnic Groups
Zaraguayes
Mestizas
Camoteros
Truenos
Picachenos
Caramiguayos
Mariguanes
Sumariguanes
Military Groups
Santander, Primera Compania Volante de
Santander, Segunda Compania de
Alamo de Parras, Compania de
Presidio del Rio Grande, Compania del
First Location
AZTM, AGN, Vol. 055 ff. 384-400 exp. 21,22
Original Location
AGN, Mexico City, Provincias Internas Vol. 055 ff. 384-400 exp.
Language
Spanish
Reference Number
5500020
Rights
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