Letters from Aguero concerning administrative changes done on his arrival to Nueva Viscaya.

Serial Number
041-02398
Title
Letters from Aguero concerning administrative changes done on his arrival to Nueva Viscaya.
Author(s)
Aguero, Joseph Carlos (Gobernador)
Date
06-13-1761
Date
11-16-1761
Documentation
June 13, 1761-November 16,1761 48p. Letters. Copies. Signed. Unsigned.
Summary
Letters from Aguero to virrey concerning problems of previous administrations, Aguero complains about lack of order in management of money in the presidios and in the government, he suggests to the virrey to sign his letters or at least to write virrey on them so he can be sure of their authenticity and follow orders given on them. He also suggests some changes in management of water to the area since the River is polluted. Aguero also describes terrible situation of Durango, full of criminals and with no decent jail; the horrors suffered by Chihuahua always attacked by Indians and without enough troops to protect it; and there is no official house for the governor and oficials in Durango, a problem that can be easily solved by taking money from the church and not bribing the workers (untar la Mano). The governor complains to the virrey for not getting his pay in Durango and says that he is more honest than most government oficials. In another letter Aguero proposes some changes in mail procedures and strongly suggests to the virrey to give an order about these changes, in the meantime he has already encarcerated some oficials for not proceeding according orders. A letter from Canel y Castrillon offering his services as capitan for a new regiment in Durango, and a strong recommendation from Aguero to Cruillas. (T. Kahana, November 1988)
Persons
Aguero, Joseph Carlos (Gobernador)
Mendez Prieto, Antonio
Bueno, Joseph (Teniente)
Campo Larrea, Joseph
Cruillas, Marques Ramirez de (Virrey)
Mendoza, Matheo (Coronel)
Goyeneche, Joseph Ignacio (Secretario)
Canel y Castrillon, Pedro (Son)
Canel y Castrillon Pedro (Father)
Garcia de los Lagos Ynfanson y Cierra, Rosa
Places
Chihuahua (Villa)
Zacatecas
Parral
Durango
Asturias
First Location
AZTM, AGN, Vol. 094 ff. 298-322
Original Location
AGN, Mexico City, Provincias Internas Vol. 094 ff. 298-322
Language
Spanish
Notes
Some letters photographed twice, letters out of order.
Reference Number
9400020
Rights
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