Letter to Verger concerning conditions of Nuestra Senora del Pilar mission.

Serial Number
041-03698
Title
Letter to Verger concerning conditions of Nuestra Senora del Pilar mission.
Author(s)
Palou, Francisco (Padre Presidente)
Date
10-02-1771
Documentation
October 2, 1771. 24p. Letter. Copy.
Summary
Concerns relocation of Indians who do not adapt. Many Indians keep returning to hills. Galvez wanted to make an example of one Indian. He was convinced by priest to have a sermon on the advantages of missions and threat of punishment. Relates theft of all food and provisions for priest's journey. Results in second priest being sent to assist Ramos. Half Indian population Dies due to disease and others continue to revolt. Concerns Indian request to remove Ramos due to harsh punishments. Later two Indians discovered to have threatened group to request this. Iniciators punished and others pardoned. Issue continues and struggle ensues between Ramos and Matias who grants Indians' wishes. Relates problems of Todos Santos mission to conflicts in San Diego. Describes power struggle between mission and military leaders in all areas. Request for Verger to provide solutions by delegating specific powers to missions. (M. Dannemiller, March 1988)
Persons
Verger, Rafael
Palou, Francisco
Ramos de Lora, Juan (Padre)
Galvez, Jose Benito de (Fray)
Harmona, Matias de (Governor)
Moreno, Bernardo (Comisario)
Rioboa, Juan (Fray)
Castro
Fages, Pedro
Gomez
Places
San Lucas, Cavo de
Gonzaga, San Luis (Mision)
Pasion (Mision)
San Xavier (Mision)
Todos Santos (Mision)
Guicura
Santa Anna
Loreto
Santiago
San Josef
San Diego
Monterrey
First Location
AZTM, AGN, Vol. 152 ff. 405-417
Original Location
AGN, Mexico City, Provincias Internas Vol. 152 ff. 405-417
Language
Spanish
Reference Number
15200016
Rights
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