Letter to Verger concerning conditions of Nuestra Senora del Pilar mission.
Palou, Francisco (Padre Presidente)
October 2, 1771. 24p. Letter. Copy.
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)
Ramos de Lora, Juan (Padre)
Galvez, Jose Benito de (Fray)
Harmona, Matias de (Governor)
Moreno, Bernardo (Comisario)
Rioboa, Juan (Fray)
San Lucas, Cavo de
Gonzaga, San Luis (Mision)
San Xavier (Mision)
Todos Santos (Mision)
AZTM, AGN, Vol. 152 ff. 405-417
AGN, Mexico City, Provincias Internas Vol. 152 ff. 405-417
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