Letter to Barri regarding conditions of missions in California

Serial Number
041-03705
Title
Letter to Barri regarding conditions of missions in California
Author(s)
Palou, Francisco
Date
12-26-1771
Documentation
Loreto. December 26, 1771. 22p. Letter. Copy.
Summary
Concerns current issues in missions. List of mission populations. Palou suggests need for severe punishment due to Indians' insolence. Cites examples of theft and attacks. says soldiers refuse to punish Indians because they are later blamed for Indian desertion. Ramos has followed instructions of visitador general to make progress in material aspects of mission by placing mayordomos in charge of Indians, proof of which appears in October inventory. says progress threatened by theft and destruction by Indians. Requests Barri not to impose order ridding missions of mayordomos claiming a loss in production would occur. Contains count of mules and horses. Guicuras dying of syphilis. Suggests forming Spanish population in Todos Santos. Suggestions for resolving problems including transfering priests and ways to calm and establish Indians. (M. Dannemiller, March 1988)
Persons
Palou, Francisco
Barri, Felipe (Governador)
Ramos de Lora, Juan (Padre)
Baeza, Juan de
Riobao, Juan Antonio
Serra, Marcelino (Fray)
Places
Pilar, Nuestra Senora del (Mision)
California
San Josef (Mision)
Santa Anna
Sonora
Sinaloa
Pasion (Mision)
San Luis
Monterrey
Santiago
Cavo, San Josef del (Mision)
San Xavier
Loreto
Ethnic Groups
Guaicuras
Military Groups
Soldados de Escolta
First Location
AZTM, AGN, Vol. 152 ff. 439-450
Original Location
AGN, Mexico City, Provincias Internas Vol. 152 ff. 439-450
Language
Spanish
Reference Number
15200023
Rights
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