Introductory letter from Ugarte to Revilla Gigedo explaining complaints and current conditions of area under his command.

Serial Number
041-03832
Title
Introductory letter from Ugarte to Revilla Gigedo explaining complaints and current conditions of area under his command.
Author(s)
Ugarte y Loyola, Jacobo
Date
11-20-1789
Documentation
Chihuahua. November 20, 1789. 24p. Letter. Signed.
Summary
Concerns events leading to present conditions in provincias under virrey's predecessor and explanation of Ugarte's difficulty with Ugalde. Detailed description of relations with several tribes. says displeasure arose from previous virrey's refusal to acknowledge Ugalde's insubordination and the serious setbacks suffered under his command. says Ugalde misguided Florez and violated many important peace pacts with Mescaleros. Provides description of conditions of Ovedsitas and Toacanas, enemies of Apaches. Mentions territories of tribes. says he established peace with Comanches who also assist in Apache destruction. Describes conditions of peace or war with different Apache branches. Mentions some tribes are Christian. Navajos have broken alliance with Gilenos and no longer conduct raids as was condition before comandancia was divided due to lack of knowledge of these relations. says this event offended Indians who returned to agression. says Texas and Coahuila should return under on command and Leon can defend with own troops led by governors. Includes personal history and mention of receipt of title from Galvez. (M. Dannemiller, February 1989)
Persons
Ugarte y Loyola, Jacobo (Comandante General)
Revilla Gigedo, Conde de (Virrey)
Galvez, Conde de
Fueros, Pedro de (Coronel)
Places
Norte (Presidio)
Coahuila
Texas
Luisiana
Nuevo Mexico
Nueva Vizcaya
Sonora
Californias
Nuevo Leon
Santander
Bacoachi
Ethnic Groups
Ovedsitas
Toacanas
Zacayaces
Apaches
Comanches
Lipanes
Mescaleros
Gilenos
Nabajoes
Jutas
Seris
First Location
AZTM, AGN, Vol. 159 ff. 466-478
Original Location
AGN, Mexico City, Provincias Internas Vol. 159 ff. 466-478
Language
Spanish
Reference Number
15900029
Rights
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