Autos concerning establishment and conditions of Sotolamarina.
Escandon, Joseph de
Santander. July 21, 1750-August 28, 1750. 22p. Autos. Copies.
Contains autos and reports by Escandon and others discussing possible difficulties of establishing Sotolamarina. says original purpose was to establish new Paraje for growing population and to pacify Indians. Were given two Religiosos and 10,000 pesos but after one year in a location without having planted any crops, lack of food, water, cattle and horses has resulted in several deaths. Describes several reasons why they were unable to sustain themselves. Documents discuss whether they should continue to bedova or establish in closer location along River. Gives geographic location of several possible Villas along Nueces. Ciprian says they should avoid impending problems at Bedoya and locate elsewhere since difficulty and cost of north River unreasonable. Escandon stops group in Santander where they report conditions. Decided that 50 families and Escuadra will establish Sotolamarina. Description of area including climate, pastures, fertile lands and abundancy of salt and fish. Escandon allocates money for construction of homes and other town buildings and says will provide sufficient corn seed. Includes town plan, rivers in area and exact coordinates of Sotolamarina. (M. Dannemiller, March 1989)
Escandon, Joseph de
Gonzales de Paredes, Pedro (Capitan)
Ciprian, Ignacio Antonio (Fray)
Garza y Falcon, Blas Maria de la (Capitan)
Moctezuma, Juan Elias
Moctezuma, Juan Crisostomo
Plaza, Pedro Joseph de (Teniente)
Sasarrequi, Manuel (Fray)
Sanches de Samora, Francisco (Capitan)
Barreras, Roque (Capitan)
Zosa y Brabo, Joseph de
Buenabentura de Rivera (Fray)
Reinosa, Guadalupe de
AZTM, AGN, Vol. 180 ff. 073-084
AGN, Mexico City, Provincias Internas Vol. 180 ff. 073-084
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