Autos concerning conditions and establishment of Horcasitas by Escandon.
Escandon, Joseph de
Horcasitas. November 12, 1750. 22p. Autos. Copies.
Documents contain information resulting in formal establishment of Horcasitas. Reports on conditions of people, mission, Indians. Ciprian says Indians should be moved to Tamaulipa and provided with clothes, tobacco and machetes so can open road to Sotolamarina. Reports on present advantages, Fabricas and crops. Considering new location for mission. Escandon goes on expedition with soldiers and friendly Indians to explore area. Indians gave warm welcome. Description of Indians. Feast of beans, squash, yams, corn, platano. Abundant minerals. Good land and water. Contains list of families and Escuadra and property. Discusses conditions and obligations of residency. Abundant saltpetre adn good pastures. Campaigns against Tanambres. Description of homes and town. Distances from other Villas. Escandon gives instructions to increase residents. Includes city plan. (M. Dannemiller, April 1989)
Escandon, Joseph de (Coronel)
Ciprian, Igancio Antonio (Fray)
Saens, Juaquin (Fray)
Barberena, Juan Francisco
Oyarvide, Joseph Antonio
Moctezuma, Juan Elias
Horcasitas, Juan Baptista de
Aguilar, Antonio Alberto
San Juan (Rio)
Queretaro, Regimento del
AZTM, AGN, Vol. 180 ff. 188-199
AGN, Mexico City, Provincias Internas Vol. 180 ff. 188-199
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