Correspondence between Corbalan and Croix re: vandos, silver production, food supplies and flooding, and expedition expenses.
Pitic, Horcasitas, Alamos, Mexico. August 23, 1770 - January 15, 1771. 60p. (Approx) letters, drafts. Originals, signed.
According to vandos, use of Mescal prohibited, and Corbalan will pass orders relating alcohol use to judges. Corbalan thanks Croix for position as governor; Belena's request of approval of chapter of instruction for directing Alamos treasury regarding return of silver and gold approved by Corvalan. Accounting of gold and silver consigned to Echeveste for processing. Report heavy rains ruining crops and mill in Horcasitas, and loss of wheat destined for troops. Request for funds for Sonora expedition and for the Alamos treasury; viceroy informs Corbalan of 4% Alcabala charge; receipt of vandos and description of their contents, including banishment of Jesuits. Echeverte provided with 67o357 pesos and supplies for the expedition, and request for more funds. Accounting of amounts of iron at Alamos factoria and its value. Corbalan informs Croix that he is sending documents on military Inspections of troops to be sent to the expedition, as well as documents on military expenses. Viceroy to Corbalan regarding prohibition of Indian use of alcohol, Indian excesses (robbery, insults) and need for punishment. Delivery of silver late, and discussion of availability of quicksilver. Lack of food supplies in Rosario, and insufficient amounts to supply boats or send to California; Valenzuela appointed capitan and Justica mayor in Mazatan. (L. L. Woodward, July 1989)
Croix, Marques de
Belena, Eusevio de
Echeverte, Juan Joseph
Aguirre, Juan Antonio
Belena, Eusebio Ventura
Trigo, Josef de (Factor)
Duen, Luis (Administrador)
Piniella, Joseph de la
Copala, Joseph de
Trillo, Francisco de
Gaxiola, Diego Maria (Justicia Interino)
Horcasitas, San Miguel de
Huerta, San Antonio de la
Opossura, San Miguel
AZTM, AGN, Vol. 226 ff. 449-479 (Approx)
AGN, Mexico City, Provincias Internas Vol. 226 ff. 449-479 (Appro
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Indians (Depredations), Military Appointments, Crimes (Theft), Fiscal Affairs, Food Supplies, Indians (Crimes), Mercury (Quicksilver), Jesuits (Expulsion), Metal Working Industries, Beverages (Alcoholic)(Regulation), Gold, Silver, Ships, Disasters (Floods), Drinking, Military Inspections, Mescal, Iron, Taxes (Alcabala)