Letters from Trudeau to Varela concerning highway robbery along border with U.S., and possible attack against Texas by U.S. expeditionary force.
Natchitoches. October 31, 1815 - February 29, 1816. 6p. Letters. Copies.
Trudeau passes on latest local and international news to Varela. Relates that travel in eastern Texas unsafe due to highway robbers who seek refuge on U.s. Side of Sabinas. Discusses rumors that expeditionary force under Perry to attack presidios at Bahia and San Antonio. Relates news of French defeat of Allied forces seeking to install Louis XVIII during battle at Loire River. Comments on rumors that Spain has ceded Florida and Louisiana to English. Finally relates that attempts by Perry to move heavy canons across Sabinas were unsuccessful and resulted in many drownings. (A. Tukey, September 1988)
Fuentes Pedro de las
Soto, Juan Ygnacio
Varela, Mariano (Gobernador)
Arredondo, Joaquin de (Comandante General)
Campo, Pedro Simon del
Morphy, Diego (Vice-Consul)
Piernas, Jose Augusto
AZTM, AGN, Vol. 239 ff. 263-266 exp. 2
AGN, Mexico City, Provincias Internas Vol. 239 ff. 263-266 exp. 2
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