Capitan Nicolas Flores y Valdes al Marques de San Miguel de Aguayo. Letter concerning Apache raid on San Antonio horseherd.
Flores y Valdes, Nicolas (Capitan)
San Antonio. October 21, 1723. Letter. Copy.
In letter of 10/21/1723, capitan Flores describes Apache raid on San Antonio horseherd and his successful pursuit of raiders onto the plains, in which 34 Indians killed, many horses recovered. Notes goods possessed by Apaches. Asks Apache prisoner why the Indians attacked his horseherd and Apache replies that they trade (tienen Cambalaches) horses with Spaniards to north. Prisoner also states that raiding party composed of 5 capitanes with 12 men each. Concerning foodstuffs carried by Apaches, prisoner says that they raise maize themselves, get beans from Spaniards. Flores decides to sue for peace, so he sends prisoner (woman) back to her people with promise that 19 Apache prisoners at San Antonio will be freed if peace prevails. (T. Sheridan) (1977)
Flores y Valdes, Nicolas (Capitan de San Antonio Presidio)
San Miguel de Aguayo, Marques de
San Antonio (Presidio)
TXU, Tex. Hist. Ctr. Arch. S. Fran. El grande 2q248 835 v. 010 pp. 164-167
BNM, Mexico, Arch. S. Fran. El Grande
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