Teniente Diego Ramon al virrey Marques de Casafuerte. Letter concerning sad state of Espiritu Santo presidio.

Serial Number
210-00035
Title
Teniente Diego Ramon al virrey Marques de Casafuerte. Letter concerning sad state of Espiritu Santo presidio.
Author(s)
Ramon, Diego (Teniente)
Date
03-24-1724
Documentation
Espiritu santo presidio. March 24, 1724. Letter. Copy.
Summary
Ramon notes murder of Correo Gonzalez, murder of 2 of 4 soldiers guarding Espiritu Santo presidial horseherd by hostile Indians. Informs virrey he requested help from capitan Flores of San Antonio presidio, but gobernador (at Adaes presidio) refused. Ramon fears Spaniards at Espiritu Santo will be destroyed like French were. Notes lack of basic foodstuffs, arms, horses. Pleads for help from virrey, also soldiers to replace Plazas of those killed by Indians since there are no vecinos in area to be drafted. (T. Sheridan) (1977)
Persons
Gonzalez, Antonio (Correo)
Flores, Nicolas (Capitan de San Antonio Presidio)
Gonzalez, Joseph (OFM)
Ramon, Diego (Teniente de Espiritu Santo Presidio)
Places
Rio Grande del Norte (Presidio)
San Joseph (Mision)
San Antonio de Valero (Presidio)
Adaes (Presidio)
Nuestra Senora de Loreto y Bahia del Espiritu Santo (Presidio)
Ethnic Groups
Franceses
Apaches
Cerancaguases
Coxanes
Guapites
First Location
TXU, Tex. Hist. Ctr. Arch. S. Fran. El grande 2q248 835 v. 010 pp. 109-110
Original Location
BNM, Mexico, Arch. S. Fran. El Grande
Language
Spanish
Batch Reference Number
4658
Rights
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