Autos concerning conditions and establishment of Santa Maria by Escandon.
San marcos. October 2, 1750-January 20, 1751. 20p. Autos. Copies.
Documents contain information resulting formal establishment of Santa Maria. Provides good geographical description of area and distances to other Villas. Escandon went to recognize families joined by olarazan. Escandon and others conduct review of well and other conditions. Contains complete list of families and members of Escuadra including names, ages and property owned. Description of relations with Indians. says San Marcos has most abundant water. Contains description of possible drilling depths and composition of each level. Review of timber, minerals and land says all plentiful. Cold climate. Commerce with Llera possible for supplies and minerals. Need mission for Indians congregated in area. Escandon officially establishes sta. Maria close to San Marcos. Provides instructions for construction of homes, provision of more cattle and seed, and for administration of property and mines. Contains city plan. Last document contains list of Villas established in Nuevo Santander including captains, missions, Indians, families, soldiers and Patron saints. (M. Dannemiller, April 1989)
Escandon, Joseph de (Coronel)
Olazaran, Joseph (Capitan)
Moctezuma, Juan Elias
Perez de Leon, Joseph
Telles Giron (Capitan)
Ciprian, Ignacio Antonio (Fray)
Moctezuma, Juan Crisostomo
Dias Guerrero, Juan Diego
Diego (Indio Capitan Pizones)
Guevara, Joseph de
Arzila, Joseph de
San Pedro (Paraje)
Aguayo, Santa Maria de (Villa)
Zacatecas, Guadalupe de (Colegio)
Villa de Maiz, Compania de
AZTM, AGN, Vol. 180 ff. 149-159
AGN, Mexico City, Provincias Internas Vol. 180 ff. 149-159
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