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Proceedings held by Martos y Navarrete concerning settlement of lands of San Bartolomé which were acquired by compromise made between Andrés Hernández and Luis Menchaca.  It includes certified copy of proceedings relative to the acquisition of the land of February 25, 1758.

Proceedings held by Martos y Navarrete concerning settlement of lands of San Bartolomé which were acquired by compromise made between Andrés Hernández and Luis Menchaca. It includes certified copy of proceedings relative to the acquisition of the land of February 25, 1758.

September 1, 1759

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Martos y Navarrete to the Alcaldes and Regidores of San Fernando, acknowledging receipt of their consultas and promising to send the documents to the Viceroy, especially the one requesting subsidy for drawing water from San Antonio River

Martos y Navarrete to the Alcaldes and Regidores of San Fernando, acknowledging receipt of their consultas and promising to send the documents to the Viceroy, especially the one requesting subsidy for drawing water from San Antonio River

September 14, 1759

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Three royal dispatches issued by the Queen and forwarded by Goyeneche to Governor of Texas, concerning proclamation of death of Fernando VI and announcement of the succession of Carols III, instructions on the use of stamped paper, and regulations for mourning of Fernando VI.

Three royal dispatches issued by the Queen and forwarded by Goyeneche to Governor of Texas, concerning proclamation of death of Fernando VI and announcement of the succession of Carols III, instructions on the use of stamped paper, and regulations for mourning of Fernando VI.

September 19, 1759

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Goyeneche's letter of transmittal to Governor of Texas, enclosing list of royal dispatches issued by the Queen on September 19, 1759.

Goyeneche's letter of transmittal to Governor of Texas, enclosing list of royal dispatches issued by the Queen on September 19, 1759.

September 20, 1759

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Martos y Navarrete to the Commandant, Justice, Alcaldes and Reidores of San Fernando, appointing Ramírez de la Piszina lieutenant governor.

Martos y Navarrete to the Commandant, Justice, Alcaldes and Reidores of San Fernando, appointing Ramírez de la Piszina lieutenant governor.

October 7, 1759

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Formal presentation and inventory made by the Alcaldes and Regidores of the records of the office of the notary.

Formal presentation and inventory made by the Alcaldes and Regidores of the records of the office of the notary.

October 8, 1759

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Certified copy of proceedings relative to the report of Fray José Abad to the Viceroy, recommending that a presidio, mission and town be established at the site of the Orcoquisac Mission.  It includes the Fiscal's recommendations and the Viceroy's approval of Orcoquisac as selected site.

Certified copy of proceedings relative to the report of Fray José Abad to the Viceroy, recommending that a presidio, mission and town be established at the site of the Orcoquisac Mission. It includes the Fiscal's recommendations and the Viceroy's approval of Orcoquisac as selected site.

November 27, 1759

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Copy of Martos y Navarrete's consulta to Amarillas, stating that he had inspected the valley of Santa Rosa, Orconsito Creek and San Jacinto for the establishment of a mission, town and presidio.

Copy of Martos y Navarrete's consulta to Amarillas, stating that he had inspected the valley of Santa Rosa, Orconsito Creek and San Jacinto for the establishment of a mission, town and presidio.

December 6, 1759

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Copy of Martos y Navarrete's letter to Amarillas, expressing practical suggestions on proposal of the Junta de Guerra y Hacienda that soldiers who serve in the province of Texas remain as citizens, and land and water be distributed to them as well as fifty other citzens who will establish the proposed villa, and also requesting release from the commission to recuit families and purchase stock for the new settlement.

Copy of Martos y Navarrete's letter to Amarillas, expressing practical suggestions on proposal of the Junta de Guerra y Hacienda that soldiers who serve in the province of Texas remain as citizens, and land and water be distributed to them as well as fifty other citzens who will establish the proposed villa, and also requesting release from the commission to recuit families and purchase stock for the new settlement.

December 16, 1759

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Power of attorney granted by officers and soldiers to Diego Antonio Giraud for collection of salaries and gunpowder.

Power of attorney granted by officers and soldiers to Diego Antonio Giraud for collection of salaries and gunpowder.

December 31, 1759

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Power of attorney granted by officers and soldiers to Diego Antonio Giraud for collection of salaries and gunpowder.

Power of attorney granted by officers and soldiers to Diego Antonio Giraud for collection of salaries and gunpowder.

December 31, 1759

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Certification concerning completion of service of the officers and soldiers.

Certification concerning completion of service of the officers and soldiers.

December 31, 1759

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