The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 8, July 1904 - April, 1905

Bonilla's Brief Compendium.

of San Fernando and five missions, namely (tituladas) : San An-
tonio de Valero, La Purisima Concepcion, Sefior San Josef, San
JuanL Capistrano, and San Francisco de la Espada.1 Taking a
southeasterly course one finds at forty leagues' distance from the
said Presidio of Vexar that of Espiritu Santo, with the missions of
Nuestra Sefiora del Rosario and San Bernardo.2
The Presidio of Orcoquisac used to be situated in the center of
the province, and in its immediate neighborhood was the Mission
of Nuestra Sefiora de la Luz.3 Since it is at present abandoned,
however, its garrison, composed of a captain, a lieutenant, a ser-
geant, and twenty-five soldiers, is to be found in San Antonio de
Vexar.
At a distance of a little more than a hundred and twenty-six
leagues from the above-named Mission of Nuestra Sefiora de la
Luz are situated (tienen su establecimiento) those of Nacogdoches
and los Ais.
The Presidio of Nuestra Sefiora del Pilar de los Adaes is the
capital and most remote settlement of the province. It has adjoin-
ing it the mission of the same name. It is seven leagues distant
from the Presidio of Nachitoches, which belongs to the government
of Iuisiana, twenty from the Mission of los Ais, forty-seven from
that of Nacogdoches, one hundred and fifty from the Presidio of
Orcoquisac, two hundred from that la Bahia, two hundred and
forty from that of San Antonio de Vexar,4 and six hundred from
this capital. Its force consists of a captain,-the governor of the
province holds that office,-a lieutenant, an alfcrez, a sergeant,
six5 corporals, and forty-one soldiers.
1The Testimonio (Sec. 19) .states that there are five missions in the
province, but does not give their names. It states further that they are
ministered to by Franciscan religious of the colleges of Queritaro and
Zacatecas.
'The Testimonio (Sec. 19) mentions one mission and presidio without
giving their names.
'The Testimonio mentions neither presidio nor mission.
'The Testimonio (Sec. 22) puts los Adaes two hundred and forty-two
leagues from San Antonio, six hundred from the City of Mexico, and
seven from "San Juan Baupttistta de Nochitos."
5One (M).

Texas State Historical Association. The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 8, July 1904 - April, 1905. Austin, Texas. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101033/. Accessed September 17, 2014.