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

Bonilla's Brief Compendium.

gencias] made up to that time with immense expense to the royal
treasury, were frustrated.'
VII.
[Fourth Entrada, by Capt. Domingo Ramon.]
Twenty-two years had passed without their thinking again about
the conversion of the Texas," when, in the year seventeen hundred
and fifteen, while His Excellency the Duque de Linares was govern-
ing this Nueva Espafia, there came in from Luisiana to the Rio
Grande del Norte Don Luis de San Denis and Don Medar Jalot
with two4 other Frenchmen. They brought a passport from their
governor, Monsieur de la Mota Cadillac, and an order to buy horses,
"'When account of this was given to this Superior Government, it was
resolved in a junta of the eleventh of March of [one thousand] six hun-
dred and ninety-four, that there should be a stoppage of measures con-
nected with this pacification until time should offer better opportunity.
Account of this was given to His Majesty in the said month of March"
(Test., Sec. 26).
'There was some thought in the course of these twenty-two years of
re-entering Texas, but the matter stopped with thinking, so far as any
results were concerned. The King issued cedulas in 1700 directing the
viceroy, the bishop of Guadalaxara, and the governors of Le6n and
Coahuila, to help the missionaries of the College of Quer6taro to establish
missions in Texas. Four years later, with a view to facilitating mission-
ary enterprise in Texas, he granted permission for the founding of the
College of Missions of Zacatecas, on the same plan as the College of
Quer~taro.
Fray Hidalgo was very active in urging the missionary re-occupation of
Texas. The father guardian of the College of Quer6taro, while on a visit
to the missions of the Rio Grande in 1709, in pursuance of an order of
Viceroy Alburquerque, penetrated almost to the Texas country (Hist.,
Secs. 11, 12).
'August, 1714 (Test., Sec. 27). The Declaration de D. Luis de San
Denis, y D. Medar Naturales de Francia (Memorias, XXVII, fols. 121-126)
is dated Mexico, June 22, 1715. The Testimonio, therefore, may be cor-
rect, since Pfnicaut (Relation, Margry, V 501) says that Saint-Denis was
not sent to Mexico until the year following his arrival in Coahuila.
'P4nicaut (Relation, Margry, V 499) says that Saint-Denis brought
twelve Frenchmen with him from the Natchitoches village.

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