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of the numerous and strong Comanche nation. The Apaches dared
to attack them in their own territory, but were valiantly repelled,
and from that day to this retain a servile fear of them; for all that,
however, they lose no opportunity to inflict upon them what in-
juries they can, being their irreconcilable enemies.
[Government of Lieut.-Colonel Don Justo Boneo y Morales.]
By royal appointment Lieutenant-Colonel Don Justo Boneo y
Morales, Knight of the Order of Santiago, came to serve as gov-
ernor of Texas. By royal cedula of July 15, 1740, he had been
ordered to make an exact report of all that had taken place up to
his time in the Province of Texas; he was unable to carry this out,
because of his death a little while after his arrival in the Adaes
country. The task was accomplished, however, by His Excellency
the Marques de Altamira, who undertook the [same] work which I
have mapped out, that of examining all the collections of autos,
royal cedulas, and various other instructive papers.
[Government ad interim of Don Francisco Garcia Larios.]
At the death of Lieutenant-Colonel Don Justo Boneo y Morales,
Don Francisco Garcia Larios entered upon the governorship ad
interim. In his term the commissary, Fray Francisco Ortiz, of the
College of Queretaro, represented to the King that several nations
of Indians-the Vidaes, Caocos, Lacopseles, Anchoses, and innu-
merable others-had asked to be brought into the bosom of our
Holy Religion, and that the land situated on the banks of the San
Xavier River would be very suitable for gathering them into mis-
sions. In consequence, His Majesty ordered in royal cedula of the
16th of April, 1748, that if the establishment should be considered
useful, it should be effected. The religious had not waited [pa-
tiently] for this decision, for since the year [17146 they had
pressed their petition [in this Superior Government]-the Padre
Fray Mariano de los Dolores with an especial degree of insistence.
The governor opposed this, setting forth that the region of San
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 March 14, 2014.