Bonilla's Brief Compendium.
effect, the removal of the Presidio of San Javier to San Sabas being
approved in junta de guerra y hacienda, which was held on the
27th day of February, in the year 1756.
By this time Captain Don Pedro Ravago had died, but Colonel
Don Diego Ortiz Parilla succeeded him. Instructions for the new
establishment were given to this official. It was ordered that he
should recruit twenty-seven men, and take twenty-two from San
Antonio de Bexar, so that with the troops of the presidio to be
removed its garrison should be filled out to the number of a hun-
dred; and that, after all the converted Indians had been transferred
with the missionaries from the district of San Xavier to the mis-
sions contiguous to Bexar, the said missionaries should go to take
charge of others in San Sabas, the government of which was de-
clared independent of that of Texas, Coaguila, and Nuevo Mexico.
When these measures were passed, Don Pedro de Terreros, today
Conde de Regla, was allowed to assume the pious obligation, which
he had undertaken, of keeping up at his own cost, during the space
of three years, all the missions that should be founded north of [the
Province of] Coaguila, afterward turning them over with their
churches, ornaments, and treasures, to be maintained in the future
by the royal treasury.
Due account of all was given under oath to His Majesty by ordi-
nary channels (por el via de consejo) in a letter of November I,
1756, and by special communication (por la reservada) under date
of October 1st [of the same year, His Majesty deigning to approve
it in royal cidula and order of the 12th of August and 25th of Oc-
tober, 1758.] Provision was made in the first that he [the King]
be informed as to the remuneration considered most appropriate
in the case of the aforesaid Don Pedro [de] Terreros.
Colonel Don Diego Ortiz Parilla at once started on his march
to the Province of Texas. The Indians of San Javier did not wish
to be brought into the missions of the Presidio of San Antonio,
and by special permission they remained congregated (congrega-
dos)1 on the banks of the River *Nuestra Sefiora de* Guadalupe.
The Villa of San Fernando opposed the dismemberment of the force
of the presidio, but did not then obtain a favorable decision. The
1That is, grouped together, apart from a mission, for purposes of in-
struction (See TimE QUARTERLY, VI 191, note.-EDIT QUARTERLY).
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