Bonilla's Brief Compendium.
of los Adaes by an Indian of these nations, his own tribesmen put
him to death' in the sight of Lieutenant-Colonel Don Hugo de
Oconor, while he was governor of the province.
When peace had been made on the terms desired, Don Atanasio
Demeciers set out with the Padre Ministro of the Mission del Ros-
ario, in search of forty-odd Xaramanes families, apostates from
the said mission, and of the Vidaes and the Texas, having as his
object to reduce the first, and to dissolve the cowardly alliance of
the second with their enemies, the Apaches. The propositions made
by the reverend missionary were with arrogance refused, and he
could not secure the desired result of his labors.
The points referred to are the principal ones that are embraced
in the representations of the Varon de Ripperda, for, although they
include various others, these must be regarded as incidental, and
it seems to me profitless to recall them, because His Excellency the
Viceroy, in view of the dictamen of the Honorable Fiscal, has seen
fit to issue his decree that an extract be formed from the said
representations, by the office of the Superior Government to which
that duty belongs, and that when it is finished a junta be sum-
moned. Under this consideration, therefore, I shall state only
what the governor proposes, and what in substance is contained in
a report of Captain Demeciers.
PROPOSITIONS OF THE GOVERNOR BARON DE RIPPERDI TO HIS EXCEL-
LENCY DON ANTONIO MARIA BUCARELY Y URSUA.
1st. That in the territories inhabited by the nations of the
North a presidio be erected, and that the contiguous missions of
los Ais and Nacogdoches be removed and reduced to one.
2d. That Demeciers select the site and lay out the [new] set-
tlement, and make a map of all the province, which he shall have
the honor of presenting to His Excellency the Viceroy; and that
thirty or forty families of the Adaes be placed as citizens in the
3d. That the command of the presidio be conferred on Don
Luis de San Denis.2
'Le pasaron por los Armas.
2A son of Louis Juchereau de Saint-Denis. See page 68.
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 May 3, 2015.