78 Texas Historical Association Quarterly.
Sandoval, according to the above-cited reply of the fiscal, dated
November twenty-eighth, eighteen hundred and forty-one, was also
acquitted, of the deferred charge in regard to the removal of the
French post. Franquis, none the less, resisted the acquittal of San-
doval, in a document dated the sixteenth of the same December,
and Your Excellency, [acting on] a previous official opinion of
Sefior Trespalacios, imposed perpetual silence upon Franquis. The
latter petitioned on the eighth and the thirteenth of January of
this year that a certified copy of the whole process should be given
him, and it was ordered by decree of the twenty-ninth of the same
[month] that it should be given him, after taking the copy that
was to be sent to -lis Majesty. This [last] was to be made
promptly, as had repeatedly been ordered. Not only the thirty vol-
umes bearing on the matter have been used [in making this report],
but also more than forty more on the previous happenings (expedi-
ciones) in Texas. All has now been completely examined and
judged, so that the investigation of the present governor of Texas,
Lieutenant-Colonel Don Justo Boneo,1 appears uncalled for and un-
necessary. If, therefore, it be Your Excellency's good will, you
will command that information to this effect be communi-
cated to him [Don Justo Boneo], along with a copy of this
dictamen and of the last section of that of March sixth of this
year, and that the duplicate of the royal c6dula which he sent as
giving testimony in this case, be returned to him in the original.
On this, and on whatever else is incidentally set forth, Your Ex-
cellency will order whatever you deem best.
Mexico, June twentieth, seventeen hundred and forty-four.
Moreover, in consideration of the [fact that] the reports in re-
gard to the matter are fairly intelligible, and will be more so in
copy, Your Excellency, if it be your will, can order if one has
not already been made to send to His Majesty according to orders,
that a certified copy of this volume and of the auditor's dictamen
dated the second of the past May, be sent to him in the meantime.
With these one can reach a reasonable (basttante) understanding
of the matter above described.
EL MARQUES DE ALTAMIRA.
1Bancroft (North Mexican States and Texas, I 621) states that Morales
was sent out as governor in 1743, with orders to investigate the French
boundary and Sandoval's acts; that after his death, Francisco Garcio
Larios ruled ad interim, 1743-8. Cf. Breve Compendio (Sec. 18).
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 October 1, 2014.