The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 39, July 1935 - April, 1936

Letters of Antonio Martinez

LETTERS OF ANTONIO MARTINEZ, THE LAST
SPANISH GOVERNOR OF TEXAS, 1817-1822
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TRANSLATED AND EDITED BY MATTIE AUSTIN HATCHER
The University of Texas
MARTINEZ TO THE COMMANDANT GENERAL
No. 3
I am enclosing to you for your information the diary prepared
by Lieutenant Ygnacio Flores during the reconnoissance he made
of the crossings of the Guadalupe River and the roads from the
interior and from the coast to the east of the Presidio of Bahia
del Espiritu Santo. This diary was forwarded to me by the com-
mandant of that presidio who had noted nothing unusual in that
section.
June 5, 1817
MARTINEZ TO THE COMMANDANT GENERAL
No. 4
I am forwarding to you in quadruplicate the petition of Maria
Loreto Yguera, widow of a soldier of the company of Bahia del
Espiritu Santo, Teodoro Lara by name, who died in the year
1814 at the hands of the Indians. In this, she petitions for the
pension provided for widows of this character by His Majesty.
June 5, 1817
MARTINEZ TO THE COMMANDANT GENERAL
No. 5
I am enclosing to you for your information the sworn state-
ment of the soldier of the company of Bahia del Espiritu Santo,
Jos6 Saenz who, on September 7 of last year, was captured by
the Indians in the vicinity of the said presidio. The comman-
dant of that place dropped him from the rolls on this same date
under the impression that he was dead. However, on the 14th
of last month, he reported to the commandant of Bahia, who is
in a quandary as to whether he should be re-instated from the

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