The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 60, July 1956 - April, 1957

Southwestern Historical Quarterly

Calendar of the letters of Atoia Atarti#ez,
Cast Spaifst ouerror of r"exas, 1817-1822
Translated and edited by VIRGINIA H. TAYLOR
[The following calendar is a continuation of the letters of Antonio
Martinez, last Spanish governor of Texas, 1817-1822, the first sections of
which appeared in the January, April, and July, 956, numbers of the
No. 326 B6xar, August 18, 1818
Reporting that the too guns just delivered are not new as specified
and their condition indicates that fraud has been committed either in
the execution of the commandant general's order or at some stage of
their transportation
No. 327 B6xar, August 20, 1818
Reporting that the commandant of artillery has requested the ap-
pointment of a citizen to take charge of the arsenal but since an
officer has always performed that duty Alferez Don Manuel de la
Fuente was appointed, and that the commandant of artillery has been
so advised in order that he may arrange for the formal delivery of
the arsenal; requesting the necessary orders if such action does not
meet the commandant general's approval
No. 328 B6xar, August 21, 1818
Reporting that contraband articles appeared in town after the
arrival of the Americans, Dele and Querque, but that investigations
revealed no conclusive evidence; that the tobacco was sold for the
sum of 98 pesos, 11/2 reales, and the horses and mules bought by the
Americans, valued at 394 pesos, were distributed among the troops
No. 329 B6xar, August 20 [sic], 1818
Reporting that in conformity with the commandant general's order
a sumaria will be prepared in the case of Don Antonio Vasquez, ser-
geant of the company of La Bahia
No. 330 [undated and the entire letter striken out]
Explaining that the Viceroy has instructed him to execute imme-
diately the commandant general's orders to attack Atascosito but no
means of supplying the troops has been found; that 50 loads of flour,
zoo guns, and 3,000 pesos have been furnished but they are not ade-
quate for minimum relief


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