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

AVotes and Docemets
Calendar of the letterss of Alltolaio iartiez,
Cast Spaiish Vovernor of rexas, 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, July, and October, 1956,
numbers of the Quarterly.]
No. 436 B6xar, March 4, 1818
Acknowledging receipt of the royal order treating of the abuses
committed by individuals who secure passports from local authorities
on any pretext and move to foreign kingdoms
No. 437 B6xar, March 4, 1819
Acknowledging receipt of orders from the Viceroy and the com-
mandant general whereby a weekly report on provincial events is
required; asking, in view of the hazards on the road to Rio Grande
and the scarcity of animals, if the report customarily made every
two weeks will not be sufficient
No. 438 [B6xar], March 4, 18ig9
Acknowledging receipt of the order treating of the terms on which
military men may be exempt from taxes and of the necessity of noting
the abuses that might arise in these cases
No. 439 B6xar, March 4, 1819
Reporting that he has taken all measures to prevent an invasion
of the coast by rebels in compliance with the Viceroy's order
No. 440 Bexar, March 5, 1819
Reporting, in answer to the royal order requesting information on
the establishment of military hospitals, that there is no hospital in
the capital nor at the presidio of La Bahia although there is great
need for one; stating that all the proper facilities for the establish-
ment of a hospital are lacking, that there is no building, no physician,
and no equipment; explaining that sometime ago the Viceroy decided
a hospital should be established, remitted three boxes of medicine,
and appointed a physician, that the boxes of medicine were now in

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