The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 8, July 1904 - April, 1905 Page: 282
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Texas Historical Association Quarterly.
nized by the government, and it was left meanwhile unoccupied
The next year, encouraged by the work among the Indians, the
government sent out another expedition under the leadership of
Don Domingo Terin the purpose of which was to found missions,
to see if there were any foreigners-especially French-in Tex'as,
and to explore the country. With Teran went Padre Manzanet,
four Observants, four Barefooted Friars, and two other Francis-
cans from the College of Queritaro..2 The government was willing
to encourage the work -of the padres, as it fully realized the im-
portance of Texas for the purpose of resisting French invasion.
Upon Ter'n's return to Coahuila, he left only ten men and one
corporal to guard the two missions, S'an Francisco and Santisimo
Nombre de Maria. Again the eastern frontier alone was guarded.
Both the Texas and the Cadodachos Indians were to be Christian-
1This account is based upon Bonilla, A Brief Compendium of the Events
which have Occurred in the Province of Texas from its Conquest, or Re-
duction, to the present date, THE QUARTETLY VIII, (Translation by Eliza-
beth Howard West.); Espinosa, Chronica Apostolica y Seraphica de todos
los Colegios de Propaganda Fide de Esta Nueva Espala, de Misioneros
Franciscanos Observantes; Letter of Don Damian Manzanet to Don Carlos
de Siguenza Relative to the Discovery of the Bay of Espiritu Santo, THE
QUARTERLY II (Translation by Lilia M. Casis); Derrotero de la Jornada
que hizo el General Alonzo De Leon para el descubrimiento de la Bdhia
del Espiritu Santo y Poblacion de Franceses: Ago de 1689, in Memorias
de Nueva Espala, XXVII, 1-16; Dictamen Fiscal, Mexico y Noviembre 30,
de 1716; Bancroft, North Mexican States and Texas, I.
'The several authorities consulted, here as in many places in the re-
mainder of the summary, differ as to the number of missionaries included
in the various expeditions, and the number of soldiers left in the country
after these entradas. Since it is my purpose, however, only to show that
missionaries and soldiers were sent out in small numbers, these various
differences have not been noted. Espinosa is usually followed in giving
the number of the religious, Bonilla in giving the number of soldiers.
'For Terain's expedition I have used Espinosa, Chronica; Bonilla,
Brief Compendium; Instrucciones dadas por el Superior Govierno, pa.
que se observen en la entrada de la Provincia de texas, in Memorias de
Nueva Espana, XXVII, 16-23; Descripoion y diaria demarcacion execu-
tada por el General D. Domingo Terdn principiada en 16 de Mayo de 1691,
y flnalizada en 15 de Ab 1692.
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