The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 8, July 1904 - April, 1905 Page: 57
Bonilla's Brief Compendium.
two negroes; they were brought as prisoners to this capital, where
the first died.
These persons lived in a hut or cabin on the banks of the said
river, and carried on trade with the heathen. That post [on the
Trinity] was garrisoned with a lieutenant and thirty men; as it
was marshy and uninhabitable, the troops were removed to the
springs of Santa Rosa de Alcazar; there the presidio was to be
founded, with fifty families, twenty-five [of] Spaniards, and twenty-
five [of] Tlascalan Indians; this second site, however, was likewise
defective. At last it was established at los Horconsitas, the site
of the Mission of Nuestra Sefiora de la Luz; with the subsequent
misfortune that the presidio was fired by the Spaniards who by
order of the Governor Don Angel Martos came to arrest Captain
Don Rafael Martinez Pacheco (as shall be told in its place) and
that the mission was abandoned.
Three juntas de guerra y hacienda were held in regard to these
removals-on February 4,  57, and December 9,  62. Ac-
count of all these was given to the King, and the resolutions passed
at the first of these juntas was approved in royal order of August
[ Government of the Lieutenant of Navy Don Angel de Martos y
Although the naval lieutenant (teniente de navio) Don Angel de
Martos y Navarrete came to this kingdom in the year 1756, he did
not enter upon the government of Texas till the year 57, be-
cause his predecessor was engaged in the establishment of the
Presidio of San Agustin de Ahumada, the measure for which was
approved in royal order of February 13, 1758.
The events which occurred in the term of this governor are many,
and very complicated. Under the pretext that the Carancaguazes
Indians were asking to be brought into missions, allowances for ten
soldiers were added to the Presidio of la Bahia del Espiritu Santo,
in the year 1758; yet even to this day they abide in their heathen-
ism, becoming apostates when the inclination siezes them.
In the year 1760 the nations of the North, Tuacanes, Taovayases,
Maquies, Queitseis, etc., who had attacked the Presidio of San
Here’s what’s next.
Show all pages in this issue.
This issue can be searched. Note: Results may vary based on the legibility of text within the document.
Citing and Sharing
Basic information for referencing this web page. We also provide extended guidance on usage rights, references, copying or embedding.
Reference the current page of this Periodical.
Texas State Historical Association. The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 8, July 1904 - April, 1905, periodical, 1905; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101033/m1/59/ocr/: accessed February 25, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas State Historical Association.