The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 8, July 1904 - April, 1905 Page: 75
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Bonilla's Brief Comnpendium.
with two pair of fetters, in the capital of los Adaes, though he was
not [Sandoval's] judge of residencia. He took Sandoval's papers
away from him, and afterward instituted criminal process against
him for his unwarranted requisition of some presidials, and for the
removal of the French post. This [last offence] he exaggerated
without limit. The governor of the New Kingdom of Leon went to
Texas with a dispatch from this captain-generalship dated July
ninth, seventeen hundred and thirty-seven, and gave Franquis an
examination (pesquiso), first retiring him to the Presidio of
San Juan Baupttistta del Rio Grande. He left this place and
came to this capital. The governor [of Leon] remitted the report
of the examination. As Franquis had not the means to pay the
three thousand four hundred-odd pesos fees and costs, they were
required of Sandoval before the decision was reached in the exam-
In the year seventeen hundred and thirty-eight Sandoval gave
his residencia [rendered official account of his administration] in
view of the charges brought against him by Franquis. Without mak-
ing any decision, the judge sent if to this captain-generalship.
After an expression of opinion by the fiscal, a decision as to the
seven charges against him was given on the twenty-eighth of
March, seventeen hundred and forty-one. He was acquitted of the
third, fourth, fifth, and seventh; and was fined five hundred pesos
on the first and second, [which alleged] that he had not resided in
los Adays and had not recorded in the royal army register the mus-
ter-roll and the changes in the service there (altas y bajas), not-
withstanding the fact that Sandoval asserted that he had resided in
Bejar because of the frequent hostilities of the Apaches; that at
that distance (desde alli) he could not record in the register at los
Adays the muster-roll and the changes, which was two hundred
and forty leagues away, but that he had kept a record in reports,
which he showed, and according to which the royal treasury was his
debtor to the amount of three hundred and forty-nine pesos which
had not been paid him.
On the sixth charge, as to the removal of the French Post of
Nachittoos, the decision ordered that investigations should be made
in this capital and in los Adays as to whether or not the site to
which the French had moved their post belonged to them, and that
the decision in regard to the charge should be postponed till the
result should be known. Sandoval paid into the royal treasury
his fine of five hundred pesos. On the eighteenth day of July of the
same year, seventeen hundred and forty, the order was dispatched
that the governor of Texas should get the required information in
No charge was brought against Sandoval that during his term of
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