The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 9, July 1905 - April, 1906 Page: 82
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orders the governor was to go to the frontier and extinguish the
two "presidios and the four missions1 condemned by Rubi, taking
in charge the ornaments that had been given to the mission
churches by the crown,2 and removing to B6xar the garrisons,
artillery, and munitions from the presidios, and whatever settlers
might be found at any of the four places. The settlers were to be
brought to the villa of San Fernando, given lands within the villa
for building spots, and outside the villa for pasture and arable
lands, and the privilege of making at their own expense an
irrigating ditch from the San Antonio River.3 On returning to
B6xar, he was to reorganize the garrison, choosing for the pre-
scribed eighty men the best in all three of the companies at Adaes,
Orcoquisac, and B6xar. Ripperda was to remain captain, Cordova
and Oranday, lieutenants of the garrisons of Orcoquisac and
B6xar, were to be lieutenants of the reformed company, while the
aged lieutenant of Adaes, Jose Gonzalez, a veteran of some forty
years' service at the same place, was to be retired with other super-
annuated and useless soldiers. The company at B6xar having
been reorganized, a detachment of twenty men was to be sent at
once to Arroyo del Cibolo.4 The purpose of garrisoning this place
was to protect a number of ranches in the neighborhood, and to
cover the long distance between B6xar and Bahia del Espiritu
III. REMOVAL OF THE SETTLERS FROM THE EASTERN FRONTIER,
1. Ripperd4 on the frontier.--These instructions reached the
hands of Ripperda on May 18. He apparently did not favor the
vincias de este Reyno de Nueva Espafia de Orden del Exmo. Sor. Fr. Dn.
Antonio Maria Bucareli y Ursua, Virrey Governor, y Capitan General de
ella (in Expediente sobre proposiciones, 79-90).
1The official names of these missions were Nuestra Sefiora de Guadalupe
de Nacogdoches, Nuestra Seffora del Pilar de los Adaes, Nuestra Senora
de los Dolores de los Ais, and Nuestra Senora de la Luz.
2The rest of the movables of the missions were to go to the College of
Zacatecas, upon which the missions depended (Ynstruccion Reservada,
aYnstruccion Reservada, Secs. 5-9.
4Ibid, Sees. 10-15.
5See note on Arroyo del Cfbolo, page 87.
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