The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 15, July 1911 - April, 1912 Page: 55
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The Aguayo Expedition
San Francisco Xavier de Najera, on the San Antonio River, be-
tween the missions of San Antonio de Valero and San Joseph y
San Miguel de Aguayo. Possession was given to the College of
Quer6taro, the padre being Father Joseph Gonzales.
Further light has been thrown on the scanty history of this mis-
sion by a study of the mission records at San Antonio, by Dr. H.
E. Bolton, who states that the site of this mission was identical
with that of the present mission Concepci6n.' The same author-
ity says, in addition, "that the Hyerbipiamos [the people for
whom the mission was destined] were kept separate for some time
seems evident, for Juan Rodriguez was hereafter known as 'gov-
ernor of the district (barrio) of the Hyerbipiamos,' and the bap-
tisms while they were waiting for the actual foundation of the
new mission, though performed at Valero, were recorded in a sep-
arate book. . .. This situation apparently continued till
1726, when the project of a separate mission was given up, for
thereafter the baptisms of the Indians of this tribe are entered in
the Valero book."2
(b) The Erection of a New Presidio at San Antonio.-Realiz-
ing that the existing presidio was exposed to fire, as the soldiers
lived in jacales of grass, Aguayo began the erection of a new one,
on another site. It was of adobe, with the church, magazine
house, and barracks, of wood, in shape a square, with two bastions,
each protecting two curtains sixty-five varas long. It was located
between the San Pedro and San Antonio Rivers, two hundred varas
from the latter and thirty from the former. No mention is made
in the Derretoro of the number of troops or of the commander left
at the presidio of San Antonio de B6xar, but other authorities say
that the number of men left was fifty-three.3
8. Aguayo at Espiritu Santo.-The idea of occupying Espiritu
Santo seems to have been a predominant one in the Spanish plans
regarding Texas. One of the most stressed and insistent instruc-
tions given Aguayo was for the erection of a presidio at Espiritu
'Bolton, "The Mission Records at San Antonio," in TE QUARTERLY,
8Bonilla, Breve Compendio, in THE QUARTERLY, VIII, 34; Testimon4a,
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