The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 15, July 1911 - April, 1912 Page: 62
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Texas Historical Association Quarterly
Texas. 'They were to be embarked from the Canaries ten or twelve
at a time, and were to be given the same support ordered for the
first two hundred. The result of this cdul a, and hence of Aguayo's
suggestion, was the well known settlement of Canary Islands at
San Antonio in 1731.
3. Disappointment of the Mliissionaries.-From the point of
view of the missionaries, Aguayo's work was not as complete as
they could have wished. Espinosa expresses their feeling as fol-
lows: "Considering the great stir with which the latest entry was
made into Texas, the saying of the prophet Isaiah was verified,
that 'the people increased but the joy did not,' for these poor mis-
sionaries who had [but lately] seen so many soldiers on the fields
of Texas did not have the increased pleasure of having one or
more at their missions." They were needed at the missions to
help settle the Indians in pueblos. The padres also complained
that they were not supplied with provisions and tools as had been
intended by the viceroy, and that the soldiers, before they left, did
not gather the Indians into pueblos.
The fact remains, however, that the work done by Aguayo was
permanent, and that it fastened Spain's hold on Texas for more
than a century. The establishments -at the most important points
were lasting. That at La Bahia, with two short changes in lo-
cation, has remained to the present; that of los Adaes was the offi-
cial capital of Texas till 1772, when San Antonio superseded it;
and San Antonio, the other stronghold, in the center of Texas, re-
mained the capital till 1836, when the Spanish dominion was
brought to a close by the Texas Revolution.
1. Secondary Works
The general works in English consulted for this paper are (1)
the older histories of Texas: Thrall, A Pictorial History of
Texas, I; Kennedy, Texas, I; Brown, History of Texas, I;
Yoakum, A History of Texas, in A Comprehensive History of
Texas, I (Wooten, Ed.), and (2) the standard works, Bancroft,
North Mexican States and Texas, I, and Garrison, Texas. Of the
first group it can be said, that the chief advantage to be gained
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