The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 15, July 1911 - April, 1912 Page: 63
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The Aguayo Expedition
from them is an added appreciation of the truth furnished by
authentic sources, for upon this period they are replete with error.
The principal monographs in English consulted are: Bolton:
(1) The Native Tribes About the East Texas Missions; (2) Mis-
sion Records at San Antonio; (3) The Founding of Mission
Rosario; (4) Notes on Clark's "The Beginnings of Texas"; (5)
Articles in Handbook of American Indians. Clark: The Begin-
nings of Texas. Cox: The Louisiana-Texas Frontier.
The secondary Spanish authorities, such as Altamira, Puntos,
1746, Bonilla, Breve Compendio (1772), and Talamantes, Historia
del Descubrimiento (1805), are all brief sketches. Bonilla and
'Talamantes are not altogether reliable.
The older Spanish authorities used are: Espinosa, Chronica
Apostolica y Seraphica (1746), which might well be classed among
the primary sources on account of the author's having been present
at most of the events of this expedition; Arricivita, Cr6nica
Serifica y Apostolica (1792); Villa-Sefior, Theatro (1748); and
Cavo, Tres Siglos (1835).
The secondary French authorities are: Le Page du Pratz, His-
loire de la Lonisiane, which, like Espinosa, might be considered a
primary source, on account of the author's being in Louisiana at
the time of the events; and Heinrich, La Louisiane sous la Com-
pagnie dles Indes (1905).
2. Primary Sources
The greater part of the primary sources used for this paper are
found in the University of Texas Transcripts and in Dr. H. E.
Bolton's manuscripts, a collection of documents and transcripts
made in the various archives and depositories of Mexico. The
latter are referred to as B. MS.
The most important document for the Aguayo expedition is the
Pefia Derrotero, written by Father Juan Antonio Pefia, chaplain
of the expedition. The copy of the Derrotero used for this paper
was printed in Mexico, 1722, and, so far as I know, has never be-
fore been used. It is now in Dr. Bolton's collection. The title
as given in the official print is "Derrotero de la Expedicion en la
Provincia de los Texas, Nuevo Reyno de Philipinos, que del orden
de'l Exmo. Sejior Marques de Valero Vi-Rey de esta Nueva Espaia
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