The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 16, July 1912 - April, 1913 Page: 377
The following text was automatically extracted from the image on this page using optical character recognition software:
Spanish Activities on Lower Trinity River, 1746-1771 377
the monotony was again relieved by the passage that way of a band
of shipwrecked Acadians who had been rescued at La Bahia and
sent, after being harshly treated, to their compatriots in Louisiana.
Another event of these latter years was a three day's campaign
against Indian horse thieves.
Rubi had recommended in 1767, since Louisiana no longer be-
longed to France and the eastern Texas missions were failures,
that both the presidios and the missions of that frontier should
be suppressed, a measure which was ordered carried in 1772.
But before the order came El Orcoquisac was already aban-
doned. In June, 1770, the governor of Texas, the Baron de Rip-
perda, made a call for help against the Apaches. In consequence
Captain Pacheco responded in July with a part of his garrison.
In February, 1771, the rest of the soldiers, except three, went to
San Antonio in answer to another call. The three had remained
behind with Father Laba and his companion, whose departure was
opposed by their charges. But within a few weeks the mission-
aries, also, left, and the presidio and mission passed out of
'References to the events of the last days of the establishment are made
in Test. del Empediente, 132-134; Thobar to Pacheco, June 12, 1770; cer-
tificate by Ripperda, July 3, 1770, to the effect that Pacheco had aided in
an Indian campaign.
Here’s what’s next.
This issue can be searched. Note: Results may vary based on the legibility of text within the document.
Tools / Downloads
Get a copy of this page or view the extracted text.
Citing and Sharing
Basic information for referencing this web page. We also provide extended guidance on usage rights, references, copying or embedding.
Reference the current page of this Periodical.
Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 16, July 1912 - April, 1913, periodical, 1913; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101058/m1/385/: accessed August 18, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas State Historical Association.