The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 35, July 1931 - April, 1932 Page: 38
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Southwestern, Historical Quarterly
On the 25th I passed through Puentecitas, through El Cunillo
through El Mugerero. Here the Fathers Fray Francisco Joseph
L6pez and Fray Ygnacio Lamuza came out to receive us. I went
through the plains, hills and woods that were not very thick but
green and pleasant, and came to the Ranch of the Mission of
Santisimo Rosario where there is good water. It was founded
near the banks of the River of San Antonio de B6jar which is a
full stream; its banks and margins very leafy and pleasant and
covered with many trees, sabines, willows, walnuts, post oaks, pin
oaks and many others. There is an abundance of fish, barbel,
piltones, pullones, sea fish, eels, and many others. As long as I
was here the Honorable Captain of the Bay of Espiritu Santo
stayed with me.
On the 26th I passed through a place they called El Guardian
and through others and came to the Mission of Santisimo Rosario
where I was received with great courtesy by its minister. The
Indians who had remained in the Mission, for many had fled to
the woods and the beach, came out to receive me on the road,
painted and in their best clothes. On this day I named and ap-
pointed the Reverend Father Fray Joseph Lamuza secretary of
the inspection, and he gladly accepted the position. The Captain
of La Bahia remained and kept a picket on guard day and night.
This mission is very neat in every respect. It has good water
from the River San Antonio de V6jar; the country is pleasant and
well wooded (as I shall show afterward), the climate bad and
sickly, warm and damp; the breeze to the South. Every thing
gets wet even inside of the houses, as if the clothing were put into
water, and even the walls drip water inside as if it were rain-
On the 27th a very solemn mass was sung to Our Most Holy
Mother Mary, Virgin of Guadalupe, as an act of thanks for my
happy arrival. I issued the order for the inspection. I wrote to
the Governor, Don Hugo de O'Conor, who was in the Presidio of
San Antonio de V6jar, and to the Father President of those Mis-
sions, Fray Pedro Ramires de Arrellano, who was in the Mission
of Sefior San Joseph.
On the 28th I went to eat at the Real Presidio of La Bahia de
Espiritu Santo by invitation of its Captain, and I was accom-
panied by the Fathers Gamuza [sic] and L6pez, Brother Fran-
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