The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 35, July 1931 - April, 1932 Page: 49
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Diary of Fray Gaspar Jose De Solis, in the Year 1767-68 49
San Antonio de Santa Cruz de Quer6taro. From there I went
to that of Concepci6n which is about two leagues down the river,
and from there I returned to that of S. S. Joseph. The margins
and banks of the river are very leafy and pleasant, covered with
many different kinds of high trees, sabines, cottonwood, walnut,
etc. The road from the presidio is wooded with mesquite,
huisaches, pin oaks and oaks. The river contains fish: barbos,
pullones, piltontes, sea-fish, sardines, eels and others. In these
woods from the Mission Bahia to San Antonio there are great
numbers of cattle and horses, many animals such as deer, wolves,
coyotes, rabbits, and now and then a lion, some wild cats, wild
boar along the banks of the river, blue ducks, geese, turkeys,
quail and some partridges, also hawks, eels, screech owls which
do not call like those outside, but have a different manner of
screeching, and other birds that I did not know. 8.
On the 21st I began the inspection of this mission of the Sefior
San Joseph. I said the visiting mass and inspected all of the
mission. All of the offices were very good and in due form and
arrangement as I shall tell later.
The inspection continued on the 22nd, the 23rd, and the 24th.
Likewise on the 25th, and Don Hugo de O'Conor passed through
on his way to Los Adays.
On the 26th the said Don Hugo left and I started out with
him. I went to Mission San Juan Capistrano and to that of La
Espada to see the Fathers there. 2.
On the 27th the visit continued; the 28th and 29th the same.
On account of the 30th being Holy Wednesday, I suspended
The 31st, Holy Thursday, I said mass and gave the Sacrament
to all the Religious and to many Spaniards and Indians of the
The 1st, Holy Friday, I went to Mission La Concepci6n to
perform the offices.
The 2nd, Holy Saturday, I concluded the visit to this Mis-
sion Sefior San Joseph, and went to take leave of the Fathers of
the Missions of Quer6taro.
The 3rd. I had a letter from the outside, and followers of the
captain of La Bahia del Espiritu Santo, Don Francisco Tovar,
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