The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 35, July 1931 - April, 1932 Page: 66
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66 Southwestern Historical Quarterly
and-fifty-six baptisms, sixty-four marriages, one-hundred-and-six-
teen burials. In the Presidio Nachitos, belonging to the French,
since they have not had a minister and once belonged to the Jesuits,
though now they are Capuchins, twenty baptisms, thirteen mar-
riages, and fifteen burials.
I give notice of my return. I am not putting down in this
Diary either the number of leagues or the circumstances and
quality of the road, because this has already been noted at the
beginning, but if there should be anything notable, I shall set it
down in the proper place.
On the 24th we went out of the mission of the Adays; we ate in
the three plains and slept at the creek called Cautivo.
On the 25th we passed over the high hill, through Gonzalitos,
through Lobanillo, through the Palo Gacho.
On the 26th we passed through the Borregas, by the very good
spring, through the canebrake, and ate at the mission of the Ays.
On the 27th we said mass. I inspected the church and its
jewels. The Indians of the Ays Nation came with their captain
whom they call Urjatafia. I asked them by means of an inter-
preter if they wished to congregate themselves and live with the
Fathers in the mission. They replied that they did not, and this
I judge improbable in their present condition. They danced in
their heathenish manner with extraordinary and unusual cere-
mony and grimaces.
On the 28th I inspected the houses and all of the mission, and
gave the title of President of these missions to the Father Santa
Maria. He carried this in blank form, in order to be able to ap-
point whomsoever he might judge suitable.
On the 29th I visited the Fathers greatly to my consolation and
edification because I had not found anything worthy of reprehen-
sion nor had I observed anything.
On the 30th I visited the Father Santa Maria, and accompanied
by him made a visit of inspection of Orcoquisac, since he was its
The 31st we continued the visit, giving some degrees pertain-
ing to it.
On the 1st I concluded the inspection of this Mission Nuestra
Sefiora de los Dolores de Bonavente of the Ays. This mission is
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