The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 39, July 1935 - April, 1936 Page: 70
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the road to transport corn because of the scarcity of mules which
I have already mentioned to you, this capital is unable to repel
the attacks of the barbarians. This was the reason my prede-
cessor did not obey Your Excellency's command concerning the
return of Captain Mufioz to the garrison at Rio Grande with the
detachment from this company which I have already reported
to you. I see myself in a similar position, and I beg Your Ex-
cellency to be good enough to send to this city an equal num-
ber of men to fill the resulting vacancies. I beg also that the
companies of the other provinces that have had detachments
here fill all their vacancies which have resulted from desertions
or from sickness. Otherwise the strength of this garrison will
continue to diminish as it is now doing; but regardless of what
I have already explained to Your Excellency, if you should still
wish to withdraw the above-mentioned captain, Don Joaquin
Mufioz and his troop, I shall promptly comply with your wishes.
May 30, 1817
MARTINEZ TO THE COMMANDANT GENERAL
Captain Manuel Cedr6n started with me from Mexico. His
appointment as commander of the company of Bahia del Espiritu
Santo or as an extra officer-in case there is no vacancy-has been
approved by the viceroy. He followed my line of march, as you
instructed me upon my arrival at that garrison, to have him do.
He is, therefore, here in the capital. However, I have no orders
as to his post or his being added to any company either here nor
there and I hope that you will be good enough to give me in-
structions as to what post I must give him as well as to what
salary he is to receive. Otherwise, as the captain himself points
out to me, he will have no means of making a living. Until you
have decided upon these points, he will remain in this capital.
May 30, 1817
MARTINEZ TO THE VICEROY
Most Excellent Sir,
On the 27th of the month just ending, I took possession of
this government which you had the goodness to confer upon me.
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