The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 43, July 1939 - April, 1940 Page: 464
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presented three captive Spaniards to Ugalde with the explanation
that he had understood the hints back in Santa Rosa, but the
men had not been made prisoner by his people, having been
bought from the Mescaleros, Send6s, and Gilefios, and that he
was taking the first real opportunity to restore them to their
countrymen. For the one which he had paid for he asked no
compensation, merely requesting that the owners of the other
two be reimbursed for the amount expended.
That evening Picax-ande gave a dance in honor of his visitor.
The mitote itself continued all night squarely in front of Ugalde's
tent, but the host played out about two o'clock in the morning
and went to bed. Was the night life too much for him?
The following morning, as the Spanish visitors prepared to
resume their journey, Picax-ande made a final request. In view
of the fact that Ugalde had refused to aid him in his war
against the Comanches, was it fair that the latter should be
freely allowed to obtain arms, ammunition, and supplies at
Santa 6 and San Antonio de B6xar? By virtue of the treaty
of friendship which had just been concluded, would the coman-
dante see to it that their inveterate enemies should no longer
be supplied with weapons at the Spanish posts?
Since the request was most reasonable Ugalde immediately
agreed that the traffic in arms should cease within the limits
of his jurisdiction. Not only was this promise kept to the letter
but the viceroy was vigorously reminded of the injustice of such
a state of affairs and urged to extend the ban to Santa F6, which
was within Loyola's comandancia.47
The Lipiyan chieftain and a picked group of followers accom-
panied the party to San Fernando and remained until nightfall,
returning to their own encampment in the best of spirit. The
next day Ugalde took the trail toward Presidio del Rio Grande,
the gateway into Texas, on the first lap of his arduous tour
Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas.
.7Ugalde to Flores, San Antonio de Bexar, May 2, 1788. Provincias
Internas, vol. 111, A. G. M.
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