The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 59, July 1955 - April, 1956 Page: 53
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Notes and Documents
Part Four: Royal Treasury*3
Sales taxes: There are none.
Royalties from the mining of gold and silver: None.
Fees from the public sale of wild horses, unbranded calves, and
the exportation of raw materials: Roo pesos.
Sales of tobacco, gunpowder, playing cards, stamped paper, plus
postal fees annually yield, according to careful estimates,
Expenses: in administering all the above sales--7oo pesos annually.
Part Five: Mercantile Affairs
Castilian goods and products consumed:84 Annually, in the entire
Province, about 29,500 pesos worth of velveteens, linens, silks,
and fancy thread.
Asiatic and Chinese goods: 2,500 pesos.
The goods of this Kingdom: in ordinary cloth, ramrods, soap,
sugar, and blankets-8,500 pesos.
Trade in Cacao and Beeswax: 300 pesos.
Exports for Veracruz: None.
Exports for Acapulco and San Blas: None.
Contraband trade: Perhaps, 3,ooo pesos' worth each year, in linen,
Indian shags and cambrics.
Part Six: Agriculture
Maize: it has been estimated that 5,ooo fanegas5 are annually
harvested for local consumption in the aforesaid Province
at the price of twenty reales or three pesos.
s8While the Durango and Texas officials answered the questions upon this sub-
ject, the two governmental agents returning the questionnaires for the provinces
of Sonora-Sinaloa and Guadalajara refused to give the information requested. In
the latter case the refusal was explained by the statement that "His Excellency,
the Viceroy of these Kingdoms in an official letter of June 2oth .. ordered
that the Royal Tribunal of the Consulado of Veracruz should not be furnished
with any information upon matters concerning the Royal Treasury unless the
Superintendent General [of 'Treasury] has deemed it advisable. ..." Ibid., 116.
84To this question concerning Spanish imports, plus the following one on Asiatic
goods, the Consulado added, "list the principal ones and make a careful estimate
of their total annual value in the Province." Ibid., 94.
85Fanega-about 1.6 bushels.
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