The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 60, July 1956 - April, 1957 Page: 86
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Southwestern Historical Quarterly
Jos6 Manuel Menchaca, and transmitting the corresponding appoint-
ments for confirmation
No. 258 Bexar, May 28, 1818
Acknowledging receipt of the commandant general's official com-
munication stating that the Viceroy has approved the appointment of
Lieutenant Colonel Don Manuel Pardo as governor of Coahuila and
of Lieutenant Colonel Don Antonio Elosua as assistant inspector
No. 259 Bexar, May 28, 1818
Stating that in compliance with the commandant general's orders
Antonio Basquez, sergeant in the company of Bahia, and Antonio
Salas, soldier in the company of Rio Grande, will report to the
secretariat of the assistant subinspector; pointing out that it has been
difficult to obtain clerical assistance since Don Manuel Pardo appro-
priated the services of Antonio Prado and it has been necessary to
make use of Antonio Salas; stating that the people in this province
can write only their names and they do that with very great effort
No. 260 Bexar, May 28, 1818
Stating that he has noted the orders given with reference to the
Viceroy's decision on lightening the sentence of Don Salvador Carrasco
whose poor health is due to excessive dampness in the prison, and
that as soon a as bondsman is found the prisoner will be permitted
to continue the sentence in his own home where he can receive treat-
ment while his case is being decided
No. 261 Bexar, May 28, 1818
Stating that Captain Don Juan de Castafieda, commandant of La
Bahia, has sent several prisoners to Bexar because he has no place
to confine them; asking what disposition should be made of these
men since there is no jail in Bexar nor any means of maintaining
them; that the apostate Indian mentioned previously will go with
the next convoy to the commandant at Rio Grande who will send
him on [to Monterrey] for the commandant general's disposition
No. 262 B6xar, May 29, 1818
Acknowledging receipt of communication by which the command-
ant general instructed the Governor of Coahuila to furnish an escort
for the 500 horses to be sent to Rio Grande; stating that he would
send an escort to receive the horses at Rio Grande and bring them
to B6xar but that his garrison would be unprotected against the
daily Indian raids; expressing his thanks for the proposed assistance
and his apprehension about the present critical situation; reporting
that the equipment received from Saltillo will be worthless without
saddle trees and the few he has on hand are in bad condition; re-
iterating that he now has very few men and considers his position
dangerous and insecure.
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