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the government of Louisiana much more actively than many people
preferred.' There also he met and married Maria Guadalupe Prieto y
la Ronde, a native of New Orleans of Spanish-French ancestry. Per-
mission for the marriage was granted by the Council of the Indies
on March 16, 1803.8
Manuel Juan de Salcedo was ordered in 1803 to turn Louisiana
over to the French authority and to remain in New Orleans until
the boundary between Louisiana and Spanish West Florida was
settled.' He turned Louisiana over to France on November 30o, 1803,
but retained the towns of Manchak, Baton Rouge, and Mobile. He
also asked that Baton Rouge be made the capital of West Florida
and that he be allowed to fill out the remaining years of his five-year
term, as governor of West Florida. This request was approved." Dur-
ing all of this time, Manuel Maria was generally acting in his father's
stead. It was Manual Maria, who, in 1803, delivered the much
wanted adventurer, Indian leader, privateer, and pirate, William
Augustus Bowles,"1 to the Captain-General of Cuba in Havana." Also
Manuel Maria, acting in his father's place, with the Marquis de
Casa-Calvo, on the boundary commission to set the boundaries after
the cession of Louisiana to France," learned all about the boundary
'Ibid.; Pierre Cl6met de Laussat to Decr6s, July 3o, 18o03, ibid., I, 426; James Alexander
Robertson, Louisiana under the Rule of Spain, France, and the United States, 1785-18o7
(2 vols.; Cleveland, 1911), II, 231-232; Charles Etienne A. Gayarr6, History of Louisiana
(4 vols.; New York, 1854-1866), III, 592-593; Francois Marie Perrin du Lac, Voyage dans
les deux Louissanes (Paris, 1805), 391-392.
sExpediente personal of Manuel Maria de Salcedo y Quiroga and marriage documents
for her under the name Guadalupe Prieto, la Ronde [Foreste de la Ronde] de Burgos y
Brontin, in Incidencias, AGM, Segovia; for her baptismal records, see Enrique de Ocerin,
Indice de los expedientes matrimoniales de militares y marinos que se conservan en el
Archivo General Militar, 176-1865 (Madrid, 1959-), I, 444-445.
'Cddulas reales to Manuel Juan de Salcedo, January 18, March 1, 18o03, in Expediente
personal of Manuel Juan de Salcedo, AGM, Segovia.
0oCorrespondence between Manuel Juan de Salcedo and Pedro Cevallos, Secretary of
State, November So, 1808-April 2, 1804, ibid.
1After a term in the British army, Bowles married a daughter of a chief of the Creek
nation, deserted her and the Indians, and became successively a comedian, a merchant,
a representative of the Indian nations to Britain, a pirate, and a captive of the Spanish.
He was taken to Spain and then banished to Manila. Eventually he escaped and returned
to his piratical attacks on the Spanish and American areas along the coast of the Gulf
of Mexico, where he was again captured by the Spaniards and sent to Cuba. For more
on this native of Maryland, see Gayarr6, History of Louisiana, III, 315-319.
l2Pedro Cevallos to Manuel Juan de Salcedo, August 11, 1803, and a letter of Manuel
Juan de Salcedo, January 19, 1805, in Expediente personal of Manuel Juan de Salcedo,
18Manuel Juan Salcedo to Jos6 Antonio Caballero, September 5, 18o4, ibid. For details
of this involved negotiation see Robertson, Louisiana under the Rule of Spain, France,
and the United States, 1785-z8o7, II, 136-214.
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