The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 44, July 1940 - April, 1941 Page: 92
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Southwestern Historical Quarterly
In the presidio of San Juan Bautista del Rio G[rand]e del
Norte, in the Province of Coahuila, on the twenty-ninth day
of the month of March, seventeen hundred thirty-four, having
seen and read with due attention and respect the superior dis-
patch enclosed herewith and which was issued by order of
His Ex[cellenc]y, Sefior Marqu6s de Casafuerte, my lord, vice-
roy, governor, and captain g[ene]ral of New Spain, I, D[o]n
Joseph Antonio de Eca y Mfizquiz, cap[tai]n and chief justice
of this royal presidio, hereby declare that I will obey it; and I
placed this special command of his ex[cellenc]y upon my head,'
and I shall comply with it whenever I am asked for the ten
soldiers of this royal presidio by special messenger from the
[Presidio] of S[a]n Antonio de Valero in the Prov[inc]e of
Texas, New Philippines. In witness whereof, and to attest
obedience thereto, I have issued this [statement] signed by my
hand and seal, together with my witnesses in attendance, who
likewise affixed their signatures hereon, because there is no
se [cret]ary of government and war in this presidio. In due
form I certify.
Don Joseph Antonio Eca y Mfizquiz
Witness : Witness :
Domo. de Monz6n Joseph Phblix Saenz
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1Documentary orders from a superior were placed upon the head by the
recipient in sign of homage and unquestioning obedience.
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