[Letter from Juan Fernando de Palacio to José Martínez de Sotomayor, August 31, 1768]

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Letter from Juan Fernando de Palacio, Governor of Nuevo Santander, to Joseph Martinez de Soto Mayor, Alcalde de Laredo. Palacio acknowledges that he received the letters from de Soto Mayor concerning a woman who hanged herself, but the documents concerning the case should be kept in the Alcalde's file; de Palacio says that de Soto Mayor should continue raising funds for the Church.

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[4] p. ; 21 cm.

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Creator: Unknown. August 31, 1768.

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Letter from Juan Fernando de Palacio, Governor of Nuevo Santander, to Joseph Martinez de Soto Mayor, Alcalde de Laredo. Palacio acknowledges that he received the letters from de Soto Mayor concerning a woman who hanged herself, but the documents concerning the case should be kept in the Alcalde's file; de Palacio says that de Soto Mayor should continue raising funds for the Church.

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[4] p. ; 21 cm.

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Additional information: "Acknowledges receipt of letter & documents but it will not be necessary to send documents concerning the insane woman,who hanged herself. They should be kept in addressee's file. The Alcalde should continue to make every effort to raise the necessary funds to build the church."

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Spanish Archives of Laredo

Covering 1749-1872, these handwritten official documents contain records of boundary surveys; land allotments; Indian raids; church, school, and social development; royal decrees and edicts; local laws and ordinances; civil and criminal litigation; census, tax, and trade statistics; and wills and estate settlements.

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  • August 31, 1768

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[Letter from Juan Fernando de Palacio to José Martínez de Sotomayor, August 31, 1768], letter, August 31, 1768; (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth861890/: accessed May 23, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library.