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[Decree from Carlos Francisco de Croix]

Description: Decree from the Marques de Croix, Viceroy of New Spain, to all the towns in the various cordilleras of the country, explaining the rules for the sale of tobacco; it includes details on where it can be sold, how it can be sold, as well as the taxes pertaining to the sales.
Date: {1768-02-19, 1768-05-03}
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[Royal Decree from King Carlos III to the Marques de Croix]

Description: Printed copy of a royal decree from King Carlos III withdrawing a book written by Fray Luis Vicente Mas de Casavalls concerning a controversial doctrine of Regicide and Tyrannicide. Also included at the end is a written decree from the King requesting all religious officials to preach respect for the king.
Date: {1766, 1768}
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[Three Bandos from the Marques de Croix]

Description: Manuscript of a Bando from the Viceroy Marques de Croix letting the Governor of Nuevo Santander that the fleet has arrived in Veracruz. The first printed edict is from the Marques concerning the eradication of the Jesuit School of Thought; none may teach nor any university allow their books in their possession. The printed Bando is from the Marques and contains a referral by the King to a previous "Real Cedula" where religious authorities are not to give asylum to criminals hiding in churches.
Date: {1769-03-31, 1769-05-08}
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[Printed Edict from the Marques de Croix]

Description: Printed edict from the Marques de Croix to the Justicia de Laredo informing him, and the other parish priests and magistrates, of the importance of teaching Indians the Spanish language so that they can be taught Christianity.
Date: October 10, 1769
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[Decree Prohibiting Unlawful Manufacturing of Gunpowder]

Description: Decree from the Marques de Croix prohibiting, without royal permit, the manufacturing or sale of gunpowder. Also included are the penalties to be administered for those guilty of dealing in its contraband. This decree includes both printed text and pieces of paper with tape around the edges containing hand written text.
Date: September 27, 1768
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

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

Description: 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.
Date: August 31, 1768
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[Full Report on the Death of Maria Garcia]

Description: Report on the death of Maria Garcia, whether a suicide or murder. Garcia, found hanged, and her cadaver was placed in the public square, is the wife of Felix Basquez. The report contains details on the investigation that determined she committed suicide.
Date: July 31, 1768
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[Orders from the King Dispersed by the Marques de Croix]

Description: Orders from King Charles III to Bishops, and other members of the Church, to preach and practice respect for the Crown, the family, and all government officials. The orders, distributed in New Spain by Viceroy Marques de Croix, also call for them to limit activities to religious ones.
Date: July 22, 1768
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

America settentrionale divisa ne' suoi principali stati.

Description: Map shows detail of the eastern and western coasts of North America, New Spain, and the West Indies; areas of Native American habitation; French "Loisiana" [Louisiana]; Pacific and Atlantic Oceans connecting via waterways across the northern regions of North America. Relief shown pictorially. Scale not given.
Date: [1768..1788]
Creator: Zatta, Antonio, fl. 1757-1797
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Mappe-monde sur un plan horizontal situé à 45 d. de latitude sud hemisphère occidental.

Description: Map shows South America, part or North America, part of Australia as "Nouvelle Hollande," New Zealand, and islands of the Pacific Ocean, an uncharted Antarctic Pole, and major cities. Insets: "Sphère oblique" and "Pour la latitude." Scale varies.
Date: [1768..1788]
Creator: André, Gaspard, fl. 1768-1801
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

[Royal Decrees Concerning a Book and Gambling]

Description: Manuscript of a royal decree concerning the book about Regicide and Tyrranicide written by Fray Vicente Mas de Casaballs of the Order of Predicant friars; according to the decree this ideology must be stamped out, all teachers and students must observe section 15 of the Council of Constance. Included at the end is a torn, and stained bando, covered in tape against gambling and a request that all officials see to it that it is obeyed.
Date: 1768
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

A chart shewing [sic.] part of the sea coast of Newfoundland from ye Bay of Bulls to Little Plecentia.

Description: Map shows "Plecentia Bay," St. Mary's Bay, islands west of "Plecentia" Harbor, and names of coastal inlets along the far southern and eastern shores of Newfoundland. Shows points of anchorage and docks on inset. Appears in B. Grierson's, the English Pilot. The Fourth Book. Depths shown by soundings. Bar scale in English leagues. Scale [ca. 1:230,990] and [ca. 1:108,600].
Date: 1767
Creator: Gaudy, John
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Mappe monde qui comprend les nouvelles découvertes faites jusqu'a ce jour.

Description: Map shows the routes of Bering's lieutenants Alexei Chirikou in 1741, and Martin Spanbery in 1728, through the Bering Straight, and the route of the l'Aigle and the La Marie in 1739. Includes illustrations of indigenous peoples. Map is possibly from: Crepy's Atlas Nouveau [1767-1773]. Scale [ca. 1:100 000 000].
Date: 1767
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Barbados.

Description: Map shows place names, coastline detail, and location of rocky points; fortification and structures of Tabago Road on verso. Includes descriptive text and birds-eye view. Depths shown by shading. Scale [ca. 1:121,000].
Date: [1765..1785]
Creator: Jno. Mount and Tho. Page
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Carte de l'Isle de Nieves.

Description: Map shows roads, settlements, parishes, harbors, churches, fortifications, and points of anchorage. Includes notes. Relief shown by pictorially and by hachures. Depths shown by soundings. Scale not given.
Date: 1764
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Carte reduite des costes de la Louisiane et de la Floride.

Description: Map shows coastline of French Louisiana along the Gulf of Mexico west of the Trinity River from a point labeled "Baye St. Louis ou de St. Bernard," and to the east to include the Florida peninsula and Atlantic coast of Florida [as Islands] ; part of the Bahamas and Cuba; islands and sailing routes through the Mississippi River delta on inset. Relief shown pictorially and depths shown by soundings. Inset: Carte des embouchures du fleuve St. Louis [Map of the mouth of Mississippi River]. Scale [ca. 1:2,500,000].
Date: 1764
Creator: Bellin, Jacques Nicolas, 1703-1772
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library