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[Correspondence Concerning a Marriage License]

Description: Communications concerning a marriage license for Joseph Antonio Losano and Maria Guadalupe Gimenes; Losano is a Mestizo, and Gimenes is a mulatta. In the following text Antonio Larralde mentions that Losano says that there are no obstacles with obtaining the license but there is no priest around to perform a wedding.
Date: January 16, 1762
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[Decree Concerning Children from Santiago de Jesús Sánchez]

Description: Decree from Santiago de Jesús Sánchez saying that all children are to be sent to school where Juan Andrés de Islas will be the teacher. According to the decree, soldiers are ordered to enforce this law.
Date: 1785-01~
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[Decree from Governor Melchor Vidal de Larca y Villena]

Description: Decree from Governor Melchor Vidal de Larca y Villena with orders to comply with the taking of a census originally ordered by Viceroy Bucareli. The decree also indicates what is to be included in the census.
Date: 1788-01~
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[Petition from Laredo Officials to the Governor]

Description: Petition from officials in Laredo to the Governor of Nueva Santander Melchor Vidal de Larca y Villena. According to the petition, the townspeople wish to continue rounding up cattle, as they have done since 1755, for their use. The governor responds by granting permission to do this, however branded cattle are to be returned to their owners.
Date: 1788-01~
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[Census for Villa San Augustín de Laredo]

Description: Census for Villa San Augustín de Laredo with a list of all Spanish inhabitants of the town. The chart is broken down into columns with the individual's name written on the left and numbers in corresponding columns depending on their circumstances.
Date: January 29, 1789
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[Decree from Viceroy Juan Vicente Güemez]

Description: Message from Viceroy Juan Vicente Güemez citing a decree from December 22, 1789 that says no land transactions which are illegal should be recorded.
Date: 1790-01~
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[Message from Manuel Muñoz]

Description: Message from Manuel Muñoz citing comments by the Viceroy on new taxation and more rules for Nuevo Santander.
Date: 1790-01~
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[Message from the Viceroy and Manuel Muñoz]

Description: Message from the Viceroy citing a decree of December 19, 1789 which states that no one engaged in collecting taxes or any financial administration role is allowed to engage in commerce.
Date: 1790-01~
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[Orders to Five Villas within Nuevo Santander]

Description: Orders sent to five villas, Reynosa, Camargo, Mier, Revilla, and Laredo, from the Intendent to collect taxes and send the money. The smaller document says that this is for the year 1791, and lists out the months of January, March, June, November, and December.
Date: 1791-01~
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[Five Decrees from the Conde de la Sierra Gorda]

Description: Five decrees published by the Conde de la Sierra Gorda while in Laredo. Decrees range from August 1796 to October 1796 and cover topics concerning religious authorities following canon law; amnesty for all persons not guilty of serious crimes; and legal regulations.
Date: 1797-01~
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[Request from Manuel García del Barrio to Spanish Authorities]

Description: Request from Manuel García del Barrio asking all Spanish authorities to look out for six men wanted on criminal charges. Included are descriptions of each of the men as well as signatures from local town officials acknowledging their having received the notice.
Date: 1797-01~
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[Official Record from José Jesús de la Garza to the Governor]

Description: Official record from José Jesús de la Garza to the Governor of Nuevo Santander stating that José Martín Morales has sold his portion of land grant #40 in la Villa de Burgos to Julio Jose Quintana for 25 pesos in order to settle a debt. The document is severely torn on the right side of the paper and has small holes throughout the interior.
Date: 1798-01~
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[Printed Edict from Viceroy de la Grúa Talamanca]

Description: Printed edict from the Viceroy of New Spain, by order of the King of Spain, with rules and regulations concerning military prisoners. The edict states that these regulations are to be observed when removing prisoners from their place of refuge, and are to be followed across the nation with respect to the Church and clergy.
Date: January 8, 1798
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[Message from Governor Manuel de Iturbe]

Description: Message from Governor Manuel de Iturbe asking for contributions for orphans, widows, etc. The towns where this was sent are listed on the left side of the page, and officials signed the document acknowledging receiving the message from the governor.
Date: 1807-01~
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[Message from Manuel de Iturbe and the Intendant of San Luis Potosí]

Description: Message from Manuel de Iturbe and the Intendant of San Luis Potosí saying that the first sale of salted meat is exempted from tax. The document is signed and dated by local Spanish officials acknowledging their having received the notice from the governor.
Date: 1808-01~
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[Message from Manuel de Iturbe Concerning Titles]

Description: Message from Manuel de Iturbe to the captains and justicias saying that the Principe de la Paz should be addressed as "Serenísimo Señor." The document is signed by local Spanish authorities and dated acknowledging their having received the notice.
Date: 1808-01~
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library