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A new Projection of the Western Hemisphere of the Earth on a Plane

Description: This map shows the western hemisphere on a projection. The entire map is round with the upper and lower halves formed by inter-connected partial circles. North and Central America (and the northern part of South America) are shown in the top half, and South America is shown in the bottom half. Island chains are shown in left and right wedges. The portion on the left is labeled "Bahama or Lucayos Islands" and the one on the right is labeled "Antilles Leeward or Caribbee I.
Date: May 1, 1776
Creator: Hardy, J. & Bowen, Thomas, d. 1790
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

[Decree from Viceroy Bucareli]

Description: Decree Viceroy Don Antonio María Bucareli y Ursúa citing a previous decree of September 24, 1778, ordering all magistrates to obey legal authorities as the king's representatives. According to the document it was read as published by authorities in several cities.
Date: 1779-05~
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[Decree Concerning Lands from Diego de Lasaga]

Description: Decree from Diego de Lasaga, Governor of Nuevo Santander, concerning lands. de Lasaga says that all lands should be registered, properly distributed; the signatures at the end represent officials in multiple cities acknowledging their having received the decree.
Date: 1784-05~
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[Correspondence Between Joseph Clemente Gutiérrez de Lara and Santiago de Jesús Sánchez]

Description: Correspondence between Joseph Clemente Gutiérrez de Lara and Santiago de Jesús Sánchez in which de Lara asks for justice to be served over damages done to his ranch. Also included is an order from Sánchez for an investigation to take place, testimonies taken; according to the document the thieves were caught.
Date: 1785-05~
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[Printed Decree from the Viceroy]

Description: Printed decree from Viceroy Güemez referencing a decree from November 14, 1791 permitting Juan de Aguilar, an Indian from Pueblo de Mitla to go to Spain for commercial reasons. According to the decree the Viceroy may give permissions like this, for a limited time, in the future.
Date: May 17, 1792
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[Description of a Criminal by Manuel de Flor]

Description: Message from Manuel de Flor describing the José Prat, who is wanted on criminal charges. The signatures on the document represent the various Spanish authorities acknowledging their having received the announcement. The document itself is stained in multiple locations and has slight tears on the edges of the paper.
Date: 1796-05~
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[Message from Santiago de Jesús Sánchez to the Captain of the Militia, May 6, 1799]

Description: Message from Santiago de Jesús Sánchez to José Jesús de la Garza, captain of the militia, informing him of an individual breaking the law. According to the message the man, from Lampasos, is selling liquor and setting up games; de Jesús Sánchez asks whether the law should be enforced. de la Garza responds by saying the liquor should be destroyed and the man, Alexandro Escalera, be thrown in jail.
Date: 1799-05~
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[Transcript of Letter from Delassus de Luziere to Moses Austin, May 14, 1799]

Description: Copy of transcript for a letter from Delassus de Luziere to Moses Austin, on May 14, 1799, discussing the claim of the Austins to mine for minerals at Mine a Breton in Sainte Genevieve, Missouri. He attempts to solve the issue of who should receive the money from the mine.
Date: May 14, 1799
Creator: Luziere, Delassus de
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Transcript of Corrected Statement for a parcel of Bars and Sheet Lead, and Shot Received of Moses Austin and sold by F. Merieult taken from an account of sales rendered by Meriult, May 22, 1801]

Description: Copy of transcript for a corrected financial statement documenting the sale of lead bars, sheet, and shot sold on consignment to John F. Merieult. The statement includes date of purchase, purchaser's name, quantity, and price.
Date: May 22, 1801
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History