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[Orders from Santiago de Jesús Sánchez to Citizens]

Description: Orders from Santiago de Jesús Sánchez to citizens of Laredo saying that all capable children are to be sent to school to learn the Christian doctrine. According to the order children up to 12 years old who are not well versed in doctrine should go, and there are fines for disobedience.
Date: 1783-03~
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

[Judgement by Santiago de Jesús Sánchez Regarding Miguel Martínez]

Description: Judgement by Santiago de Jesús Sánchez concerning the case of Domingo Soberón against Miguel Martínez; the case stems from claims by Soberón that Martínez is living on his ranch. The judgement from Santiago rules in favor of Martínez. The document itself is very faded, leaving a large portion of the text illegible.
Date: 1785-04?
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

[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

[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