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[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

[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

[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

[Transcription of a Letter from Jose Ossorio to Men in Laredo]

Description: Transcription of a letter from Jose Ossorio to "Señores Capitan, Cabildo y Apoderados de Laredo." The letter provides instructions on collecting tariffs, which include a permit the commisional despatch sent to the kingdom's magistrates and township deputies. The note at the bottom of the transcription is from the copier in 1936.
Date: January 27, 1936
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library