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[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

[Printed Decree from the Viceroy of New Spain]

Description: Decree from Viceroy Martín de Mayorga Ferrer, citing a royal decree of June 5, 1780 celebrating the birth of a son by giving amnesty to prisoners not guilty of major crimes. The document itself has two seals stamped on it, one in the top left corner and one in the bottom left corner.
Date: August 23, 1781
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[Announcement from Joseph Antonio de la Garza Falcón]

Description: Announcement from Joseph Antonio de la Garza Falcón to justicias mayores saying that two new companies of soldiers are being formed and that young men may present themselves. This document has pieces of tape attached to all sides of the paper, and contains a few noticeable stains.
Date: 1784-08~
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[Decrees from Viceroy Manuel Antonio Flores Maldonado]

Description: Decrees from Viceroy Manuel Antonio Flores Maldonado citing several previous royal decrees dating back to 1767. This decree discusses the decree from February 8, 1789 providing for free commerce for various American ports, as well as rules for military men wanting to get married.
Date: 1789-08~
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[Ordinances from José González]

Description: Ordinances from José González, Justicia Mayor of Laredo, listed out over four pages. Ordinances include: no alcohol sold or brought in; no illegal games; one must report when leaving town; all outsiders must report upon entering; no butchering animals without permission; permission must be granted for dances, etc.
Date: 1790-08~
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[Transcript of Schedule of Property Belonging to Moses Austin and Co. Delivered to Charles Austin by Order of Stephen Austin, August 19, 1802]

Description: Copy of transcript for a transcript of schedule of property belonging to Moses Austin and Co. delivered to Charles Austin by James Austin on the order of Stephen Austin. The schedule of property includes a description of each item, the quantity of each item, and the price. Additionally, James Austin includes a note for Moses Austin indicating that he has fulfilled the obligations of his contract.
Date: August 19, 1802
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History