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[Royal Decree from King Carlos III to the Marques de Croix]

Description: Printed copy of a royal decree from King Carlos III withdrawing a book written by Fray Luis Vicente Mas de Casavalls concerning a controversial doctrine of Regicide and Tyrannicide. Also included at the end is a written decree from the King requesting all religious officials to preach respect for the king.
Date: {1766, 1768}
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[Decree from Viceroy Iturrigaray]

Description: Decree from Viceroy Iturrigaray with rules regarding to the selling or resigning from offices. The list of towns where this was delivered is located on the left side of the document, and the signatures on the back of the document represent acknowledgments from local officials that they received the decree.
Date: May 5, 1807
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

[Request from Francisco Yxart to Officials in Las Villas de Márgen]

Description: Request from Francisco Yxart in San Carlos to the capitanes and justicias of "las Villas del Márgen." Yxart asks for a list of lands in abeyance as soon as possible in order to meet the required date set by the government. The signatures following the request are those of town officials acknowledging their having received the request.
Date: 1802-10~
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[Message from Jose Lafuente in Laredo]

Description: Message from Jose Lafuente to people in Laredo concerning people who were using flower decorations reserved to Corpus Christi processions must pay a fine of of five pesos within fifteen days; jail sentences are to be issued without payments. Lafuente also references a recent drought.
Date: 1808-06~
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[Affidavit from Miguel Ponce Borrego]

Description: Affidavit from Miguel Ponce Borrego discussing irregularities among some military people in in Laredo. The document has a piece of tape on the right side of the paper protecting large tears on that side.
Date: 1789-04~
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[Order by Captain Tomás Sánchez]

Description: Order by Captain Tomás Sánchez de la Barrera y Gallardo of Laredo, requiring all civilians report to the town and settle within the city. He notes a fine of 25 pesos for anyone who does not comply within three days.
Date: 1775-09~
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

[Message from Don Diego de Lasaga]

Description: Message from Diego de Lasaga, Governor of Nuevo Santander, citing a royal decree from October 12, 1778 that allows free commerce for ports in New Spain. The lower portion of the document contains a response from the Viceregal agent saying that a 3% tax will be placed on goods coming into Nuevo Santander, as he collected them in Soto La Marina.
Date: 1781-12~
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