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Barbados.

Description: Map shows place names, coastline detail, and location of rocky points; fortification and structures of Tabago Road on verso. Includes descriptive text and birds-eye view. Depths shown by shading. Scale [ca. 1:121,000].
Date: [1765..1785]
Creator: Jno. Mount and Tho. Page
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

[Royal Decrees Concerning a Book and Gambling]

Description: Manuscript of a royal decree concerning the book about Regicide and Tyrranicide written by Fray Vicente Mas de Casaballs of the Order of Predicant friars; according to the decree this ideology must be stamped out, all teachers and students must observe section 15 of the Council of Constance. Included at the end is a torn, and stained bando, covered in tape against gambling and a request that all officials see to it that it is obeyed.
Date: 1768
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[Orders from the King Dispersed by the Marques de Croix]

Description: Orders from King Charles III to Bishops, and other members of the Church, to preach and practice respect for the Crown, the family, and all government officials. The orders, distributed in New Spain by Viceroy Marques de Croix, also call for them to limit activities to religious ones.
Date: July 22, 1768
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[Full Report on the Death of Maria Garcia]

Description: Report on the death of Maria Garcia, whether a suicide or murder. Garcia, found hanged, and her cadaver was placed in the public square, is the wife of Felix Basquez. The report contains details on the investigation that determined she committed suicide.
Date: July 31, 1768
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[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

[Decree Prohibiting Unlawful Manufacturing of Gunpowder]

Description: Decree from the Marques de Croix prohibiting, without royal permit, the manufacturing or sale of gunpowder. Also included are the penalties to be administered for those guilty of dealing in its contraband. This decree includes both printed text and pieces of paper with tape around the edges containing hand written text.
Date: September 27, 1768
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

[Letter from Vicente González de Santianés to the Viceroy, July 5, 1770]

Description: Letter from Vicente González de Santianés to the Viceroy of New Spain asking for authorization to deal with the matter of people moving south of the Rio Grande and causing issues with the native Indians in the region. de Santianés also calls out a ranking official as participating in the movement.
Date: July 5, 1770
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[Decree from the Marques de Croix]

Description: Decree from the Marques de Croix reminding all officials in New Spain of a previous decree in which he ordered that all Indians who hold official positions be taught Spanish and that only Spanish should be used.
Date: December 11, 1770
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

Amérique ou Indes Occidentales.

Description: Map shows the known extent of the North American continent, South America, the West Indies, Great Britain, and the Western coasts of Europe and Africa; areas of Native American habitation. Insets: "Isle de la Martinique" and "Isle de S. Domingue." Includes text: "L'Amérique." Relief shown pictorially. Scale [1:25,000,000].
Date: 1771
Creator: Robert de Vaugondy, Gilles, 1688-1766
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library