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[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

[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

[Decree from Conde de la Sierra Gorda]

Description: Decree from the Conde de la Sierra Gorda to officials in six villages in Nuevo Santander wanting them to send a list of properties and land in abeyance. Included are handwritten signatures from village officials acknowledging receipt of the decree.
Date: December 15, 1791
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[Announcement from the Conde de la Sierra Gorda]

Description: Announcement from the Conde de la Sierra Gorda saying that Don Felix Catlya to inspect all militia, and orders the roads repaired and a census of each town taken according to a given formula he presents. The document itself has tears on the right page and has stains on each page.
Date: 1794-12~
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[Notice from Roque Sánchez de Andrade]

Description: Notice from Roque Sánchez de Andrade advising all officials in the northern provinces that three men have escaped from prison. The document has signatures from Spanish officials in the local towns and villages acknowledging their having received the notice.
Date: 1797-12~
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[Official Message from Governor Manuel de Iturbe]

Description: Message from Manuel de Iturbe saying that no grants of any kind are permissible without paying taxes first. The document is signed by local authorities in the towns listed on the left side of the first page; these signatures acknowledge their having received the message.
Date: 1807-12~
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[Regulations from Manuel de Iturbe to Justicias]

Description: Message from Manuel de Iturbe with regulations from the viceroy on deserters returning to Spain; this message is signed and dated by local officials acknowledging their having received the message. The list of towns on the left side of the page show where the message was delivered.
Date: 1807-12~
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[Tobacco Rules from Manuel de Iturbe]

Description: Message from Manuel de Iturbe with rules and regulations concerning tobacco, sent out to local towns and villas in Mexico. The document is signed by local Spanish officials in towns such as Revilla, Camargo, Laredo, etc., and a list of the towns where this message was delivered appears on the left side of the front page.
Date: 1807-12~
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[Statement from Manuel de Iturbe to Captains and Justicias]

Description: Announcement from Manuel de Iturbe to Spanish captains and justicias saying that he is sending a decree from the viceroy and king, which announces the creation of a Council and Supreme Court to replace the suppressed tribunals. The message is signed and acknowledged by Spanish officials in the local towns and villas.
Date: 1809-12~
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[Statement from Manuel Villarreal to the Governor]

Description: Message from Manuel Villarreal to the governor saying that he is still having problems with Leocario Cano over sheep rented to him; Villarreal wants the matter settled as soon as possible. The document is signed by Spanish officials acknowledging having received Villarreal's statement.
Date: 1809-12~
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library
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