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[Message from José Antonio Benavides to Felix M. Calleja]

Description: Message from José Antonio Benavides to Felix M. Calleja sending copies of 16 documents showing things he has done to preserve order within the province. The document has a piece of tape running down its left side, and is badly frayed along the right edge.
Date: 1811-08~
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[Announcement for the Establishment of a Position]

Description: Announcement from Governor Manuel de Iturbe saying that the position of "Promotor de Concursos" has been established. Local Spanish officials from the towns listed on the left of the document have their signatures on it acknowledging that they have received the word and passed it on.
Date: 1807-08~
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[Request from the Conde de la Sierra Gorda]

Description: Request from the Conde de la Sierra Gorda to officials from ten villages in Nuevo Santander. The Conde asks for statement of the financial condition of all persons in the "medio cabildo" from 1787 to 1794.
Date: 1794-08~
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[Official Message from Manuel de Iturbe]

Description: Message from Manuel de Iturbe to Spanish justicias with reports on meat consumed during one year asked for to set future quotas. The document is signed by Spanish officials of the local towns and villas acknowledging receipt of the message.
Date: 1807-08~
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[Announcement from Joaquín Vidal Concerning the Viceroy]

Description: Announcement from Joaquín Vidal saying that the new viceroy, Francisco Javier de Lizana, took office on July 19, 1809. The document is signed by numerous Spanish officials acknowledging having received the announcement and passed it on to others.
Date: 1809-08~
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[Decree from Manuel de Iturbe]

Description: Document signed by Manuel de Iturbe, and local Spanish officials, possibly a decree concerning sending children back to Spain to be educated. The document itself is badly torn and stained; the first page is missing large portions of the bottom and top of the page.
Date: 1807-08~
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[Message from Manuel de Iturbe to Justicias]

Description: Message from Manuel de Iturbe with rules concerning remuneration to the Spanish military. The document is signed by local Spanish authorities from the towns listed on the left side of the first page, acknowledging that they received and passed on the message.
Date: 1807-08~
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[Message from Brigida Sánchez to Lorenzo Sánchez de la Cortina]

Description: Message from Brigida Sánchez to Lorenzo Sánchez de la Cortina wanting a debt to be officially settled. Brigida appears to be writing in San Carlos, and de la Cortina's response comes from Laredo; the document is stained and has slightly frayed edges.
Date: 1811-08~
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

[Rules from Manuel de Iturbe Concerning Official Paper]

Description: Message from Manuel de Iturbe saying that official papers should have handwritten validation "for the reign of Ferdinand VII" written on it. The message is signed by local Spanish justicias acknowledging their receiving of the message from the governor.
Date: 1808-08~
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[Affidavit from Nicolás Gutiérrez de Mondoza and Francisco Thomas Cantú]

Description: Affidavit from Nicolás Gutiérrez de Mendoza and Francisco Thomas Cantú de el Río y la Cerda saying that Joseph Joaquín Cavasos is not a member of de Mendoza's parish and does not belong to the Villa of Laredo. According to Cantú Cavasos is a resident of Salinas.
Date: 1775-08~
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[Petition from José Damián Martínez to the Governor]

Description: Petition from José Damián Martínez to the Governor of Nuevo Santander asking for justice in affairs relating to his work on the hacienda. The document has a large stain on the bottom of the paper and slight tears on the sides.
Date: 1795-08~
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[Announcement from Manuel de Iturbe Concerning the Navy]

Description: Announcement from Manuel de Iturbe to Spanish justicias saying that Principe de la Paz has been named Almirante General. The document is signed by local Spanish officials, from towns listed on the left side of the front page, acknowledging their having received the announcement.
Date: 1807-08~
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

[Message from Viceroy Iturrigaray with a Declaration of War]

Description: Announcement from Viceroy Iturrigaray informing Spanish officials in New Spain of the declaration of war of Napoleon in France, in the name of King Ferdinand VII by the Junta de Armas. The document is signed by local justicias acknowledging their having received the announcement from the viceroy.
Date: August 16, 1808
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[Message from Manuel de Iturbe to Justicias]

Description: Message from Manuel de Iturbe to Spanish justicias concerning rewards for people who reveal unclaimed lands or goods. The document is signed by local Spanish authorities from the cities listed on the left side of the front page of the document, acknowledging their having received and passed on the Viceroy's message.
Date: 1807-08~
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[Report from José Lafuente Concerning a Murder]

Description: Report by José Lafuente concerning the murder of a man named Pedro Arroyos by an Indian named Marcos from San Antonio; included in this document are testimonies of the incident. There are various signatures from Spanish officials acknowledging the testimonies.
Date: 1809-08~
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[Correspondence Concerning Petra Sánchez]

Description: Message from Petra Sánchez to Ildefonso Ramón giving reasons why she opposes the marriage of her son. Ramón's response to Sánchez is written at the bottom of the third page of the document and is dated August 21, 1819.
Date: 1819-08~
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[Criminal Case Against José Antonio de la Cruz]

Description: Documents concerning a criminal case against José Antonio de la Cruz, who fired on persons sent to get him at the request of the mayor. There are multiple signatures in between breaks in the text acknowledging testimonies, witnesses, etc.
Date: 1820-08~
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[Two Documents from the Laredo Ayuntamiento]

Description: Two documents on one page from the Laredo ayuntamiento sharing results of elections in which Guadalupe Arombura is elected Secretary; the second document informs of José María González being named Receptor. Each document is signed by multiple officials including José Francisco de la Garza.
Date: 1824-08~
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[Statement from Vitorino Dovalina]

Description: Statement from Vitorino Dovalina answering a request for the presence of José María González in Mier.
Date: 1822-08~
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[Letter from José Andrés Farías to Juan José Llanos, August 24, 1818]

Description: Letter from José Andrés Farías to Juan José Llanos denouncing José María Tovar as possibly involved in contraband since he refuses to declare his goods. The document is stained in certain places and has a long piece of tape running down the right side of the paper.
Date: 1818-08~
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[Correspondence between José María García and Ildefonso Ramón]

Description: Correspondence between José María García and Ildefonso Ramón; García wants justice to find out why Petra Sánchez objects to her son getting married. According to the message García claims she is too ill to appear in court. Following the García message, Ramón's reponse can be seen at the bottom of the fourth page of the document.
Date: 1819-08~
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library
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