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[Decree Concerning the Sale of Tobacco from Viceroy Marques de Croix]

Description: Decree from the Viceroy of New Spain, Marques de Croix, concerning the illegalities of planting and the sale of tobacco. This decree is to be sent to the Gobernadores, Corregidores, and Alcaldes mayores within New Spain.
Date: 1768
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume 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

[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

[Decree from Marques de Croix Concerning Missionaries]

Description: Decree from the Marques de Croix to Spanish officials concerning retiring missionaries. The text says that those who retire after ten years are permitted to take up posts in their respective orders, applicable to all of Nueva España.
Date: April 28, 1770
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[Decree from the Marques de Croix Concerning Jesuits]

Description: Decree from the Marques de Croix, by order of King Carlos III, prohibiting Jesuits from returning to Nueva España; thus ordering the expulsion of the Jesuits from New Spain.
Date: May 2, 1770
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[Decree from the Marques de Croix Concerning Legal Procedures]

Description: Decree from the Marques de Croix by order of the King, Carlos III; it is taped together on the back in four quadrants. The decree says that all legal documents and procedures are to meet the standards of the law.
Date: June 28, 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

[Correspondence from Francisco Sales Carrillo to the Justicia Mayor]

Description: Correspondence between Francisco Sales Carrillo and the Justicia Mayor saying that the new "bulles" of 1772-1773 are complete and that he is to collect the leftover old "bulles" and distribute the new "bulles."
Date: 1773~
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[Decree from Diego de Lasaga]

Description: Decree from Diego de Lasaga citing a previous decree that asks for donations from all subjects in America, one peso from freed men, and two from Spaniards; these donations are to go towards sustaining the war effort against England. In this decree de Lasaga explains how this process is to be done.
Date: 1781-04~
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[Message from Alonso López to Spanish Officials]

Description: Message from Alonso López to Spanish officials in Los Villas de Laredo, Revilla, Mier, Camargo, and Reynosa. López says he wants more information regarding a parish priest collecting tithes in Laredo.
Date: 1781-05~
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[Message from Viceroy Martín de Mayorga Ferrer]

Description: Message from the Viceroy Martín de Mayorga Ferrer relaying a message from the King that England has declared war on Spain as of December 21, 1870. This document has slight tears along the edges of the paper.
Date: 1781-07~
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[Land Claim by José Fernando Vidaurre]

Description: Land claim made by José Fernando Vidaurre sent to Governor Diego de Lasaga. According to the document this claim is of his uncle, Fernando Vásquez Borrego, and the governor orders an inquiry into the situation.
Date: 1782-04~
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[Correspondence Between Joseph Clemente Gutiérrez de Lara and Santiago de Jesús Sánchez]

Description: Correspondence between Joseph Clemente Gutiérrez de Lara and Santiago de Jesús Sánchez in which de Lara asks for justice to be served over damages done to his ranch. Also included is an order from Sánchez for an investigation to take place, testimonies taken; according to the document the thieves were caught.
Date: 1785-05~
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[Correspondence Between Domingo Cabello y Robles and Bartolomé Martínez]

Description: Correspondence between Domingo Cabello y Robles and Bartolomé Martínez, asking that José Antonio Queñones be apprehended and held until soldiers are able to retrieve him. According to the text he is guilty of various robberies, and had been captured but escaped; also according to the text he finally was captured two years later.
Date: 1786~
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[Petition from Laredo Officials to the Governor]

Description: Petition from officials in Laredo to the Governor of Nueva Santander Melchor Vidal de Larca y Villena. According to the petition, the townspeople wish to continue rounding up cattle, as they have done since 1755, for their use. The governor responds by granting permission to do this, however branded cattle are to be returned to their owners.
Date: 1788-01~
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[Census for Villa San Augustín de Laredo]

Description: Census for Villa San Augustín de Laredo with a list of all Spanish inhabitants of the town. The chart is broken down into columns with the individual's name written on the left and numbers in corresponding columns depending on their circumstances.
Date: January 29, 1789
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[Decree Concerning Jesuits from the Viceroy]

Description: Decree from Viceroy Manuel Antonio Flores Maldonado citing a decree from June 27, 1788 allowing ex-Jesuits to have the money from chaplaincies or other benefits which came to them from family connections. The document itself is badly stained along its left and right side.
Date: 1789-06~
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
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