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[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

[Royal Decree with Instructions on Tobacco]

Description: Royal decree from the Marques de Croix with instructions on the production, sale, etc. of tobacco. The last page of the decree is handwritten, after the signature of the Marques.
Date: May 14, 1770
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[Decree from Viceroy Bucareli]

Description: Decree Viceroy Don Antonio María Bucareli y Ursúa citing a previous decree of September 24, 1778, ordering all magistrates to obey legal authorities as the king's representatives. According to the document it was read as published by authorities in several cities.
Date: 1779-05~
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[Affidavit for Joseph Manuel Dovalina]

Description: Affidavit for Joseph Manuel Dovalina prepared by Antonio Joseph de Oyarvides certifying his good character.
Date: May 10, 1779
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

[Decree Concerning Lands from Diego de Lasaga]

Description: Decree from Diego de Lasaga, Governor of Nuevo Santander, concerning lands. de Lasaga says that all lands should be registered, properly distributed; the signatures at the end represent officials in multiple cities acknowledging their having received the decree.
Date: 1784-05~
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

[Message from Viceroy Güemez]

Description: Message from Viceroy Güemez citing a decree from January 20, 1792 stating that wills made unofficially are still legal and binding and are to be observed.
Date: 1792-05~
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[Printed Decree from the Viceroy]

Description: Printed decree from Viceroy Güemez referencing a decree from November 14, 1791 permitting Juan de Aguilar, an Indian from Pueblo de Mitla to go to Spain for commercial reasons. According to the decree the Viceroy may give permissions like this, for a limited time, in the future.
Date: May 17, 1792
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[Description of a Criminal by Manuel de Flor]

Description: Message from Manuel de Flor describing the José Prat, who is wanted on criminal charges. The signatures on the document represent the various Spanish authorities acknowledging their having received the announcement. The document itself is stained in multiple locations and has slight tears on the edges of the paper.
Date: 1796-05~
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[Official Communications between Spanish Officials and the Governor]

Description: Correspondence from Spanish officials to Governor Antonio Cordero regarding an unpaid loan due to Jose Menchaca not paid by Cayetano de la Garza who died in 1795. According to the communications, his son José Jesús de la Garza is made responsible for the debt and promises to pay.
Date: 1798-05~
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[Transcript of Account for Moses Austin payable to Stephen Austin, May 1798]

Description: Copy of transcript for an accounting record for balance owed by Moses Austin and payable Stephen Austin. This record looks to have been created retroactively, based on the addendum stating that the balance was settled between Stephen Austin and Moses Austin in 1797.
Date: May 1798
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Message from Santiago de Jesús Sánchez to the Captain of the Militia, May 6, 1799]

Description: Message from Santiago de Jesús Sánchez to José Jesús de la Garza, captain of the militia, informing him of an individual breaking the law. According to the message the man, from Lampasos, is selling liquor and setting up games; de Jesús Sánchez asks whether the law should be enforced. de la Garza responds by saying the liquor should be destroyed and the man, Alexandro Escalera, be thrown in jail.
Date: 1799-05~
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[Transcript of Account for Moses Austin payable to John Merieult, May 1801]

Description: Copy of transcript for an accounting record for Moses Austin payable to John Merieult which includes an itemized list of dry goods purchased on credit. This record includes the date of purchase, description of the items, quantity of items and price.
Date: May 1801
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Transcript of Corrected Statement for a parcel of Bars and Sheet Lead, and Shot Received of Moses Austin and sold by F. Merieult taken from an account of sales rendered by Meriult, May 22, 1801]

Description: Copy of transcript for a corrected financial statement documenting the sale of lead bars, sheet, and shot sold on consignment to John F. Merieult. The statement includes date of purchase, purchaser's name, quantity, and price.
Date: May 22, 1801
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History
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