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[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 Isabel de la Garza to Governor Vicente González]

Description: Petition from Isabel de la Garza, on behalf of her son Joseph Joaquín Cavasos, to Governor Vicente González de Santianés. According to the petition, the issue involving her son revolves around a land dispute.
Date: 1775-08~
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[Petition from Joseph Joaquín Cavasos]

Description: Petition from Joseph Joaquín Cavasos saying he should not be forced to move to Laredo. The Governor Vicente González says Cavasos is a deserter and his case should be investigated.
Date: 1775-08~
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[Decree from Governor Diego de Lasaga]

Description: Orders from Diego de Lasaga to all settlers in Nuevo Santander to arm themselves against possible attacks by the Indians. The document itself has stains and slight tears along the edges of the paper.
Date: 1781-08~
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[Printed Decree from Viceroy Martín de Mayorga Ferrer]

Description: Printed decree from Viceroy Martín de Mayorga Ferrer concerning the sale of and discovery of new mines, citing a Bando from November 18, 1779. The document has crease marks and has a piece of tape horizontally placed across the paper.
Date: August 21, 1781
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[Printed Decree from the Viceroy of New Spain]

Description: Decree from Viceroy Martín de Mayorga Ferrer, citing a royal decree of June 5, 1780 celebrating the birth of a son by giving amnesty to prisoners not guilty of major crimes. The document itself has two seals stamped on it, one in the top left corner and one in the bottom left corner.
Date: August 23, 1781
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[Announcement from Joseph Antonio de la Garza Falcón]

Description: Announcement from Joseph Antonio de la Garza Falcón to justicias mayores saying that two new companies of soldiers are being formed and that young men may present themselves. This document has pieces of tape attached to all sides of the paper, and contains a few noticeable stains.
Date: 1784-08~
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[Decree from Viceroy Manual Antonio Flores Maldonado]

Description: Decree from Viceroy Manual Antonio Flores Maldonado citing a previous decree concerning the "sale" of vacant offices. The decree calls for publishing and acknowledgment.
Date: August 1788
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[Decree from Viceroy Manuel Antonio Flores Maldonado]

Description: Decree from Viceroy Manuel Antonio Flores Maldonado citing a previous decree from January 10, 1788, saying that all claims against previous viceroy Bernardo de Gálvez should be filed.
Date: 1788-08~
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

[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

[Decree from Viceroy Juan Vicente Güemez]

Description: Printed decree from Viceroy Güemez saying that the tax levied during the previous war is abolished. The document has various handwritten signatures from officials acknowledging receipt of the decree.
Date: August 31, 1791
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

[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 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

[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

[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 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

[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

[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

[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

[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

[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

[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
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