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[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

[Manuscript from Governor Joseph de Rubio to Military Officers]

Description: Manuscript of correspondence between Joseph de Rubio and military officers from Ollos, Burgos, Cruyllas, San Fernando, Real de Minas, Camargo, Mier, Revilla, and Laredo. In the text de Rubio gives advice and instructions on how to deal with the increased crimes, and Indian attacks.
Date: September 13, 1769
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[Order by Captain Tomás Sánchez]

Description: Order by Captain Tomás Sánchez de la Barrera y Gallardo of Laredo, requiring all civilians report to the town and settle within the city. He notes a fine of 25 pesos for anyone who does not comply within three days.
Date: 1775-09~
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[Order from Don Francisco de Etheagaray to Spanish Justices]

Description: Orders from Don Francisco de Etheagaray to Spanish officials in San Nicolás, Burgos, San Fernando, Reynosa, Camargo, Revella, and Laredo; the document orders the taking of a census by captains and justices in the towns. The document itself is stained and has a few small tears on the edges.
Date: 1777-09~
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[Message from Leonardo Sánchez de la Barrera]

Description: Message from Leonardo Sánchez de la Barrera asking for restitution of five sold animals. In the document he names culprits and an investigation is ordered, and testimonies are given, etc.
Date: 1783-09~
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[Decree from Governor Juan Miguel de Zozaya]

Description: Decree from the Governor of Nuevo Santander, Juan Miguel de Zozaya concerning taxation of grocery stores; included are lists of stores to be sent to Mexico. The document itself has a strip of tape along the left side and another piece placed horizontally down the middle.
Date: 1786-09~
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[Ordinances by Miguel Ponce Borrego]

Description: Ordinances by Miguel Ponce Borrego saying that no women servants are allowed at the river at night, nor a man after dark; no man should go to talk to women during the day; no dances without permission.
Date: 1788-09~
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[Decree from Viceroy Manuel Antonio Flores Maldonado]

Description: Decree from the Viceroy citing a previous decree of March 16, 1789 saying that Intendents report to the Audiencia not the Juntas Superiores de Real Hacienda.
Date: 1789-09~
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[Six Documents from Manuel Muñoz]

Description: Six documents from Manuel Muñoz including decrees and directions from the Intendent of San Luís Potosí. Included are an announcement of his appointment as governor; demands for a six-month account on state of water supply, and crops; a request for monthly reports on favorable or adverse activities, and information on Justicias Mayores; a document concerning the use of titles; and a document investigating complaints against Subdelgado.
Date: 1789-09~
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[Decree from the Conde la Sierra Gorda]

Description: Decree from the Conde de la Sierra Gorda saying that government employees are not allowed to marry persons within their jurisdiction. The document itself has a few stains, tears along the edges of the paper and a hole in the middle.
Date: 1791-09~
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[Order from José de Jesús de la Garza]

Description: Order from José de Jesús de la Garza in La Villa de San Augusin de Laredo, saying to keep criminals penned up and under control.
Date: 1796-09~
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[Criminal Case against Bentura Gonsales]

Description: Letter from Josef Arango to officials in Santa Maria with a criminal case against Bentura Gonsales for the killing of Ysidro Garcia. According to the case Gonsales escaped prison on February 15, 1797, and his apprehension is ordered. The document itself is badly stained and has frayed edges.
Date: 1801-09~
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[Official Message from Manuel de Iturbe]

Description: Official communication from Manuel de Iturbe concerning an inventory of prisoners, lands in abeyance, and accounts to be concluded on the last day of December and to be forwarded to the government on the 6th day of January. The towns in which the document was sent to are listed on the left side of the paper including, Laredo, Revilla, Camargo, etc.
Date: 1804-09~
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[Copy of an Official Communication from Nemesio Salsedo Regarding Military Actions]

Description: Copy of an official communication from Nemesio Salsedo giving notice that troops from Laredo and a large group of Lipans attacked Comanches. According to the rest of the document Salsedo requests that proper dispositions be taken to prevent further attacks and maintain peace with Indians to the North and West.
Date: 1804-09-20?
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[Orders from José Ramón Bustamente]

Description: Copy of an official communication from Nemesio Salsedo giving notice that troops from Laredo and a large group of Lipans attacked Comanches. According to the rest of the document Salsedo requests that proper dispositions be taken to prevent further attacks and maintain peace with the Comanches.
Date: 1804-09-20?
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[List of Debtors from Enrique Camilo Juárez]

Description: Letter from Enrique Camilo Juárez to the judge asking that the debtors on the list be made to pay off their debts.
Date: 1805-09~
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[Announcement from Manuel de Iturbe with a Declaration of War]

Description: Announcement from Manuel de Iturbe to Spanish justicias saying that war has been declared against England, and orders on shipping, etc. The document is signed by local Spanish authorities acknowledging they have received the notice and passed on the word.
Date: 1807-09~
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[Message from Manuel de Iturbe with Orders from the Viceroy]

Description: Message from Manuel de Iturbe with orders from the Viceroy concerning cultivating or settling unused lands. The orders are followed by numerous signatures from local Spanish authorities acknowledging their having received the message from de Iturbe.
Date: 1807-09~
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[Orders from Viceroy José de Iturrigaray]

Description: Message from Manuel de Iturbe with a decree from the Viceroy concerning punishments for fiscal officials who are guilty of crimes or violate trust. The document is signed by local Spanish officials acknowledging their having received the message from de Iturbe.
Date: 1807-09~
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[Request for Accounts from Manuel de Iturbe]

Description: Request from Manuel de Iturbe to Spanish justicias, asking for accounts on "media annata" be sent, with time of service for each receiver's predecessor. The document is signed by Spanish authorities in towns listed on the left side of the front page.
Date: 1807-09~
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[Announcement from Manuel de Iturbe and Felix Calleja]

Description: Message from Manuel de Iturbe and Felix Calleja saying that command of the brigade in Reino de Santander passes to Colonel Ignacio García Revallo. The document, which is slightly frayed, is signed by local Spanish justicias in the towns and villas acknowledging their having received the message.
Date: 1808-09~
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[Notifications from Manuel de Iturbe]

Description: Two documents, one a list, and the second a notification from Manuel de Iturbe; this comes from a meeting of governors and mayors in Mexico. The first document is a list of all pending juridical cases should be sent to Mexico City as soon as possible. The second document is a notification from Manuel de Iturbe to comply.
Date: 1808-09~
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library