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Archivos de Laredo: Death and Taxes

Description: Translation and summaries of wills, inventories, and tax lists from the Laredo Archives, held by St. Mary's University in San Antonio, Texas. Index starts on page 62.
Date: November 2001
Creator: Wood, Robert D.
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[Announcement from Joaquín Vidal de Larca]

Description: Announcment from Joaquín Vidal de Larca saying that Governor Manuel de Iturbe has returned to the province. The document says that officials are to divulge the news in the usual manner, and is signed by local Spanish justicias.
Date: 1809-11~
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[Announcement from José Ramón Díaz de Bustamente]

Description: Announcement from José Ramón Díaz de Bustamente saying that he has received permission from the governor of the province to issue passports into the province of Texas. The document is signed by local officials in towns and villas such as Refugio, Reynosa, Camargo, Mier, and Revilla, all listed on the left side of the first page.
Date: 1810-11~
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[Copy of the Mexican Declaration of Independence and Other Documents]

Description: Copy of the Mexican Declaration of Independence from the signers of the declaration. The first page has a note referring to the notebook of the "Bandos Nacionales" directed by the government of Nuevo Santander. Also included are various decrees, regulations, election results and other governmental affairs.
Date: 1821-11~
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[Correspondence from Diego de Lasaga]

Description: Message from Diego de Lasaga with signatures from colonial justicias acknowledging the recovery and publishing accompanying royal decree. The accompanying signatures are justicias representing the various villas within Nuevo Santander.
Date: November 1781
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[Correspondence Regarding Francisco Martinez]

Description: Letter written from the court in Nuevo Laredo to the mayor of Laredo, Texas notifying him that Francisco Martinez has been stabbed to death and asking that his relatives be informed. A reply from the Laredo city council to the mayor of Nuevo Laredo asks them to turn over Martinez's body to his relatives for burial.
Date: November 23, 1866
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[Decree from the Interim Governor of Tamaulipas]

Description: Decree from the interim governor of Tamaulipas concerning the establishment of schools, procurement and requirements for teachers, and duties of inspection. The document is badly torn and stained, and has tape covering all four sides of the paper.
Date: 1830-11~
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[Decree from Viceroy Güemez Concerning Money]

Description: Decree from Viceroy Juan Vicente Güemez stating that older coinage is not to be sent to Spain or to anywhere outside of the country. The document itself has multiple stains and tears on both side of the paper, and the handwritten signatures are from officials in the villages acknowledging their receiving of the decree.
Date: 1791-11~
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library
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