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[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

[Portrait etching and engraving of actor David Garrick]

Description: Etching and engraving of English actor David Garrick printed on December 1st, 1773. The design is attributed to N. Dance and was printed by British engraver and painter John Hall. The image surrounded by a detailed oval frame and two cherubs holding symbolic objects tied to drama and the theatre.
Date: December 1, 1773
Creator: Hall, John & Dance, N.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Nancy Cunningham to Sarah “Sally” Teackle Kendall - December 2, 1778]

Description: Letter from Nancy Cunningham to Sarah “Sally” Teackle Kendall describing her flight from Philadelphia during the Revolutionary War, and also contains updates about Teackle's brother Severn Teackle who is imprisoned by the British on a ship anchored off Long Island. Severn Teackle is the Grandfather of Severn Teackle Wallis. Attached to this letter is a note dated 1829 written by Elizabeth Upshur Teackle explaining how she came to be in possession of this letter from her Great Aunt Sally Teackle… more
Date: December 2, 1778
Creator: Cunningham, Nancy
Partner: Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library

[Message from Don Diego de Lasaga]

Description: Message from Diego de Lasaga, Governor of Nuevo Santander, citing a royal decree from October 12, 1778 that allows free commerce for ports in New Spain. The lower portion of the document contains a response from the Viceregal agent saying that a 3% tax will be placed on goods coming into Nuevo Santander, as he collected them in Soto La Marina.
Date: 1781-12~
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[Decree from Conde de la Sierra Gorda]

Description: Decree from the Conde de la Sierra Gorda to officials in six villages in Nuevo Santander wanting them to send a list of properties and land in abeyance. Included are handwritten signatures from village officials acknowledging receipt of the decree.
Date: December 15, 1791
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[Announcement from the Conde de la Sierra Gorda]

Description: Announcement from the Conde de la Sierra Gorda saying that Don Felix Catlya to inspect all militia, and orders the roads repaired and a census of each town taken according to a given formula he presents. The document itself has tears on the right page and has stains on each page.
Date: 1794-12~
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[Notice from Roque Sánchez de Andrade]

Description: Notice from Roque Sánchez de Andrade advising all officials in the northern provinces that three men have escaped from prison. The document has signatures from Spanish officials in the local towns and villages acknowledging their having received the notice.
Date: 1797-12~
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[Land Grant Indenture Document]

Description: Legal document for an indenture between James Winchester and Israel Moore of Sumner County, Tennessee which grants Moore land when he can pay $100 to the current owner, written October 17th, 1796. There are addenda acknowledging the land transfer, finalized in December, 1797.
Date: December 13, 1797
Creator: Tennessee
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Elizabeth Upshur Teackle to her sister, Ann Upshur Eyre - December 16, 1799]

Description: Letter from Elizabeth Upshur Teackle to her sister Ann Upshur Eyre, written from Philadelphia. She mentions see various friends in town such as Paschall Hollingsworth, Mr. Davis, and Ben Wilcocks, and members of the Teackle family..
Date: December 16, 1799
Creator: Teackle, Elizabeth Uphsur
Partner: Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library

[Letter from Elizabeth Upshur Teackle to her sister Ann Upshur Eyre - December 9, 1800]

Description: Letter from Elizabeth Upshur Teackle to her sister Ann Upshur Eyre, written from Princess Anne. She talks about her bout with the ague, and a picture of Ann that Littleton D. Teackle is sending from Philadelphia. She inquires to health of John Eyre and Sarah Eyre Lyon, his sister. She mentions Sarah Corbin Cropper Wise, Henrietta Teackle, Col. Waters and Susannah Gore Kendall.
Date: December 9, 1800
Creator: Teackle, Elizabeth Uphsur
Partner: Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library
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