Mexico -- History -- To 1810
Found in 13 Collections and/or Records:
Handwritten and signed letter written in Spanish to the delegate of the district of Fulanzingo. The item deals with a decree of June 17, 1789 pertaining to registration and contributions of "pulperias" or provision stores. Also included in the item is a voucher slip containing five entries.
Printed and signed proclamation in Spanish. The item announces that the Brigadier Don Juan Garcia, commander of the "navio Santiago" will be leaving for Spain with the royal revenues from the port in Vera Cruz, Mexico. The document also gives logistical information to merchants who need to register goods to be shipped. On the back of this item there is a handwritten endorsement by the authorities at Puebla, Mexico who state that the proclamation has been obeyed by them.
Printed and signed proclamation giving instructions to use sealed paper for legal instruments. On the verso is a handwritten direction to enact the proclamation dated 1784 and signed by Alcalde Sierra.
Handwritten and signed letter written in Spanish to Father Felipe Segesser. The letter describes difficulties arising between certain priests, Spaniards, and Indians. Also included is a typed English translation of the manuscript.
Handwritten and leather bound manuscript detailing the life and travels of Quetzalcoatl, god-king of the Aztecs. Described are his teachings, miracles, and an explanation of his name. Duarte proposes the theory that Quetzalcoatl was in fact St. Thomas. This document also describes the history and geography of "Cholula," an area northeast of the Valley of Mexico.
Printed and signed decree in Spanish. The item repeats a decree of 1765 which forbids confessors to advise penitents to leave their inheritances to trust funds or to churches and convents. This copy was posted in Tulancingo.
Handwritten and signed order in Spanish. The document is for the paymaster of Nueva Viscaya to give all soldiers of the province complete payments. The item reprimands the actions of Colonel Juan Felipe Oroses who was making deductions on the soldier's salaries as punishment for the desertion of 17 men of the garrison at Cerro Gordol.
Handwritten statement and printed proclamation both in Spanish. The items relate to the banishment of a man from Mexico and certain measures to be taken against criminals in the mountains. The handwritten item has the date 1604 written in the margin. The printed document has no date.