Texas in the Middle Eighteenth Century: Studies in Spanish Colonial History and Administration (Google eBook)

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University of California Press, 1915 - Texas - 501 pages
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Page 10 - If the Indian were to become either a worthy Christian or a desirable subject, he must be disciplined in the rudiments of civilized life. The task of giving the discipline was likewise turned over to the missionary. Hence, the missions were designed to be not only Christian seminaries, but in addition were outposts for the control and training schools for the civilizing of the frontier.
Page 456 - Descripcion de las Misiones del Colegio de la Santa Cruz en el Rio de San Antonio, Ano de 1740," in San Francisco el Grande Archive, vol.
Page 412 - Bucareli, thus perpetuating the memory of their former home,19 and at the same time invoking the patronage of the viceroy, Antonio Maria de Bucareli y Ursua. The governor, in view of the distance of Paso Tomas from any settlement and of the fact that the new pueblo was to have no regular garrison, organized from their number a company of fifty militia, and named officers "for greater stimulation among them.
Page 446 - Nacogdoches, through being made headquarters for the trade and the distribution of presents among the dozen or more tribes in whose midst it lay, became the most important Indian agency in the province, while Ybarbo, as head of the community, became among the Indians of the northeast the most influential Spaniard of his day.
Page 429 - gave Ybarbo a bad name ; and declared his disappointment that the governor should establish the settlers in the very place best calculated to cause trouble. To permit them to remain, he said, was certain to entail evil consequences.
Page 323 - See above, p. 321. mission where the father provides them everything needed to eat and wear, they prefer to suffer hunger, nakedness, and other necessities, in order to be at liberty and idle in the woods or on the beach, giving themselves up to all kinds of vice, especially lust, theft, and...
Page 320 - The discretorio to the viceroy, May 27, 1757. ( At the end of 1755 the college sent an agent to the viceroy in person to urge haste in the matter); Barrios y Jauregui to the viceroy, August 26, 1757; letter to Camberos, May 26, 1756. 21 Report of the junta, in the Archivo General, original MS. The discussion of the question by the government may be found in communications of Aranda to the viceroy, January 24, 1758; Varcarcel to the viceroy, April 5, 1757; Valcarcel to the viceroy, February 1, 1758;...
Page 424 - Yscanes, and, if possible, the more distant tribes, to come and live near the new establishment. Before Arocha returned to Bexar he and Ybarbo were able, through lack of horses, to visit only the Texas and the...
Page 390 - A number of persons, thirty-five according to the reports, refusing to be thus evicted, fled to the woods, Most of the inhabitants, however, prepared to obey the command, though apparently with bad grace in some cases, for complaint was made against Gonzalez that "when the day for leaving arrived he mounted a horse and went from house to house, driving the people from...
Page 323 - ... of our Holy Faith and in good manners. He aids and succors them as best he may in all their needs, corporal and spiritual, giving them food to eat and clothing to wear. In the afternoon before evening prayers, with a stroke of the bell, he assembles them, big and little, in the cemetery, has them say the prayers and the Christian doctrine, explains and tries to teach them the mysteries of our Holy Faith, exhorting them to keep the commandments of God and of Our Holy Mother Church, and setting...

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