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[Two relations of the most supreme Texas significance], approximately 1770-1777

Identifier: F389-.G68-1770 -Oversize

Scope and Contents

Disbound folio pages, Documento XVLIII. Dated in San Antonio de Bexar on April 27, 1777, addressed to the Viceroy Bucareli, containing a "Relation" of Baron of Ripperda, Governor of Texas. The interesting "Relation" deals in 33 Chapters with attacks from hostile Indians, and the "Entradas" of Conde de Galve and D. Domingo Teran de los Rios for its surrender. Also do mention of D. Luis de Onis, Marques de Aguayo and the expedition of D. Pedro de Rivera. Mentioning, also, the foundation of several Missions and Presidios like Bahia, Adays, Bexar, San Antonio Valero (Alamo), San Xavier and San Saba. Its reduction, conditions, resources, etc.


  • 1770 - 1777



These materials are in Spanish.


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Biographical / Historical

Juan María Vicencio, Baron de Ripperdá (1725-1780) was the Spanish Imperial governor of Texas between 1769 and 1778, and Honduras between 1776-1780. During the period of 1776-1778, he had been appointed Governor of Honduras, but remained in Texas. He was governor during the removal of the capital of Tejas from Los Adaes, near modern day Natchitoches, Louisiana, to San Antonio de Béxar, as well as the abandonment of several eastern Texas missions, and the forced relocation of Adaesaño settlers from their eastern Texas homeland to the San Antonio area.


0.01 Linear Feet : 18 leaves, disbound. ; 31 x 22 cm.

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[Governor's reports on Texas], 1770-1777
I. Marc Carlson
2012 July
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