Informe to king describing establishment, development and current problems in Provincias Internas.
Ugarte y Loyola, Jacobo de
Chihuahua. October 8, 1789. 130p. Informe. Signed.
Relates history of provincias since 1752. As independent capitania general, Croix given same authority as commander in other areas and additional ones as needed to carry out special assignments. After Croix's promotion Neve assumes position. Rengel promoted at Neve's death. Concerns instructions for provincia by Galvez in 216 articles. Galvez ordered reinstatement of troop inspection and gave instructions for behavior towards Indians in war and peace. His instructions for military campaigns still being followed although campaigns decreased due to insufficient troops. says commanders must follow instructions exactly and have proof of military achievements due to exaggerations by some. Victories will force Indians to surrender as they have in Texas and Nueva Mexico. Wars in progress and troops relocated to Nueva Viscaya where most needed. Relates problem with Ugalde who disobeyed orders for attacks on and taking of Indians. Ugalde was reprimanded but awarded military control of half of provincias. Contains correspondence from virrey relating advantages of division. Ugarte says division is unneccessary, possibly harmful. Recommends relieving Ugalde and reinstating original comandancia general. Relates event in which 3,000 reducciones allowed to move into mountains due to insufficient supplies with promise of safety. Ugalde was informed of their status and ordered not to threaten. Ugalde attacked causing general unrest for his deceit. Ugalde later forced to make restitutions and return prisoners and property. Relates several accusations made about Ugalde. says despite evil nature, given title of brigadier. says Flores ordered division because he's new to area and unaware of its status. says Ugalde sent virrey fabricated information about campaigns which conflicted with his own. Due to information, Flores sent all Mescaleros to Savinas which only caused them to become hostile. Increased theft and murder in the area proves this. says he won't be able regain trust of betrayed Indians. Asks that king use his power to restore stability to area. Accompanied by long, detailed index of extracts of all documents cited in the report. (M. Dannemiller, April 1988)
Croix, Marques de
Galvez, Josef de (Visitador General)
Croix, Teodoro de (Comandante General)
Ugarte y Loyola, Jacobo (Governor)
Rengel, Josef Antonio (Coronel)
Ugalde, Juan de
Flores, Manuel Antonio (Virrey)
Galvez, Conde de (Virrey)
Diaz, Domingo (Capitan)
Elquezabal, Juan Bautista de (Capitan)
Echegaray, Manuel de
Neve, Phelipe de
Chizos, Sierra de los
Santa Rosa (Valle)
AZTM, AGN, Vol. 077 ff. 001-065 exp. 1,2
AGN, Mexico City, Provincias Internas Vol. 077 ff. 001-065 exp. 1
Folios 3, 18, 40, 49 are repeated.
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