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Memoria sobre la provincia de Tejas, y sus misiones, su situacion infeliz, y medios que pueden adoptarse para su prosperidad : Zacatecas, : manuscript, 1821 Nov 16.

From: Documents relating to Texas and Mexico

Memoria sobre la provincia de Tejas, y sus misiones, su situacion infeliz, y medios que pueden adoptarse para su prosperidad : Zacatecas, : manuscript, 1821 Nov 16.

From: Documents relating to Texas and Mexico

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Creator: Frejes, Francisco, 1784-1845
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Date: 1821 November 16
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Francisco Frejes was a Franciscan missionary and author of several historical works on Mexico.
Bound in a volume titled Documents relating to Texas and Mexico. For a full description of the volume, search by call number: WA MSS S-1614.
Abstract:
Manuscript, probably a copy, signed twice by Frejes, to Anastasio Bustamante, Captain General of the Provincias Internas. Frejes summarizes events of the last few years in Texas, especially the Indian wars. He criticizes the Spanish government for not doing more to protect the interests of Spanish settlements in Texas and for disregarding missionaries' criticisms of the military and other civil authorities. He recommends making treaties with the indigenous tribes, and encourages further settlements (including additional missions) and establishment of free trade. He speculates on the likelihood of foreign (especially American) incursions into Texas, given the lack of defenses on the coast of Texas, and recommends fortifying the boundary with the United States.
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28 p. ; 21 cm.
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