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Francisco Viana
Gov. J.B. Elguezabal
June 24, 1805
Concerning Damian Valenzuela

Source: Bexar Archives, R.B. Blake Collection, Supp., Vol. V, Pg. 33.



"Citizen Damian Valenzuela came here from that presidio in pursuit of a married woman.  (He is) a carousing inebriate, who, when drunk, goes before her husband, insulting (him) because the woman refuses his advances.  This pursuit has been going on for several years, and he has even been exiled, but he returns.  He became jealous of a man whom he saw in the house and tried to whip him, but he was hurt instead by a blow from a club.  It will be very accommodating of you to send him so far away that he will never come back.  The man who whipped him fled, but he later returned, and I am punishing him.  As soon as he repays what he owes his master, he shall be banished where he will never return.

"May God preserve you many years.

La Bahia del Espiritu Santo, June 24, 1805.

Francisco Viana (rubric)

Governor Don Juan
Bautista de Elguezabel


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