March 11, 1820:

List of Settlers Reported by First Lieutenant of Carnuel, Juan Bautista Duran

SANM I, REEL 27, SG 150 Frames 913 to 918 - Translation of Spanish Document "G":

"On this day the Lieutenant of Carnué Don Juan Bautista Duran has come before me, who being fully informed of that which you order concerning this settlement under date of the 25th of last month makes known to me the number of the settlers which there is at present as is shown in the list of names which I transmit reduced to two towns, which with a sufficiency of waters and land which each one has, assures me of the complete fulfillment with regard to the planting and cultivation of the land of which each person has an abundance.

In view of what I have stated under date of the 4th instant you will please order that which may be your pleasure so that I may execute it.

Of the twenty persons which you name on the said date eight of them are not there and six of them were not even there last year, who are Jose Pacheco, Juan Lucero, Rafael Carvajal, Jose Santos Telles, Juan Chaves and Jose Chaves.

The area which each town has is sufficient, from the information which the Lieutenant gives me and from what I know, "Saving what God may be pleased to send" they have sufficient water, but above all it will be according to what you may think best to determine, and some of them besides having constructed reservoirs have planted wheat.

I will take, Sir, the greatest satisfaction in carrying out all that your wise reflection and may suggest for the benefit of these poor people and that the King, our Lord, may have a return from his humble inhabitants.

God preserve you many years,

Pajarito, March 11, 1820.

Josef Mariano de la Peña [Rubric]

Senor Lieutenant Colonel and Governor,

Don Facundo Melgares

[on a separate sheet]

List of names of the number of settlers from Carnué to the old Pueblo of San Antoñio, included in two settlements, to wit,

Settlement of San Miguel

Lieutenant Don Juan Bautista Duran

Encarnacion Zamora

Juan Luis Garcia

Santiago Gutierrez

Rafael Martin

Joaquin Zedillo

Lorenzo Lucero

Mariano Lucero

Teodoro Duran

Jose Garcia

Tomas Garcia

Jose Duran

Anselmo Archuleta

Jose Lauriano Lopez

Asencio Moya

Mariano Anaya

Santiago Jinzo

Julian Chaves

Settlement of San Antoñio

Estevan Zedillo

Antoñio Torres

Jose Damian Apodaca

Rafael Gutierrez

Juan Nuanes

Jose Garcia Zamora

Manuel Lopez

Jose Manuel Gonzales

Felipe Martin

Gregorio Apodaca

Juan Manuel Martin

Juan Antoñio Gallego

Geronimo Pacheco

Jose Griego


Juan Antoñio Gulure

Juan Cristobal Gulure

Juan Rael

Pajarito, March 11, 1820

Josef Mariano de la Peña [Rubric]

[Endorsed on the letter preceding the above list]

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Santa Fe, March 16, 1820

Senor Don Pedro Pino will please report on this subject.

Melgares [Rubric]

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In view of the preceding decree and having acquainted myself with the official letter of the Senor Alcalde Don Mariano de la Peña and with the list of names which he transmits of the persons who at present are settled at Carnué, I state that for thirty two farming families there is little water, notwithstanding the said Alcalde states that it is sufficient in his own opinion and from the report of his lieutenant who guarantees the complete attainment of the object of the planting. On which account if you see fit you can grant the planting land to the thirty-two families who appear in the list of names.

Santa Fe, March 16, 1820.

Pedro Bautista Pino [Rubric]

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U. S. Surveyor General's Office,

Santa Fe, New Mexico,

April 17, 1886

The foregoing four pages contain a full, true, and correct translation to the best of my knowledge, of the original in Spanish on four pages, which original designated as letter "G", is on file in this office in private land claim file No. 96, in the name of Juan Ignacio Tafoya, et al. for the Cañon de Carnué tract.

Will M. Tipton [signature]


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Frame 917 reads:

"U.S. Surveyor General's Office,

Santa Fe, New Mexico.

I hereby certify that the signature affixed to the foregoing certificate is the genuine signature of Will. M. Tipton, who at the time of signing the same, was the official translator of this office, and that all his acts as such are entitled to full faith and credit.

In testimony where of I have here unto subscribed my name and caused the official seal of this office to be affixed, at the city of Santa Fe, this seventeenth day of April, A.D. 1886.

Geo W. Julian [signature]

U.S. Surveyor General

for New Mexico"

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SOURCE: Spanish Archives of New Mexico I, Microfilm reel 27, Surveyor General #150, "Cañon de Carnuel Land Grant" Fr. 913 to 918.


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