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Title Register of viceregal orders issued between May 7, 1552 and December 2, 1553 [manuscript]
Author Velasco, Luís de (1511-1564)
Document Type Official Record
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Register of orders of the viceroy Luis de Velasco, issued between May 7, 1552 and December 2, 1553, concerning the political, social, economic, and religious administration of Mexico. The orders cover a wide range of routine administrative operations, such as land grants; orders for payment of salaries and commissions; authorizations for construction of convents and monasteries; regulation of Indian activities; appointments to office; settlements of water disputes and other lawsuits; payment of tributes; and ordinances for various municipalities. Many of the orders issued by the viceroy are signed by the government secretary, Antonio de Turcios. A preliminary "Noticia" signed by Ignacio Manuel de Cervantes and dated in Mexico City on September 2, 1778, indicates that an analysis of the handwriting of the ms. has confirmed the identity of the copyist as Gregorio López, who, according to Gerhard, probably copied the register in 1562 or 1563. The note also includes a fragment of the original index to the register.
Names Turcios, Antonio de; Cervantes, Ignacio Manuel de; López, Gregorio
Places Mexico City, Mexico; Spain
Keywords politics, economy, religion, Mexican, land grant, payment, expenses, law, law and order, litigation, church, government, government relations, Spain, colonialism
Theme Indigenous Peoples of Mexico; American Indians and the European Powers
Culture Area Mesoamerica
Language Spanish
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT Ayer MS 1121
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue