TYPE: Documents (Loose)
COMPONENTS: 5 leaves. Manuscript document. Coat of arms seal of the King of Spain in the second leave. Signature of the Viceroy of the New Spain, García Sarmiento de Sotomayor, in the upper left tip of the second leave. In sealed paper.
CONDITION: In very good condition. 
Foreign Language Inscription: “Real Provisión por el que el Cura lleve los derechos parroquiales a la encomienda de Tecamachalco con arreglo a las órdenes del Rey”
ITEM ID: 3403

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Order to Collect Tributes from Indigenous Peoples

Year: 1647
Decade: 1640s
Century: 17th (1601-1700)

Royal Order from the King of Spain to collect tributes by the Indians for the church. Signed by the Viceroy García Sarmiento de Sotomayor.The document notes there are 2518 Indian tributaries, which had to pay in cash and in maize.  The final section is the signature of every town that the document was sent, notifying that they are aware of the order to collect tributes; Received in the towns of Tecamachalco, Tlacotepeque, San Salvador el Seco and San Andres Chalchicomulas.