TYPE: Documents (Loose)
DIMENSIONS: 30 cm.    
COMPONENTS: 2p. Perhaps written, but definitely signed by Viceroy.
CONDITION: Very good condition.
NOTES: This letter from the Viceroy is quite unusual.
priceInfo: $1,000.00 
ITEM ID: 2988

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Viceroy of New Spain Letter to Silver Tycoon

Year: 1798
Decade: 1790s
Century: 18th (1701-1800)
Notes: June 1st, 1798.

Miguel José de Azanza, 54th Viceroy of the New Spain. Manuscript letter addressed to Don Diego de Rúl Cordoba, a powerful silver tycoon. This letter from the Viceroy is not an official letter, but a personal letter. It may have been written by him, but it is definitely signed by the Viceroy.    The letter was written just a day after being appointed Viceroy of the New Spain, addressed to the count and silver mining magnate  Diego de Rúl.“Ayer he recibido en la Villa de Orizaba de mano de mi antecesor el Exmo. Sr. Marqués de Branciforte el mando superior de estos Dominios como Virrey Gobernador y Capitán Gral. de ellos, con cuyos graves encargos de que quedo en ejercicio se ha dignado honrarme  la benignidad del Rey Ntro. Sor. “ He adds that he will remain in Orizaba the necessary time to:“Enterarme de todo lo perteneciente al pequeño ejército acantonado con motivo de la guerra actual con la Gran Bretaña”. (Know all relative to the small army stationed with the actual motive with Great Britain) Jose Miguel Azanza, Viceroy from 1798-1800. Known for strongly suppressing the rebellion of “the machetes”, which fought for the independence of Mexico.The stationed army that Azanza refers to, was one of the anticipatory measures taken by the Spanish Monarchy to protect the New Spain from the English after they sent a fleet that invaded the Island of Trinidad and Puerto Rico during the Anglo-Spanish war (1796-1808)Don Diego Rul, Count and silver tycoon of Guanajuato. He was one of the most powerful men in Mexico . It was a strong opponent of the Mexican insurgency and died at the hands of these, near Cuautla in the state of Morelos during the Independence of Mexico.