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Title
Elections in Indian Towns
Collection

Miscellaneous Afro-Latin America Collection

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1789
Library locations
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division
Shelf locator: Sc MG 418
Shelf locator: Box 1, Folder 27
Topics
Blacks -- History -- Latin America
Blacks -- Social conditions
Slavery -- History -- Latin America
Slaves
Enslaved people
Mexico
Elections
Genres
Documents
Notes
Content: Despatch referring to the problems and disruptions caused by elections among the Indians. Deals specifically with the case of the town of Xochimilco, in which two "half castes," Miguel Galicia and his son, Antonio Abad, who claimed to be Indians, were elected to the position of governor. According to the law of 1687, the governors of Indian towns and areas had to be "pure" 100% Indian, however, due to the fact that Spaniards, blacks, mulattoes, and mestizos were all living in Indian towns, these sort of electoral problems were becoming commonplace. The decree seeks the arrest of Antonio Abad for sedition, and to prohibit Miguel Galicia or others from influencing the natives to vote for their candidate.
Type of Resource
Text
Languages
Spanish, Castilian
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b18401028
MSS Unit ID: 22005
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 0451e170-dfaf-0132-d9eb-58d385a7bbd0
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1789: Created
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

MLA Format

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division, The New York Public Library. "Elections in Indian Towns" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1789. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/3f271290-dfb3-0132-1342-58d385a7bbd0

Chicago/Turabian Format

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division, The New York Public Library. "Elections in Indian Towns" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed January 23, 2020. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/3f271290-dfb3-0132-1342-58d385a7bbd0

APA Format

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division, The New York Public Library. (1789). Elections in Indian Towns Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/3f271290-dfb3-0132-1342-58d385a7bbd0

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Elections in Indian Towns