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    Financial Accounting for the Presidial Company of Monclova, and the District of Coahuila y Tejas - Manuscript Document Signed Twice by Pedro Valdez. Four-page manuscript document, 8.5" x 12", dated at Bexar, December 28, 1830. Being a general accounting ledger listing credits and debts for the military regiment up to the previous year, 1829. Ninety one individual entries are listed. Debits listed include: soldiers' pay, officials' pay, invalids' pay, donation funds, donation of arms to Chihuahua, militia piquet of Monclova, deceased Cristoval Dominguez, first company of patriots, supplement to the army of the east, donation of money for the campaign of the neighbors at Monclova, Nueva Viscaya for arms and effects, Bexar company for individuals who came in 1817, donation from residents of Monclova for 1813 campaign, also similar donation from Saltilla and Parras, and Treasury for 41 horses. Among the credits listed: Monies assigned from the provisional ayuntamiento to 1828, the 1829 ayuntamiento reformed, for supplies given to the hospital at Monclova, expenses in the year 1811 for imprisonment of insurgents, to supply peaceful Indians from 1812-1819, to supply Rio Grande company to the end of 1829, similar entries for the companies at Aguaverde and la Bahia, clothing, 100 lances, debt of the Alamo company, effects sent to the troops of Texas, robbery of this office in 1810, charges against the army of the East.

    This financial accounting provides a complete picture of the financial and organizational structure of the military forces in the Texas and Coahuila region and would be near impossible to compile from piecemeal receipts and items currently available in the archives.

    Pedro Valdez was the first elected alcalde of Monclova, the capital of Coahuila y Tejas; he would later serve as governor of Coahuila y Tejas. Document is countersigned by Manuel Menchaca. Valdez adds a second signature beneath a postscript at document's end. Very clean, with some showthrough; tiny pinhole at center fold, otherwise near fine. From the Taking of Texas Collection.


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