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Serra, Junipero Minutes of meeting of Vice Regal War Junta and Ministry of Treasury (in Spanish).

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06295 Author/Creator: Serra, Junipero Place Written: s.l. Type: Manuscript document Date: circa 6 May 1773 Pagination: 18 p. 31.6 x 22 cm Order a Copy

Includes a 32 point report by Serra on missionaries and soldiers of Ancillary presidios. Discusses discipline, temptations of flesh, criminal activities, supplies and attempts to separate military and religious aspects of the order in California.

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