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Moncada, Fernando De Rivera y (fl. 1775-1776) to Antonio Bucareli (in Spanish)

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06287.08 Author/Creator: Moncada, Fernando De Rivera y (fl. 1775-1776) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 20 October 1776 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Discusses building missions in San Diego and San Juan Capistrano. Also mentions soldiers in the stockade and checking on the families of troops.

People: Dela Val

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Keywords/Subjects: American West, Religion, Global History and Civics, Foreign Affairs, Christianity, Catholicism, Military History, Children and Family, Construction

Sub Era: The War for Independence