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Pedro de Arriquibar Letters

The collection contains two holograph letters, dated Aug. 6 and Dec. 6, 1796, from Pedro de Arriquibar, chaplain of the Presidio de San Agustín del Tucson, to Bishop Fray Francisco Rouset de Jesus, Diocese of Sonora, Mexico. The letters provide a brief description and inventory of his church; and mentions Native Americans, civilians, and military in the area, and the needs of the church. The letters are typed transcriptions with English summaries included.