This post, is about the 1757 General Visit of Reynosa by Jose Tienda de Cuervo, it includes a link to the original documents.
Jose Tienda de Cuervo, a knight of the order of Santiago, arrived in Reynosa on July 9, 1757 to inspect the town upon the request of Viceroy de las Amarillas.
The purpose of this post is to share with you the link to the original documents of the visit. The documents are in Spanish but the good thing is that they have transcribed them so you can use google translate to read them, that is if you don't know Spanish.
The records are being shared by the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico in their project titled "Poblar el Septentrion"
My favorite part of this document is that it contains a census of the whole community. It is nice to see the names of our ancestors. It also contains several signatures.
One of them is that of the Captain of Reynosa Carlos Cantu.
Here it is:
Do you use handwriting recognition software to read this documents?
No, I do not. It is already transcribed by the university.