Tejano History

Calahorra Y Saenz, Jose Francisco

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CALAHORRA Y SAENZ, JOSÉ FRANCISCO (?–?). Fray José Francisco Calahorra y Saenz was for over twenty years a Franciscan missionary in East Texas. His services demonstrate the superlative use to which the Spanish government put priests as mediators and diplomats. His 1745 report from Nacogdoches to Joaquín de Orobio y Basterra, captain at La Bahía, concerning Frenchmen wrecked on the Texas coast resulted in Orobio's visit to Los Adaes to consult Governor Francisco García Larios on French activities.



   Courtesy of the Texas State Historical Association.