Tejano History

Cazorla, Luis

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       CAZORLA, LUIS (?–1788). Luis Cazorla served as captain of Nuestra Señora de Loreto Presidio from 1772 to 1778 and again from 1784 to 1788. He was first appointed by Viceroy Antonio María Bucareli y Ursúaqv on April 28, 1772, and succeeded Francisco de Tovarqv, who had resigned. Cazorla was captain of the presidio when the New Regulations for Presidios (1772) were adopted, and it was his task to implement them. His administration is best remembered for his explorations along the Texas coast to watch for English intrusions and for the murder at La Bahía of El Mocho, a Tonkawa chieftain, and three companions.


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