Tejano History

Fernandez De Jauregui Urrutia, Joseph Antonio

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       FERNÁNDEZ DE JÁUREGUI URRUTIA, JOSEPH ANTONIO (?–?). From 1732 to 1741 Joseph Antonio Fernández de Jáuregui Urrutia served as governor of Nuevo León. In 1735 he wrote a report to the viceroy on conditions in his province. The document focused on the need to curb the hostile natives who inhabited the adjacent coastal region later incorporated into the province of Nuevo Santander. Although Fernández failed to offer a comprehensive plan for conquering the coastal strip, his report initiated a series of efforts to solve problems stemming from the region's hostile natives. When the viceroy failed to respond, Fernández forwarded his report with a map and supporting documents to the Crown, but King Felipe V took little notice. 


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