Josef Marcos Delgado, son of Retired Captain don Manuel Delgado and doña Josefa Garcia de Noriega, a simple soldier of the Royal Presidio of New Mexico, with permission from the officials and of the Señor Governor of this Province, I ask and beg with the utmost respect, being superiors and with the most pleasure it serves to consider the distinction; in case of the service of my said father and with compassion that beseeches you I take credit and favor to solicit that I receive a grand land grant.
Signed, Joseph Marcos Delgado (rubric)
Margin: Chihuahua, Sep 9, 1800
As it states, signed Nava (rubric)
Reference: New Mexico State Records Center & Archives, Santa Fe, NM -- Arthur Delgado, Collection, Folder #8
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