January 3, 1701
I, Diego Truxillo, native resident of this kingdom, appear before your Excellency, in the best form according to law say. “That I am registering a tract of uncultivated land which is situated on the Chama River and it has for its boundaries; the Chama River, which joins the Rio del Norte, also bound by La Angostura, and the other side it is bound by the mesas, and this is in a Canada called Cundillo.” An arroyo runs through the middle of this land and it is all one section for which I ask, in order to build a house and to live in. Your Excellency, I ask and request, with all due respect, that you be pleased to grant this petition and I swear in due form this my petition, is not in malice and is necessary.
Signed Diego Truxillo (rubric)
Reference: SANM I, Twitchell 926
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