In this villa of Santa Cruz on the 21st of March 1710, before me, General Juan de Ulibarri, Sargento of the Kingdom and Province, Attorney General, perpetual alderman, and visitor, commissioned judge of this kingdom and jurisdiction, Secretary of Government and War, Ordinary Alcalde of the villa of Santa Fe and Captain of War of this Jurisdiction of la Cañada, there appeared Juan de Dios Martinez de Sandoval, resident of said jurisdiction, giving bond and security for Diego Martin, his brother-in-law, from whom he has special authority to treat with the Captain Bartolome Lobato and Miguel Tenorio de Alva, and to perform the royal sale. The boundaries are on the north, the hill of said Cañada; on the south, with the river; on the east with the arroyo that has a trough; and on the west with lands of said Juan de Dios Martin de Sandoval, the said site he gives as royal sale to doña Ursula Ramos of Santa Cruz for the sum of 50 pesos. It is understood that the said Diego Martin includes a small house and a small room he has built where he resides.
As he did not know how to sign, the Lt. Joseph Trujillo, Captain Matias Madrid and Francisco de Ribera, the two residents of the jurisdiction, on said day. Signed Bartolome Lobato, rubric; Miguel Tenorio de Alva, rubric: Juan de Uribarri, rubric.
References: Spanish Archives of New Mexico, Series I, Twitchell 736, Reel 4, Frames 890-891.
©Henrietta M. Christmas