Joseph Julian Mares, son of Joseph Antonio and Ana Antonia Rodriguez, native of this villa of Santa Fe, occupation farmer, height 5'3" tall, age 25 years, CAPR (Roman Catholic), black hair and eyebrows, olive-skinned, heavy coarse beard. He fills the position for an unlimited time in this royal presidio of the villa of Santa Fe on this 5 of May 1746. He was read the penalties called for in the ordinance… having been advised that this is the explanation (justification), and no excuse whatsoever will be accepted from him; he signed. Those being witnesses were the Sergeants Antonio Guerrero and Pablo Sandoval. Signed Joph Mares
Margin: On 16 March 1771 he was promoted to Corporal. He was authorized to retire on 1 July 1779. Signed Juan Bapta Anza (rubric)
Reference: Spanish Archives of New Mexico, Series II, Reel 21, Frame 747 – SAR.
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