Sunday, February 15, 2015

Soldier Martin Torres ~ enlistment 1751

Martin Torres, son of Diego Torres and Maria Martin, native of the villa of Alburquerque in this jurisdiction, occupation farmer, height 5'5" tall, 25 years, CAPR (Roman Catholic), black hair and eyebrows, rosy skinned, broad flat nose, full-faced beard.  He fills the position for an unlimited time in this royal presidio of the villa of Santa Fe on this 1 of July 1751.  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 made the sign of the cross.  Those being witnesses were the Sergeants Antonio Guerrero and Pablo Sandoval. 

Margin:  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 749 – SAR. 
©Henrietta Martinez Christmas

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