Manuel Paulin Rael (Aguilar) son of Pedro Rael and Ysavel Cerillo (Cedillo) native of this villa of Santa Fe, height 5'3" tall, 22 years, CAPR (Roman Catholic), red hair and eyebrows, blue eyes, full-face beard, fair skinned. He fills the position in this presidio of the villa of Santa Fe in place of his father, Pedro on 1 April 1757. 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; signed by mark. Those being witnesses were the Sergeants Antonio Guerrero and Pablo Sandoval. (mark)
Juan Bapta Anza (rubric)
Margin: He was discharged for not having observed the new regulations on 1 July 1779, (755).
Reference: Spanish Archives of New Mexico, Series II, Reel 21, Frame 755 – SAR.
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