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Box: 1 Fold: 1 Bajadoz, October 18, 1824
10/18/1824

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS dated Bajadoz, October 18, 1824 from Francisco Enriquez y Giron to Manuel Bernaldez Pizzaro apologizing for the lateness of his reply,which could not be helped due to his mother's illness. He goes on to say that this illness has been afflicting many people and has given him and his wife, Rita, much reason to worry. FEG also mentions that Mariano Ricafort Palacin y Abarca will leave to Cadiz shortly to await an opportunity to leave for the Philippines where he will take up his post as Governor and Captain General of the islands.

Box: 1 Fold: 2 Bajadoz, September 3, 1825
9/3/1825

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS dated Bajadoz, September 3, 1825 from Francisco Enriquez y Giron to Manuel Bernaldez Pizzaro updating him on the activities of a mutual friend who is also named Manuel. FEG also speaks of a hard working African slave who will be baptized as soon as his smallpox clears up. He concludes the letter by saying that his mother has recovered from her illness nicely and that the rest of his family is also in good health.

Box: 1 Fold: 3 Manila, January 31, 1829
1/31/1829

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS dated Manila, January 31, 1829 from Franciso Enriquez y Giron to Manuel Bernaldez Pizzaro in which he speaks of a recently uncovered conspiracy developed by revolutionaries to assasinate members of the Spanish Government. The conspirators were arrested before they could carry out their plans and FEG feels that they should be dealt with severely and made examples of. FEB expresses his discontent with the way the Philippines being are governed and speaks illy of Ricafort, whom he believes is incompetent. He also mentions the frequency with which earthquakes occur.

Box: 1 Fold: 4 Manila, February 10, 1829
2/10/1829

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS dated Manila, February 10, 1829 from Francisco Enriquez y Giron to Manuel Bernaldez Pizzaro written in the hand of Domingo Roxas, possibly FEG's secretary. The purpose of the letter is to ask MBP to use his influence to assist a man named, Don Ramon Zuniga, who has yet to received a fourth of his due salary for his years of active service and wishes to be compensated.

Box: 1 Fold: 5 Manila, December 2, 1829
12/2/1829

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS dated Manila, December 2, 1829 from Francisco Enriquez y Giron to Francisco Gomez Pedroso describing how he and his family have adjusted to living in the Philippines. He talks about the beauty of the islands, which is marred only by the frequent earthquakes and lightening storms. FEG also shows some concern for his own safety when he discusses the lack of overall security on the island and the increasing boldness of the native people. FEG feels that measure need to be taken to fix this problem and re-assert the authority of the Spanish people.

Box: 1 Fold: 6 Manila, December 20, 1829
12/20/1829

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS dated Manila, December 20, 1829 from Francisco Enriquez y Giron to Manuel Bernaldez Pizzaro complaining about Governor Ricafort's inefficent and ineffective government.

Box: 1 Fold: 7 Manila, January 8, 1830
1/8/1830

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS dated Manila, January 8, 1830 from Francisco Enriquez y Giron to Manuel Bernaldez Pizzaro updating him on the recent bad weather, lightening storms and earthquakes they have had to endure. FEG continues to speak about how the current system of government has turned the country into a shadow of its former self. He speaks of efforts to counsel Governor Ricafort and the Ministry to implement positive changes, which have been all in vain. Furthermore, he laments the fact that he does not have the authority or influence to remedy those things that need reform.

Box: 1 Fold: 8 Manila, March 31, 1830
3/31/1830

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS dated Manila, March 31, 1830 from Francisco Enriquez y Giron to Manuel Bernaldez Pizarro in which he continues to grieve over the current state of affairs in the Phillppines and claims that if he were given the proper support he could bring the country to the level of prosperity which it is capable of. He also expresses his desire for a European secretary because he has no confidence in colonial ones.

Box: 1 Fold: 9 Manila, September 8, 1830
9/8/1830

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS dated Manila, September 8, 1830 from Francisco Enriquez y Giron to Manuel Bernaldez Pizzaro expressing his anger over the fact that the government does not dispose employees who have resided on the island for more than eight years or have married native women. He feels that European men who marry on the island and form large families develop interests that are not in accordance with those of Spain, which ultimately contributes to the demise of the government.

Box: 1 Fold: 10 Manila, December 12, 1830
12/12/1830

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS dated Manila, December 12, 1830 from Francisco Enriquez y Giron to Manuel Bernaldez Pizzaro informing him that a document arrived, which restored the functions of the Superintendent to the Intendency. He thanks MBP as he believes that he played a significant role in making that happen. He proceeds to announce that Ricafort will be leaving with the ship, Santa Ana, and expresses his relief that finally some of the damage he caused can be repaired. FEG feels that all the discomfort he has endured is paying off as Spanish troops have arrived and there are signs that the government is turning around for the better. A duplicate of this letter is found in the same folder.

Box: 1 Fold: 11 Manila, December 12, 1830
12/12/1830

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS dated Manila, December 12, 1830 from Getrudis Seguera to Josefa Folgueras describing a terrible epidemic that spread quickly throughout the population in the span of a few days. She belives the illness might have been brought over by the recently arrived troops. This, in addition to the cholera that many Europeans were afflicted with, caused many deaths. GS goes on to say that there is such similarity between the fashion and dance styles of Manila and Spain that one sometimes forgets how great the distance between them is. Lastly, GS speaks of Governor Ricafort's departure and the arrival of the new governor, Pascual Enrile y Alcedo. The bottom portion of the last page contains a small note from FEG wishing JF and her family well.

Box: 1 Fold: 12 Manila, January 10, 1831
1/10/1831

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS dated Manila, January 10, 1831 from Francisco Enriquez y Giron to Manuel Bernaldez in which he states that if certain incompetent government officials were to die it would be impossible to calculate the rapidity with which the colony would achieve prosperity and arrive at an Octavian peace.

Box: 1 Fold: 13 Manila, February 12, 1831
2/12/1831

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS dated Manila, February 12, 1831 from Francisco Enriquez y Giron to Manuel Bernaldez Pizzaro expressing his displeasure at the Governor Enrile's actions thus far, as he seems to be heading down the same road as his predecessor.

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