The Explorers, 1492-1774


. . . at sunset I arrived at the Presidio of Tubac, which is the one in my charge. Here I requested Reverend Fray Juan Diaz, the one who has made the observations in our transit, to show on a map what we have done, in order to give an idea to his Excellency, the Viceroy, of the routes, villages, and other particulars which we have noted. Friday, May 27, at twelve o’clock today, the rest of the caravan, which I left behind, arrived at this presidio. Herewith the expedition has come completely to an end, with the successes and advantages which are set forth in the foregoing document, wherefore may the Lord of Hosts be blessed and praised – From Monte Rey to the presidio of Tubac, 294 leagues.

Today, the 13th of November, 1774, 1 made this copy to deliver on the same day to his Excellency, the Viceroy, Governor, and CaptainGeneral in this City of Mexico, into whose hands likewise I have delivered the map which has been mentioned.

Juan Bautista de Anza

On the 24th day of December, 1774, a certified copy was made from the original of this diary with which to make a report to his Majesty.

Translated by Brig. Gen. Maurice G. Holmes, USMC, Ret.