The following are ordinances regarding the orphan maidens

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Title: The following are ordinances regarding the orphan maidens
Author: Alvarez, Diego; Cabello, Francizco
Translator: Gauthereau-Bryson, Lorena
Abstract: This document establishes a donation of 1,000 pesos for the dowries of two orphaned maidens, per year. It specifies that each maiden is to receive 500 pesos and that this money is to be administered by the St. Agustin of Our Lady of Grace Monastery. The funding for the dowries is to come from the leases paid by various persons on property owned by Diego Alvarez. The names of the persons paying these leases and the amount they are charged is listed in the document. In addition, the document describes the manner in which these maidens should be selected, their order of preference, and the qualities and conditions that must be met to qualify for the dowry.
Description: 8 handwritten leaves. The last will and testament of Diego Alvarez, describing ordinances related to Diego Alvarez' planned provisions for orphaned girls and beneficiaries.
Citation: Alvarez, Diego and Cabello, Francizco. The following are ordinances regarding the orphan maidens. Translated by Gauthereau-Bryson, Lorena. 1597. From Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Britton Collection of Early Texas and U.S. Civil War documents, 1597-1903, MS 009.

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