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resort in baroque Mexico - he pawned a silver altar ornament to a local baker in lieu of payment for over 100 pesos' worth of bread consumed by ingenio personnel. When tithe collectors called at the mill, Adame watched helplessly as the officials embargoed one of its slaves. Lack of capital finally forced the ingenio to suspend operations during the latter half of 1690. Refusing to believe that the ingenio had been idled, the order's creditors demanded that the ecclesiastical court investigate rumors that the brothers were selling sugar surreptitiously in Puebla in order to avoid having to surrender their profits to the court. Commissioned by the provisor to inspect the ingenio, Bachiller Jose G6mez, himself a member of the capellanes de coro, interviewed ingenio personnel, who supported Brother Adame's statement that no sugar had been shipped from the mill for over six months. Bachiller G6mez concluded that the Brothers of San Hip61ito lacked sufficient capital to rehabilitate the mill and hire workers to supplement its slave force. The only solution was to seek a tenant willing and able to finance necessary repairs. Because no producer in the Cuautla-Cuernavaca area seemed likely to take on the decrepit ingenio, G6mez recommended that a tenant be found in Mexico City. The provisor accepted G6mez's suggestion and solicited bids, and on April 4, 169 1, the brothers signed a lease with Gonzalo Diez Pineiro, who offered 22 AGN, Hospitales, Vol. 73, exp. 2. This content downloaded from on Tue, 09 Oct 2018 15:47:10 UTC All use subject to
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CHERYL E. MARTIN 39 only 4,500 pesos for the ingenio an Although hardly generous, these wer In the summer of 1691 the order's ne C6rcoles, requested a new rationing that since Provisor Diez de la Barrera annual income had declined from C6rcoles proposed that 3,000 peso Hip61lito and Oaxtepec - a quantity the remaining 6,000 pesos parceled o vociferous of the brothers' long-stand the Convent of San Ger6nimo, belit that the brothers had appealed exce ecclesiastical court by stressing the ch court's pity had harmed the credi foundations, said the administrator made in 1691, during the remainder of to make adjustments due to the declin brothers' tenants paid their rents d distributed the money among the ho The new century brought the brothe troubles. They never escaped the hea haciendas by their overly ambitious century began they still owed over Cofradia del Santo Sacramento. In 1 annual rent were allocated to the cap next thirteen years the capellanes did i realizing an acceptable current retur 19,000 pesos, although back interest w 250 pesos per year. In 1741 the broth back interest. Meanwhile, dwindling little cause for hope. By 1766, for e 2,600 pesos, approximately one-third On more than one occasion it was brothers' haciendas be sold to satisfy 23 AGN, Bienes Nacionales, Vol. 1215, exps. 2 and 3 an interesting glimpse into the plantation's labor children. Slaves were entrusted with many tasks in Particularly interesting is the number of slaves marr
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