October 6 (September 26, o.s.)

Mexico/New Mexico: Governor Pardiñas of Nueva Vizcaya sends the viceroy, the Conde de Galve, the copies of the muster lists of the fifty soldiers he sent to Governor Vargas of New Mexico to aid in the reconquest of that province that he had made on August 14.

New Mexico: In the morning Governor Vargas orders his men to be ready by noon to proceed from their camp at Picuris Pueblo to Taos, despite the fact that the ground at Picuris is covered in snow and the sky shows storm clouds brewing.  The men are ready at noon as ordered, so the expedition sets out.  It proceeds slowly, given the rough road and stormy weather, as far as a place called Miranda, where Vargas calls a halt for the night.

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