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Grandfather dies of drink in 1791 Mexico  

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"Muerte de Indio Borracho" (Death of a drunk Indian) - court document


San Pedro Zacapuaxtla, Mexico




Four-page manuscrpt document, on sello quarto (2 conjugate sheets). 30.5x21.2 cm (12x8").

Manuscript legal document regarding the case of an Indian, Francisco, who was carrying his drunk grandfather, but the latter was not regaining consciousness. Francisco brought him to his wife, where they heard his chest "cracking." While they gave him aid, the grandfather died. The document contains the testimony of Francisco, in which he narrates how he found his grandfather drunk, the trouble he had carrying him, that he placed him under a tree and left him all day, but when he wasn't responding  he carried him to his wife, where he passed away. One of the Indians with whom his grandfather drank was identified as "Aguardiente." The document is incomplete, apparently, but still compelling.

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