Plan map of Presidio San Saba, by Jose Urrutia, 1767. The presidio was repeatedly attacked by hostile native peoples, particularly the Comanche. On an inspection tour of the presidios in Texas in 1767, Marques de Rubi sharply criticized the frontier outpost: “This is a fortification that is as barbarous as the enemy who attacks it.” (Map, “ Plano Presidio del San Saba,” original in British Library, London).
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