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Encyclopedia > José Castro

A descendant of a soldier in Anza’s company. He was comandante of the Mexican forces aiding Governor Alvarado in his revolution against two Mexican governors. Later he was the most active leader in resistance to U.S. rule after Monterey and San Francisco were taken by American forces. Other members of this family held many political offices and owned large land grants.

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Before we arrived at that place, General (Jos/) Castro had evacuated Santa Clara, and with a force reported to be about four hundred men and two pieces of artillery, commenced his retreat upon San Juan (Bautista), a former mission near Monterey, now occupied as a post and fortified with eight pieces of artillery.
I have this moment learned, by an Englishman just arrived from general Castro, at the Pueblo, that General Castro was probably at St. John's (Mission San Juan Bautista) last evening, and that you would probably be at the Pueblo at the same time.
Although I am in expectation of seeing General Castro, to enter into satisfactory terms with him, there maybe a necessity of one hundred men, well mounted, who are accustomed to riding, to form a force to prevent any further robbing of the farmers' houses, etc., by the Indians.
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