MOLINA, MIGUEL (?–?). Father Miguel Molina, a Franciscanqv, was the lone survivor of a Comanche attack on Santa Cruz de San Sabá mission in 1758. According to his own testimony, he heard screams about a cannon shot distant from the mission just after sunrise on March 16, 1758. Fearing an Indian attack, he hurried to the church to notify the other priests. The Indians approached with protestations of good will, declaring they wanted only the Apache neophytes of the mission, for the Apaches were their enemies. When the priests refused to surrender the neophytes, the Comanches set fire to the stockade and killed everyone except Father Molina, who slipped away wounded and wandered two days without food before he returned to the San Sabá presidio (see SAN LUIS DE LAS AMARILLAS PRESIDIO).
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