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VALDEZ, JUAN (?–?). Juan Valdez was lieutenant general and alcalde of the presidio and villa of Bexar in 1720 when Father Antonio de San Buenaventura y Olivares presented a petition asking that no mission be granted the Zacatecan missionaries led by Father Antonio Margil de Jesús. Valdez answered that he had orders to establish such a mission and accordingly selected a site for San José y San Miguel de Aguayo Mission.
BIBLIOGRAPHY:Carlos E. Castañeda, Our Catholic Heritage in Texas (7 vols., Austin: Von Boeckmann-Jones, 1936–58; rpt., New York: Arno, 1976). Marion A. Habig, "Mission San José y San Miguel de Aguayo," Southwestern Historical Quarterly 71 (April 1968).
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