Spanish Archives of Laredo
"The Spanish Archives of Laredo, informally called the Laredo Archives, cover a period from 1749 to 1872 and consist of 3,452 handwritten official documents totaling 13,343 pages. These documents contain records of boundary surveys; land allotments; Indian raids; church, school, and social development; royal decrees and edicts; local laws and ordinances; civil and criminal litigation; census, tax, and trade statistics; and wills and estate settlements." This link accesses the digitized collection at The Portal to Texas History.
"Digitization of the Spanish Archives of Laredo was made possible through a TexTreasures grant from the Texas State Library and Archives Commission and access is provided by The Portal to Texas History and the University of North Texas."