Returning to Doña Ana — October 1845

After their visit to northern New Mexico, Bishop Zubiría and his companions journeyed back south, reaching Doña Ana by mid-October of 1845. It must have been a relief for them to be able to stop (again) at Doña Ana , especially after traveling through the Jornada del Muerto.

After resting, Eulogio Tobar, a priest traveling with the Bishop, baptized the infants Jose Dionicio Relles, Jose Juan Montoya, Maria Cristina Montoya and Juliana Ydalgo of Doña Ana. The following day, the Bishop officiated a confirmation ceremony.

On both sides of one sheet of paper — now water stained — the names of the celebrants:

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