Citation and declaration.
On the same day mentioned on the back [of the sheet], there appeared before us the citizens of the tlaxilacalli of Santo Domingo Huexotitlan and the citizens of the tlaxilacalli of Pochtlan and Bartolomé de Vargas, who were questioned about the land of señor don Antonio González that he bought from those whose names are mentioned in the instrument of sale, whether it was truly inherited land or if they know it to be someone's property or tlaxilacalli land. And they answered, “We have nothing to demand concerning the aforementioned land,” and that they know that it was really the property of the sellers of the land, that it was their inherited land, and that is what they answered. [To show] that it is valid and authentic we set down here our names and our signatures, with witnesses.
As a witness and their proxy, Juan Soriano. Don Marcos Juan, alcalde. Don Vicente Ferrer Bautista, governor. Manuel de Paredes. Before me, don Antonio Bilibaldo y Flores, notary of the municipality.
Judgment and measurements.
On the same day aforementioned, when I the judge-governor and all the municipal officials had heard the statement of the tlaxilacalli citizens and seen how no one contradicts the possession that the land purchaser requests, I summoned the fields judge and with the power of our great ruler the king our lord I ordered him to measure the land. And from east to west it measured 40 brazas, on the east abutting on Bartolomé de Vargas’s land and on the west on the road going to Quauhpanahuazco and the land that belonged to señor Andrés González, whom God took, that now his children have. And in width it measured 20 brazas from north to south. It abuts on the north on lands of the citizens of the tlaxilacalli of San Simón Pochtlan, and on the south it abuts on the lands of the citizens of the tlaxilacalli of Santo Domingo Huexotitlan. And the unit of land measurement with which it was measured is the one that is 21/2 varas long, called “one full height.” And when the measurement was finished I summoned señor don Antonio González, member of the Third Order, and with the power of the king our lord I introduced him into possession. He threw stones, [gathered?] grass, and strolled about on his purchased land signifying that he took possession peacefully; no one disputed it or stepped forward.
[Translation by James Lockhart; continues on the next page]