These families are divided amongst the pueblos and presidios.
The garrison of four presidios of Sonora concentrated within the walls of Tucson, gave us no pause.
He was to make it by means of soldiers from his presidios and Indians from his province.
Presidios were erected and fortified, in order to keep the country pacified.
Such are outside vicariates, and the chaplaincies of presidios, fortresses, etc.
By revolution, the presidios became shorn of their strength, and no longer offered a barrier even to the weakest incursion.
Those who were boys might be kept in presidios, and in places where there is not so great need of experienced soldiers.
On the whole Rivera found the presidios in fair condition, but encountered many abuses.
To Hugo O'Conor, as comandante inspector, fell the task of arranging the line of presidios.
There were four presidios, each occupying a strategic position and protecting a group of missions.