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Juan Ignacio Flores Mogollon

On October 5, 1712, Juan Ignacio Flores Mogollon, who had been commissioned by Felipe V at Madrid, assumed the office of governor of New Mexico.  His salary, which had been fixed by the king, was two thousand dollars per annum.  Within the first year of the new governor's incumbency, he had to address a revolution by the Sumas, against the Spaniards in the neighborhood of El Paso.  He was accused of malfeasance in office, but he was not tried until several years had elapsed.  He was relieved of his position by royal order, October 5, 1715.  His trial was had at Santa Fé in 1721, long after he had left the province, and the finding of the court was sent to the viceroy for confirmation, the costs being adjudged against him.  The officer charged with their collection reported that neither the accused nor any of his property could be found.