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Don Miguel Vendrell y Puig Mathematical Disseration (Veracruz, Mexico)

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Author: Vendrell y Puig, Miguel
Abstract: Dissertation by Don Miguel Vendrell y Puig for Mathematics concerning the building of an aqueduct near the Jamapa River in Veracruz, Mexico. The dissertation also contains an illustration for part of the aqueduct.Dissertation outlining plans for “la condución de Agua del Rio Jamapa [a] la Nueva ciudad de Veracruz, para el Nuevo Proyecto que Don Miguel Vendrell y Puig presento a [V]SS. en su Disertacíon Mathematica que [en] el Cabildo celebrado en cuarto de Septiembre de mil setecientos noventa cuatro mandaron reserbár para tenerla presenta a su tiempo” / [the transport of water from the Rio Jamapa to the new city of Varacruz, for the new project that Don Miguel Vendrell y Puig presented to [V]SS. in his mathematical dissertation which, [in] the town council/hall held on September 4th, 1794, [was kept to be presented at its alotted time?]]. He begins by expressing thanks for “la poderosa [reccomendación?] que me hiso el Caballero Procurador Generál Don [?] Lagoa de Miranda a fin deque recopilara algunos pensamientos utiles para la Conducion de Agua a esta Ciudad” / [the powerful [recommendation?] given to me by Attorney General Don [?] Lagoa de Miranda so that I could compile some useful ideas for the transport of water to this city]. Mentions the "Caballero Don Pedro [G]orostisa que en paz descanse” / [Caballero Don Pedro [G]orostisa who rests in peace]. Claims, “mi Maquina Ydraulica … se puede conducir el Agua con suma facilidad” / [my hydraulic machine … can transport the water with extreme ease]. Claims that a project for transporting water should meet “estas circumstancias: 1a Breve, 2a Barata, 3a Segura, 4a Facil de Limpiar, Registrar, Componer, y Limpia” / [these circumstances: 1a Short, 2a Cheap, 3a Secure, 4a Easy to Clean, [Check/Register], Put Together, and Clean]. Includes drawings for a portion of the machine.
Issued Date: 1794
Subjects: Veracruz (Veracruz, Mexico)--History--18th century
Veracruz (Veracruz, Mexico)--Social life and customs
Dissertation, Academic--Mexico
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10288/18048
Citation: Don Miguel Vendrell y Piug Mathematical Disseration (Veracruz, Mexico), Collection of Spanish Language Manuscripts, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.

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