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ZORRILLA, Francisco (thor-ril'-yah), Spanish administrator, born in Marcia about 1490; died in Santiago, Guatemala, in 1546. He was a knight of the order of Santiago, and, after serving as chief clerk in the office of the council of the Indies, was promoted treasurer of the city of Santiago de Guatemala, and sailed with Pedro de Alvarado, arriving in 1530. He became regidor of Santiago it, 1534, and, during the absence of Alvarado, in 1540 was appointed a member of the council of government, which elected Beatriz de la Cueva regent. After' the death of the latter, 11 September, 1541, Zorrilla assisted Bishop Francisco Marroquin in the government of Santiago and in rebuilding the city, which had been totally destroyed by volcanic eruptions, in which DotSa Beatriz perished. Zorrilla left a valuable manuscript, which is preserved in the archives of the Indies at Seville and which is soon to be published by the Spanish government. It is entitled " Historia del descubrimiento, de la conquista, y de la amninistracion de la provincia de Santiago de Guatemala." The recent state publication, " Cartas de Indias" (Madrid, 1872), contains also several interesting memoirs of Zof rilla upon the administration of Pedro de Alvara-do, the Indians of Guatemala, and the intestine divisions among the early conquerors.
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