Pedro Font journal  1854
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Biography

Pedro Font, a Franciscan clergyman, emigrated from Catalonia, Spain, to Mexico, before the 1770s. He ran the Native American mission at San José de los Pimas, Mexico, before 1775, when he accompanied Juan Bautista de Anza on his second exploration of California (1775-1776). He set out with de Anza, a group of settlers, and Spanish soldiers from San Miguel de Horcasitas, Mexico, in September 1775, and traveled to San Diego, Monterey, and San Francisco, California, before returning to Mexico in June 1776. He died in 1781.