For basic population data we are consequently forced to depend upon Cabot, Moraga, and Martinez.
We had all the information, not from Moraga only; from others, too.
If so, on Moraga's figures it must have contained a minimum of 800 persons.
Moraga continued as commandant of the presidio until his death in 1785.
In 1806 the same situation arose and Moraga found only 400 left in the village.
Moraga ascribes 600 people to the first Telame and 200 to the second.
Hence Gelecto may very well have been the big, deserted rancheria of Moraga.
Moraga then went north and returned to the Merced on October 7.
Hence the figures given by Moraga are undoubtedly incomplete.
The first mention of them is by Moraga in the diary of 1806.