The insurgents in the 1846 plot to expel the Americans were: Tomas Ortiz, who had been alcalde of Santa Fe, Juan Felipe Ortiz, the vicario, Diego Archuleta, Domingo C. de Baca, Miguel E. Pino, Nicolas Pino, Manuel Chavez, Santiago Armijo, Agustine Duran, Pablo Dominguez, Jose Maria Sanchez, Antonio Maria Trujillo, Santiago Martinez, Pascual Martinez, Vicente Martinez, Antonio Ortiz, Facundo Pino, the Reverend Antonio Jose Martinez, Fr. Leyva.
These men considered themselves to be patriots, and unwilling to see their country lost without a single effective blow. Not one of them had favored the abandonment at Apache Pass by Governor Armijo. The plan as formed by these men was that on the appointed day those engaged in the conspiracy in Santa Fe were to gather at the church and remain concealed. Meanwhile friends from the surrounding country, under the lead of Archuleta, were to be brought into the city and distributed in various houses where they would be unobserved.
At midnight the church bell was to sound and then the men within the church were to come fourth and all were to rendezvous immediately in the plaza, sieze the cannon there, and aim them so as to command the leading points, while detachments under special orders were to attack the palace and the quarters of General Price, and make them prisoners. The people throughout the whole north had been secretly notified and were only awating news of the rising at santa Fe in order to join in the revolt and make it a success.