Francis Lippitt Receipt to Victor Juarez
1848 July 17
Title: Francis Lippitt Receipt to Victor Juarez
Dates: 1848 July 17
Collection Number: MS-12
Creator/Collector: Lippitt, Francis J. (Francis James), 1812-1902
Extent: 1 item
Repository: Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation. Presidio Research Center
Abstract: One handwritten receipt for $2.00 concerning a lost cannon in Santa Barbara, CA. July 17, 1848.
Language of Material: Spanish; Castilian
Collection is available for research.
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Francis Lippitt Receipt to Victor Juarez . Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation. Presidio Research Center
Gift of Margarita Villa.
As incentive to locate a cannon missing from the ship Elizabeth in Santa Barbara Harbor, Governor Mason levied a municipal tax on all citizens in an effort to put pressure on those who might come forward with information on the missing cannon. Each citizen had to pay two dollars and the money was eventually collected and put into a municipal fund. Hubert Howe Bancroft writes about this episode in volume 5 of History of California.
The collection consists of one receipt, handwritten in ink, in Spanish. Translation: “Received from Don Victor Juares [sic] two dollars, paid according to the order of S. E. Colonel R. B. Mason Governor of California with respect to a lost cannon. Santa Barbara, the 17th of July, 1848. $2.00. [Signed by] Francis J. Lippitt, Captain 1st Regiment of N.Y., Commander of Santa Barbara.”
Santa Barbara (Calif.)