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Finding aid of the Jose Antonio Buelna Petitions C057739
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  • Conditions Governing Access note
  • Conditions Governing Use note
  • Preferred Citation note
  • Existence and Location of Originals note
  • Donor
  • Biographical note
  • Scope and Contents note

  • Title: Buelna, Jose Antonio Petitions
    Identifier/Call Number: C057739
    Contributing Institution: Society of California Pioneers
    Language of Material: Spanish; Castilian
    Physical Description: 1.0 folder 1 letter (1 page)
    Date: July 2, 1797
    Abstract: A petition to Spanish Governor Diego de Borica in Monterey, from Jose Antonio Buelna in San Jose, dated July 2, 1797, asking the governor to restore lands owned by Pedro Romero to his widow, whose name is assumed to be Mercedad. In the petition, Buelna acknowledges the concern that Romero’s son, Varon, is too young to manage the land, and anticipates that others will try to involve themselves in the matter. A notation at the left is a reply by Diego de Borica granting Mercedad the ability to act as overseer of the land and for her and her son to convert it or sell it as they see fit. The folder also contains a transcription in Spanish and an English translation of the document.
    creator: Buelna, Jose Antonio, 1754—1821

    Conditions Governing Access note

    Collection open for research

    Conditions Governing Use note

    There are no restrictions on access

    Preferred Citation note

    Jose Antonio Buelna Petition. The Society of California Pioneers.

    Existence and Location of Originals note

    The Society of California Pioneers. 300 Fourth Street. San Francisco, CA 94107

    Donor

    Donor and acquisition date unknown.

    Biographical note

    Jose Antonio Buelna (1754—1821) was a disabled soldier who lived in the town of San Josef del Guadalupe (modern-day San Jose, California) in 1797.

    Scope and Contents note

    A petition to Spanish Governor Diego de Borica in Monterey, from Jose Antonio Buelna in San Jose, dated July 2, 1797, asking the governor to restore lands owned by Pedro Romero to his widow, whose name is assumed to be Mercedad. In the petition, Buelna acknowledges the concern that Romero’s son, Varon, is too young to manage the land, and anticipates that others will try to involve themselves in the matter. A notation at the left is a reply by Diego de Borica granting Mercedad the ability to act as overseer of the land and for her and her son to convert it or sell it as they see fit. The folder also contains a Spanish transcription and an English translation of the document.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Buelna, Jose Antonio, 1754—1821
    San Jose (Calif.)
    Spanish Americans