Finding Aid to the Documentos para la historia de California, 1828-1875

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Finding Aid to the Documentos para la historia de California, 1828-1875

Collection number: BANC MSS C-B 51-52

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Collection Summary

Collection Title: Documentos para la historia de California,
Date (inclusive): 1828-1875
Collection Number: BANC MSS C-B 51-52
Creator: Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-
Extent: Number of containers: 2 boxes and 5 oversize folders
Repository: The Bancroft Library.
Berkeley, California 94720-6000
Physical Location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Abstract: Primarily official letters and documents sent to Castro while prefect at Monterey, concerning military events, elections, mission matters, land transactions, Russians in California, quicksilver mining, the Bear Flag Revolt, claims of American citizens against the government, military events in Baja California, etc.
Languages Represented: Collection materials are in Spanish

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Collection is open for research.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Documentos para la historia de California, 1828-1875, BANC MSS C-B 51 or BANC MSS C-B 52, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Materials Cataloged Separately

  • Printed materials from Items No. 27-28, 33, 38-39, C-B 51, and 262, C-B 52, have been removed for separate cataloging.

Scope and Content

The collection consists primarily of official letters and documents, most of them belonging to the decade of the 1840s. Many of these are official reports of important events in California, written by various government officials to Manuel Castro while he was prefect of the Monterey district. Included also are military papers; election records; land papers; documents relating to the missions; copies, in French and Spanish, of the contract between John Sutter and Petr Kostromitinov, the latter acting as agent for the Russian American Company, for the purchase by Sutter of the Russian establishments at Ross and Bodega in 1841; a small file of letters to and from Thomas Ap Catesby Jones relative to claims of American citizens against the government of California; and papers dealing with an alleged assault upon Nathan Spear, a merchant, and Elliott Libbey, captain of the Tasso, in 1845. A few items pertain to discovery of quicksilver near San José and to salt mines in Lower California. A number of letters refer to John Sutter and John C. Frémont, the American immigration into California and the attendant problems, and the uprising at Sonoma in 1846.
After the documents were given to H. H. Bancroft, they were bound, in rough chronological order, and the items and/or pages numbered. The volumes have been disbound, but the collection has been kept, for the most part, in the order in which it was originally bound, and the numbers have been retained for descriptive purposes. The calendar which follows describes each document, or related file of documents. The alphabetical index which follows the calendar lists the authors and/or signers of the documents with citations to document numbers.

Biographical Sketch

Manuel Castro, who presented this collection to H. H. Bancroft in 1875, was a member of a very well-known California family. He was born in 1821, the son of José Simeón Castro and María Antonia Pico Castro. Pío Pico was his uncle, José Castro his cousin. His career began about 1839, and for more than a dozen years he was very active in government and military affairs. After the revolt against Governor Micheltorena, in which Castro was prominent, he became prefect of the Monterey district, a position of considerable authority and responsibility. He took part in the difficulties with Frémont and in the Flores revolt, and in 1847 went to Mexico with Flores. For some years he was in the military service there, acting for a time as head of the military colony at Santo Tomás in Lower California. After 1852 Castro lived for the most part in San Francisco, although he remained a Mexican citizen.

List of Authors and/or Signers of Documents

Abrego, José, 1813-1878 C-B 51: 149-150
Alcorte, Lino José, 1787?-1854 C-B 52: 189-190
Almonte, Juan Nepomuceno, 1803-1869 C-B 52: 140-142, C-B 52: 143-144, C-B 52: 202
Alva, Manuel María, 1787- C-B 51: 35
Alvarado, Juan Bautista, 1809-1882 C-B 51: 65-67, C-B 51: 114-116, C-B 52: 226-228
Alvisu, José María C-B 51: 29-32
Anaya, Juan Pablo de, 1785-1850 C-B 52: 210, C-B 52: 211-212
Araiza, Francisco C-B 51: 140-141, C-B 51: 142-143
Arce, B. de C-B 52: 229-233
Arce, Francisco Casimiro, 1821-1878 C-B 51: 105-106, C-B 51: 120, C-B 52: 105-107, C-B 52: 109-110, C-B 52: 119, C-B 52: 122
Arrillaga, José Joaquín de, 1750-1814 C-B 51: 1-3
Azedo, José Ignacio C-B 51: 10-13
Bandini, Juan, 1800-1859 C-B 51: 124-128, C-B 52: 206-209
Barragán, Máximino C-B 52: 247-249, C-B 52: 250-25l, C-B 52: 252-253
Barstow, Alfred C-B 52: 280-281
Berreyesa, Nicolás C-B 51: 23-26
Blancarte, José María C-B 52: 238-239
Blanco, Juan M. C-B 52: 199-200
Bona, Tomás C-B 52: 236-237
Botello, Narciso, 1810- C-B 52: 151-152
Bryant, Andrew Jackson, 1831-1888 C-B 52: 275
Bustamante, Anastasio, pres. Mexico, 1780-1853 C-B 52: 161-165, C-B 52: 167-171, C-B 52: 172-173, C-B 52: 182, C-B 52: 204-205
Cambuston, Henri, d. ca. 1860 C-B 51: 284-301
Cañedo, Juan de Dios, 1786-1850 C-B 51: 40-50
Carrillo, José Antonio Ezequiel, 1796-1862 C-B 52: 103, C-B 52: 159
Castañares, Manuel C-B 51: 109, 111
Castañeda, Jesús C-B 52: 263, C-B 52: 266
Castillero, Andrés C-B 52: 185
Castillo Negrete, Luis del, d. 1843 C-B 51: 36-37, C-B 51: 54
Castro, Joaquín Isidro C-B 51: 29-32
Castro, José, 1810-1860 C-B 51: 123, C-B 51: 214-216, C-B 51: 233-234, C-B 51: 238-239, C-B 52: 81-82, C-B 52: 93-94, C-B 52: 105-107, C-B 52: 109-110, C-B 52: 124-128, C-B 52: 129-132, C-B 52: 133, C-B 52: 136-139, C-B 52: 226-228, C-B 52: 245, C-B 52: 246, C-B 52: 264-265
Castro, José María, 1823- C-B 52: 195
Castro, José Tiburcio C-B 51: 10-13
Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821- C-B 51: 121-122, C-B 51: 136-139, C-B 51: 175-177, C-B 51: 220-221, C-B 51: 229-230, C-B 51: 240, C-B 51: 254-255, C-B 51: 256, C-B 51: 284-301, C-B 51: 302-303, C-B 52: 39, C-B 52: 43, C-B 52: 116-118, C-B 52: 226-228, C-B 52: 263a
Castro, María Antonia (Pico) C-B 52: 214
Castro, Rafael C-B 51: 149-150
Célis, Eulogio de, d. 1868 C-B 51: 159-164, C-B 52: 2-5
Chabolla, Antonio, 1804- C-B 51: 6, C-B 51: 7-8
Chabolla, Luis C-B 51: 23-26
Chabolla, Pedro Regalado, 1789- C-B 51: 258, C-B 51: 261, C-B 51: 276-277
Cháves, José Antonio C-B 51: 258-260, C-B 51: 284-301, C-B 52: 245
Cooper, John Bautista Rogers, 1792-1872 C-B 51: 10-13
Covarrubias, José María, 1801-1870 C-B 51: 64, C-B 51: 130-131, C-B 51: 132, C-B 51: 146-148, C-B 51: 152-153, C-B 51: 154-155, C-B 51: 170-171, C-B 51: 187-194, C-B 51: 241, C-B 51: 304-305, C-B 51: 306-307
Cuesta, Fernando C-B 52: 175, C-B 52: 182-183
Díaz, Manuel, 1810- C-B 51: 149-150, C-B 51: 258-260, C-B 51: 270-271, C-B 51: 282-283, C-B 51: 284-301, C-B 52: 37-38, C-B 52: 83-84
Elick, John C-B 52: 54-59
Escamilla, Joaquín de los Santos C-B 51: 120, C-B 51: 149-150, C-B 51: 284-301, C-B 52: 47-48
Escobar, Marcelino, 1797- C-B 51: 10-13, C-B 51: 144-145
Espinosa, Rafael C-B 52: 215-216, C-B 52: 223-224
Ezquer, Ignacio, 1818- C-B 51: 149-150
Fernández, José Zenón, d. 1844 C-B 51: 23-26, C-B 51: 68-70, C-B 51: 71, C-B 51: 72-73, C-B 51: 75, C-B 51: 77, C-B 51: 82-84, C-B 51: 86-87, C-B 51: 88-91, C-B 51: 93-94, C-B 51: 96, C-B 51: 101-104
Fernández, Máximo Z. C-B 52: 100-101
Figueroa, Francisco, 1804- C-B 52: 149-150
Figueroa, José, 1792-1835 C-B 51: 14-21
Flores, José María, d. 1866? C-B 51: 51, C-B 52: 145-148, C-B 52: 153-154, C-B 52: 155-156, C-B 52: 157-158, C-B 52: 174, C-B 52: 176-179, C-B 52: 192-194
Forbes, James Alexander, 1804-1881 C-B 51: 187-194
Frémont, John Charles, 1813-1890 C-B 52: 26-28
Galindo, Nasario C-B 52: 254-261
Glein, Carlos F. C-B 52: 54-59
Godoy, José Antonio C-B 52: 276
Gómez, Ambrosio C-B 52: 83-84
Gómez, Vicente C-B 51: 284-301
González, Teodoro C-B 51: 284-301
Gonzáles Rubio, José María de Jesús, 1803-1875 C-B 51: 29-32
Graham, Isaac, d. 1863 C-B 52: 68-69
Guerra, Francisco de la, 1818-1878 C-B 52: 159-160
Guerrero y Palomares, Francisco, 1811-1851 C-B 51: 57-63, C-B 51: 195-209, C-B 51: 210-211, C-B 51: 235-236, C-B 51: 237, C-B 51: 245-246, C-B 51: 247-248, C-B 51: 249-251, C-B 51: 252-253, C-B 51: 262-263, C-B 51: 272-275, C-B 51: 309-311, C-B 51: 312-313, C-B 52: 8-10, C-B 52: 11-12, C-B 52: 13-14, C-B 52: 49-51, C-B 52: 52-53, C-B 52: 54-59, C-B 52: 60-61, C-B 52: 64-65, C-B 52: 66-67, C-B 52: 72-73, C-B 52: 77-80, C-B 52: 111-113, C-B 52: 114-115
Haro, Francisco de, 1792-1848 C-B 51: 159-164, C-B 52: 2-5, C-B 52: 100-101
Hartnell, William Edward Petty, 1798-1854 C-B 51: 10-13, C-B 51: 74, C-B 51: 76, C-B 51: 151, C-B 51: 264-269, C-B 51: 315, C-B 51: 317, C-B 52: 26-28, C-B 52: 33
Higuera, Jacinta C-B 52: 254-261
Iturbide, Salvador de C-B 52: 199-200
Jimeno Casarín, Manuel, d. 1853 C-B 51: 51-56, C-B 51: 107-108, C-B 51: 112-113
Jones, Thomas Ap Catesby, 1790-1856 C-B 51: 74, C-B 51: 76, C-B 51: 78-81, C-B 51: 92-93, C-B 51: 95, C-B 51: 97-100
Kostromitinov, Petr C-B 51: 57-63, C-B 51: 264-269
Larkin, Thomas Oliver, 1802-1858 C-B 51: 151, C-B 51: 181-183, C-B 51: 184-186, C-B 51: 212-213, C-B 51: 314-317, C-B 52: 31-33, C-B 52: 74-76
Laurencel, Henry C-B 52: 242-243
Leese, Jacob Primer, 1809-1892 C-B 51: 57-63
Leidesdorff, William Alexander, 1810-1848 C-B 52: 6-7
Lombardini, Manuel María, Pres. Mexico, 1802-1853 C-B 52: 201
Lorenzana, Macedonio, 1788- C-B 51: 280-281
Mansilla y Gamboa, Agustín C-B 52: 197-198
Martínez, Ignacio, 1774-1848 C-B 51: 29-32
Mexico. Consulado, San Francisco C-B 52: 276
Micheltorena, Manuel, d. 1853 C-B 51: 105-106, C-B 51: 112-114, C-B 51: 117-119, C-B 52: 203
Moerenhout, Jacques Antoine, 1796-1879 C-B 52: 226-228
Moreno, Francisco Rosendo C-B 52: 196
Moreno, José Matías, 1817-1869 C-B 52: 70-71, C-B 52: 85-86, C-B 52: 88-89, C-B 52: 234-235
Moreno, Rafael de Jesús, d. 1839 C-B 51: 29-32
Munrás, Salvador C-B 51: 149-150
Narváez, Pedro C-B 51: 149-150, C-B 51: 284-301
Noé, José de Jesús, 1805- C-B 51: 243-244, C-B 52: 1-5, C-B 52: 54-59, C-B 52: 100-101
Noriega, José, 1792?- C-B 51: 23-26
Ocampo, Melchor, 1814-1861 C-B 52: 264-265
Olvera, Agustín, d. 1876 C-B 52: 149-150
Osio, Antonio María C-B 51: 149-150
Pacheco, Dolores, 1798-ca. 1858 C-B 51: 278-279, C-B 52: 25, C-B 52: 95-96
Pacheco, Francisco C-B 51: 149-150
Pacheco, Tomás C-B 51: 23-26
Palacio, Adolfo C-B 52: 271
Palacio, Ricardo C-B 52: 267-270
Palmer, Joseph C. C-B 52: 241
Park, Trenor William, 1823-1882 C-B 52: 240
Peralta, Ignacio, 1791- C-B 51: 7-8, C-B 51: 29-32
Pérez Vidal, Andrés C-B 51: 4-5
Pesado, José Joaquin, 1801-1861 C-B 51: 34
Pico, Antonio María, 1808-1869 C-B 51: 119, C-B 51: 242
Pico, Pío, 1801-1894 C-B 51: 124-128, C-B 51: 130-131, C-B 51: 132, C-B 51: 133-135, C-B 51: 170-171, C-B 51: 172-174, C-B 51: 270-271, C-B 52: 15-16, C-B 52: 17-20, C-B 52: 21-22, C-B 52: 23-24, C-B 52: 34-36, C-B 52: 52-53, C-B 52: 62-63, C-B 52: 70-71, C-B 52: 90-92
Prado Mesa, Juan del, d. 1845 C-B 51: 29-32
Quijano, Benito, 1800-1865 C-B 52: 186-188
Ramírez, Ricardo C-B 52: 217-218, C-B 52: 219-220, C-B 52: 221, C-B 52: 222
Rico, Francisco, ca. 1820- C-B 51: 129
Rosa, José de la C-B 51: 225-226, C-B 51: 227-228, C-B 51: 231-232
Salas, José Mariano de, 1797- C-B 52: 140-142
Sánchez, Francisco, 1807- C-B 51: 159-164, C-B 52: 2-5
Sandoval, Manuel María de C-B 52: 225
Santa Anna, Antonio López de, pres. Mexico, 1795-1876 C-B 52: 189-190
Serrano, Florencio, 1810-1877 C-B 51: 124-128, C-B 51: 130-131, C-B 51: 149-150, C-B 51: 258-260
Sherrebeck, Peter C-B 52: 54-59
Smith, Thomas C-B 52: 54-59
Soberanes, Feliciano, 1789- C-B 51: 156, C-B 51: 157-158, C-B 51: 167-169
Soto, Bernardino C-B 51: 284-301
Soto, Carmel (Flores) C-B 52: 254-261
Soto, Carmel (Higuera) C-B 52: 254-26l
Soto, Encarnación (Pacheco) C-B 52: 254-261
Soto, Francisco C-B 52: 254-261
Soto, Guadalupe C-B 52: 254-261
Soto, Ignacio C-B 52: 254-261
Soto, Jesús C-B 51: 284-301
Soto, José C-B 52: 254-261
Soto, Rosaria (Higuera) C-B 52: 254-261
Soto, Silverio C-B 52: 254-261
Stearns, Abel, 1798-1871 C-B 52: 29-30
Suárez del Real, José María del Refugio Sagrado C-B 51: 120, C-B 52: 244
Sutter, John Augustus, 1803-1880 C-B 51: 57-63, C-B 51: 264-269, C-B 52: 41-42, C-B 52: 98-99
Tornel y Mendivil, José María, 1789-1853 C-B 52: 191
Torre, Gabriel de la C-B 51: 10-13, C-B 51: 258-260, C-B 51: 284-301
Torre, José Joaquín de la, 1784?- C-B 51: 10-13
Torre, José Raymundo de la C-B 51: 10-13
Torres, Cosmé C-B 52: 272-274
Vaca, Marcos C-B 51: 222-223
Vallarta, J. C-B 52: 199-200
Vallejo, Mariano Guadalupe, 1807-1890 C-B 51: 29-32
Vásquez, Filomeno C-B 51: 9
Vega, Plácido, 1830-1878 C-B 52: 277-279, C-B 52: 282
Vioget, Jean Jacques, 1799-1855 C-B 51: 57-63
Workman, Julian C-B 52: 87
Yáñez, José María, 1804-1880 C-B 52: 166
Zarembo, Dionisio C-B 51: 178-180, C-B 51: 217-219
Zavala, Alejandro C-B 52: 199-200

Calendar of Documents

Calendar of Documents, C-B 51

item 1-3.

Arrillaga, José Joaquín de, 1750-1814

 

Report on Santa Catalina Martir, Aug. 12, 1796. Transcript.

item 4-5.

Pérez Vidal, Andrés

 

Letter to José Serrano, Nov. 19, 1831, concerning plot to kill Castro and Chaves, written from Baja California. With transcript.

item 6.

Chabolla, Antonio, 1804-

 

Request for use of land named Las Llagas for his cattle, Nov. 15, 1828, with grant of request by Alviso noted in margin. Mutilated.

item 7-8.

Chabolla, Antonio, 1804-

 

Request, with Andrés Chabolla, Apr. 12, 1832, for land for their cattle. With reply by Ignacio Peralta, June 15, 1832, noted in the margin, that he has no power to grant their request. With transcript.

item 9.

Vásquez, Filomeno

 

Contemporary copy of a legal document, Apr. 4, 1834 — a conciliatory agreement between Gabriel Nuñez and Clara Camberos.

item 10-13.

Certified copy of documents relating to land transaction involving Bolsa del Potrero, Sept. 11, 1824-Aug. 21, 1834. Include testimony, taken by José Tiburcio Castro, of José Joaquín de la Torre and J. B. R. Cooper, with signatures also of José Raymundo de la Torre, José Gabriel de la Torre, José Ignacio Azedo and Marcelino Escobar; statement by José Joaquín de la Torre that he has yielded half of the lot to J. M. Milligan, Sept. 11, 1824; and statement by W. E. P. Hartnell that as executor of Milligan's estate, he has turned over the benefit of the land to J. B. R. Cooper, Aug. 21, 1834.

item 14-21.

Figueroa, José, 1792-1835

 

Extract of regulations concerning militia, Jan. 24, 1835. With transcript.

 

There is no document no. 22.

item 23-26.

Documents relating to elections in San José, Dec. 1835, containing signatures of Nicolás Berreyesa, Luis Chabolla, José Noriega, Tomás Pacheco, and José Z. Fernández. With transcript.

item 27-28.

Printed material removed for separate cataloging.

item 29-32.

Vallejo, Mariano Guadalupe, 1807-1890

 

Circular, Sept. 9, 1836, warning of activities of James Doyle, a horse thief, with notes of receipt signed by Ignacio Martínez, Joaquín I. Castro, Ignacio Peralta, José María de Jesús González, Rafael de Jesús Moreno, Juan del Prado Mesa, José María Alvisu. With transcript.

item 33.

Printed material removed for separate cataloging.

item 34.

Pesado, José Joaquín, 1801-1861

 

Letter to the governor of California, July 20, 1838, re islands off the coast of California. Copy.

item 35.

Alva, Manuel María, 1787-

 

Letter to M. G. Vallejo, Aug. 28, 1838, requesting orders from him.

item 36-37, 54.

Castillo Negrete, Luis del, d. 1843

 

Copy of letter, July 16, 1839, made in November 17, 1840, to a missionary priest, advising him not to accept any orders unless they come via his office in Baja California. With transcript.

item 38-39.

Printed material removed for separate cataloging.

item 40-50.

Canedo, Juan de Dios, 1786-1850

 

Decree, June 2, 1840, re convention between the U.S. and Mexico for settlement of claims of U.S. citizens against Mexico. Transcript.

item 51-53, 55-56.

Jimeno Casarín, Manuel, d. 1853

 

Letter to the justice of the peace, July 21, 1841, sending copy of a communication from the Mexican Minister of Foreign Relations concerning the expulsion of a British subject from Monterey. Marked no. 1. For remainder of file, see nos. 65 passim. Also included: transcript of a letter from J. M. Flores to Manuel Castro, Feb. 3, 1847, announcing his arrival at Soni.

 

No. 54 is transcript of 36-37, and filed with them.

item 57-63.

Kostromitinov, Petr and Sutter, John Augustus, 1803-1880

 

Contract, Dec. 13, 1841, re purchase of property at Ross by Sutter. Copy of a copy, with transcript. Original also signed by Francisco Guerrero, J. J. Vioget, Jacob P. Leese and Popoff.

item 64.

Covarrubias, José María, 1801-1870

 

Letter to the prefect, Dec. 29, 1841, re Sutter's agreement with the Russian American Company; requests a copy of the agreement. Transcript.

item 65-67.

Alvarado, Juan Bautista, 1809-1882

 

Letter to José Z. Fernández, Nov. 13, 1842, sending copy of a letter he wrote to Commodore Jones re claims of American citizens against the government of California. Marked no. 2.

See also nos. 51-53, 55-56, and 68 passim. For transcript, see nos. 114-116.

item 68-70.

Fernández, José Zenón, d. 1844

 

Draft of a letter, Nov. 25, 1842, to J. B. Alvarado, marked no. 3, re expulsion of American citizens from Monterey. For transcript, see nos. 88-89.

item 71.

Fernández, José Zenón, d. 1844

 

Draft of letter, Nov. 16, 1842. Marked no. 4. For transcript, see nos. 89-90.

item 72-73.

Fernández, José Zenón, d. 1844

 

Draft of a letter to Alvarado, Dec. 4, 1842. Marked no. 5. For transcript, see nos. 90-91.

item 74.

Jones, Thomas Ap Catesby, 1790-1856

 

Letter to the judge at Monterey, Nov. 29, 1842, translated by W. E. P. Hartnell into Spanish. Marked no. 6. For transcript, see no. 92-93.

item 75.

Fernández, José Zenón, d. 1844

 

Draft of letter, Nov. 30, 1842, to Thomas Ap Catesby Jones, marked no. 7. For transcript, see nos. 93-94.

item 76.

Jones, Thomas Ap Catesby, 1790-1856

 

Letter, Dec. 1, 1842, translated into Spanish by W. E. P. Hartnell, and marked no. 8. For transcript, see no. 95.

item 77.

Fernández, José Zenón, d. 1844

 

Draft of reply, Dec. 2, 1842, marked no. 9. For transcript, see no. 96.

item 78-81.

Jones, Thomas Ap Catesby, 1790-1856

 

Letter to José Z. Fernández, Dec. 2, 1842, translated into Spanish by W. E. P. Hartnell, marked no. 10. For transcript, see nos. 97-100.

item 82-84.

Fernández, José Zenón, d. 1844

 

Draft of letter to Thomas A. C. Jones, Dec. 11, 1842, marked no. 11. For transcript, see nos. 101-104.

 

There is no document no. 85.

item 86.

Fernández, José Zenón, d. 1844

 

Draft of letter to the governor, marked no. 12, Dec. 11, 1842. For transcript, see no. 87.

item 87-104.

Transcripts of documents no. 68-86.

item 105-106.

Arce, Francisco Casimiro, 1821-1878

 

Provisional regulations, May 1, 1843, approved by Micheltorena.

item 107-108.

Jimeno Casarín, Manuel, d. 1853

 

Letter to Francisco Arce, May 20, 1843, discussing reception of the bishop, possibility of return of missions to the priests, etc.

item 109, 111.

Castañares, Manuel

 

Letter to the prefect of Monterey, Aug. 28, 1843, re complaint of Benito Díaz. With transcript.

 

There is no document no. 110.

item 112.

Micheltorena, Manuel, d. 1853

 

Decree, Sept. 28, 1843, on elections, copied by Manuel Castro. Original also signed by Manuel Jimeno Casarín. For transcript, see nos. 113-114.

item 113-114.

Transcript of 112.

item 114-116.

Transcript of 65-67.

item 116.

Transcript of C-B 52; no. 63

item 117.

Micheltorena, Manuel, d. 1853

 

Decree, Nov. 14, 1843, on elections. Also signed by Jimeno Casarín. In oversize folder. For transcript, see nos. 118-119.

item 118-119.

Transcript of no. 117.

item 119.

Transcript of no. 242.

item 120.

Suárez del Real, José María del Refugio Sagrado

 

Printed form filled in, containing certified copy of baptismal registry for Manuel de Jesús Castro, Nov. 27, 1843. Also signed by Joaquín Escamilla and Francisco Arce.

item 121-122.

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Transcripts of two documents: one, ca. Apr. 1846, re Frémont's expedition, the other to Dolores Pacheco, Jan. 8, 1844.

item 123.

Castro, José, 1810-1860

 

Letter to Manuel Castro, Apr. 3, 1845, re provisional appointment as captain of auxiliary cavalry.

item 124-128.

Pico, Pío, 1801-1894

 

Decree, June 5, 1845, re missions. Contemporary copy by Florencio Serrano. Original signed also by Juan Bandini. With transcript.

item 129.

Rico, Francisco, ca. 1820-

 

Letter to Manuel Castro, undated, re Frémont's activities.

item 130-131.

Pico, Pío, 1801-1894

 

Decree, July 12, 1845, on elections. Contemporary copy by Florencio Serrano. Original also signed by José María Covarrubias. With transcript.

item 132.

Pico, Pío, 1801-1894

 

Decree, July 12, 1845, appointing Manuel Castro prefect of the district of Monterey. Also signed by José María Covarrubias.

item 133-135.

Pico, Pío, 1801-1894

 

Letter, July 16, 1845, to Manuel Castro, notifying him of his appointment as prefect of Monterey. Incomplete. With transcript.

item 136-139.

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Letter to Francisco Araiza, July 31, 1845, transmitting copy of a letter from Pico re his appointment as prefect. With transcript

item 140-141.

Araiza, Francisco

 

Letter to the prefect, Aug. 8, 1845, with a complaint against the military commandant. With transcript.

item 142-143.

Araiza, Francisco

 

Letter to the prefect, Aug. 12, 1845, re statement taken from Thomas Larkin. With transcript.

item 144-145.

Escobar, Marcelino, 1797-

 

Letter to the prefect, Aug. 26, 1845, re foreigners in Monterey and Larkin's reaction. With transcript.

item 146-148.

Covarrubias, José María, 1801-1870

 

Letter to Manuel Castro, Aug. 28, 1845, complimenting him on his appointment to the prefecture, etc. With transcript.

item 149-150.

Monterey, Calif. Junta de Compromisarios

 

Document re choice of electors. Copy. Original signed by José Abrego, Pedro Narváez, Manuel Díaz, Joaquín Escamilla, Antonio María Osio, Florencio Serrano, Salvador Munras, Francisco Pacheco, Ignacio Ezquer, Rafael Castro. With transcript.

item 151.

Transcript of C-B 52, no. 32.

item 152-153.

Covarrubias, José María, 1801-1870

 

Letter to the prefect of Monterey, Sept. 12, 1845, communicating instructions about foreigners from Missouri and Columbia River. With transcript.

item 154-155.

Covarrubias, José María, 1801-1870

 

Letter to the prefect of Monterey, Sept. 12, 1845, transmitting request from Mexican government for information concerning Sutter and Russian-American Company negotiations. With transcript.

item 156.

Soberanes, Feliciano, 1789-

 

Letter to Manuel Castro, Sept. 29, 1845, stating he has taken oath of office.

item 157-158.

Soberanes, Feliciano, 1789-

 

Letter to Manuel Castro, Sept. 9, 1845, re appointment of Vicente Gómez as scribe of the court. With transcript.

item 159-164.

Transcripts of documents in the case, Eulogio de Célis vs. John A. Sutter, Aug.-Oct. 1845. Include complaint of Célis, re Sutter's non-payment of debt, requesting detention of Sutter's launch; referral of matter to the commander of the port by José de la Cruz Sánchez and Francisco de Haro; reply by the captain of the port, Francisco Sánchez, etc. (See C-B 52: 2.)

item 165-166.

Escobar, Marcelino, 1797-

 

Letter to the prefect, Oct. 9, 1845, requesting a leave of absence because of his health. With transcript.

item 167-169.

Soberanes, Feliciano, 1789-

 

Letter to Manuel Castro, Oct. 9, 1845, transmitting copy of complaint of the Justice of the peace at Refugios re theft of horses by men from the Monterey presidio. With transcript.

item 170-171.

Pico, Pío, 1801-1894

 

Decree, Oct. 11, 1845, suspending assembly. Also signed by Covarrubias. Original in oversize folder. With transcript.

item 172-174.

Pico, Pío, 1801-1894

 

Letter to Manuel Castro, Oct. 15, 1845, commending Castro's performance as prefect.

item 175-177.

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Letter to Thomas O. Larkin, Oct. 17, 1845, re crimes against Nathan Spear and the captain of the bark Tasso. Two variants, with transcript.

item 178-180.

Zarembo, Dionisio

 

Letter of the sub-prefect, Oct. 18, 1845, in Russian, with translation into English and transcript of the translation. Re status of Sutter's debt.

item 181-183.

Larkin, Thomas Oliver, 1802-1858

 

Letter to the sub-prefect, Oct. 23, 1845, re attack on Elliott Libbey and Nathan Spear. With transcript.

item 184-186.

Larkin, Thomas Oliver, 1802-1858

 

Letter to the sub-prefect, Oct. 24, 1845, re the assault on Spear and Libbey. With transcript.

item 187-194.

Covarrubias, José María, 1801-1870

 

Letter, Oct. 24, 1835, sending certified copy of complaint re Sutter's launch; signed by James Alexander Forbes. With transcripts.

item 195-209.

Guerrero y Palomares, Francisco, 1811-1851

 

Copies of letters, in handwriting of Guerrero y Palomares, Oct. 12-27, 1845, re the assault on Libbey and Spear, Oct. 11, 1845. With transcripts.

item 210-211.

Guerrero y Palomares,Francisco, 1811-1851

 

Letter to the alcalde of San Francisco, Oct. 27, 1845, re assault on Spear and Libbey.

item 212-213.

Larkin, Thomas Oliver, 1802-1858

 

Letter to Manuel Castro, Oct. 30, 1845, announcing the appointment of William Leidesdorff as U.S. Vice Consul in San Francisco. With transcript.

item 214-216.

Castro, José, 1810-1860

 

Orders, Nov. 6, 1845, pertaining to certain foreigners from the United States: William B. Elliott, John Gibbs and John B. Lewis.

item 217-219.

Zarembo, Dionisio

 

Letter to Manuel Castro, Nov. 6, 1845, requesting assistance in claiming debts owed to the Russian-American Company by John Sutter and others.

item 220-221.

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Letter to Dionisio Zarembo, Nov. 7, 1845, stating he will attempt to collect debts owed to the company. With transcript.

item 222-223.

Vaca, Marcos

 

Letter, Nov. 17, 1845, stating he will not reside in the house in Sonoma as agreed for it needs a roof. With transcript.

 

There is no item no. 224.

item 225-226.

Rosa, José de la

 

Letter to Manuel Castro, Nov. 17, 1845, re abuses committed by J. A. Sutter. With transcript.

item 227-228.

Rosa, José de la

 

Letter to the prefect, Nov. 17, 1845, reporting illegal sale of land by the justices of the peace. With transcript.

item 229-230.

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Permit for Juan Mirando to remain in the Arroyo de San Antonio, Nov. 17, 1845, subject to agreement by the government. With transcript.

item 231-232.

Rosa, José de la

 

Letter to Manuel Castro, Nov. 20, 1845, re the government house and what Prudon and Vaca have done to it. With transcript.

item 233-234.

Castro, José, 1810-1860

 

Letter to Manuel Castro, Nov. 30, 1845, stating he has appointed Manuel Gutiérrez school teacher at San José. With transcript.

item 235-236.

Guerrero y Palomares, Francisco, 1811-1851

 

Letter to the prefect, Dec. 1, 1845, re nominations for justices of the peace.

item 237.

Guerrero y Palomares, Francisco, 1811-1851

 

Letter to Manuel Castro, Dec. 8, 1845, re Sutter, and nominations for justices of the peace.

item 238-239.

Castro, José, 1810-1860

 

Letter to Manuel Castro, Dec. 10, 1845, sending document and ordering Manuel Castro and Andrés Castillero to come immediately to Monterey. With transcript.

item 240.

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Draft, Dec. 15, 1845, of communication concerning the discovery by Andrés Castillero of a quicksilver mine in the jurisdiction of San José.

item 241.

Covarrubias, José María, 1801-1870

 

Letter, Dec. 29, 1845, to the prefect, requesting a copy of the agreement with the Russian-American Company re settlements at Bodega and Ross.

item 242.

Pico, Antonio María, 1808-1869

 

Letter, Jan. 1, 1846, to Manuel Castro, stating he has turned over his office to Pedro Chabolla.

item 243-244.

Noé, José de Jesús, 1805-

 

Letter to the prefect, Jan. 2, 1846, stating he has taken oath of office.With transcript.

item 245-246.

Guerrero y Palomares, Francisco, 1811-1851

 

Letter to Manuel Castro, Jan. 4, 1846, re appointments of various officials.With transcript.

item 247-248.

Guerrero y Palomares, Francisco, 1811-1851

 

Letter to Manuel Castro, Jan. 4, 1846, re use of houses, now abandoned, around the Mission.With transcript.

item 249-251.

Guerrero y Palomares, Francisco, 1811-1851

 

Letter to Manuel Castro, Jan. 4, 1846, re extra work in the district, disagreements between Forbes, Leidesdorff, Ridley and Hinckley, etc. With transcript.

item 252-253.

Guerrero y Palomares, Francisco, 1811-1851

 

Letter to Manuel Castro, Jan. 4, 1846, proposing certain individuals for the city council. With transcript.

item 254-255.

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Letter, Jan. 5, 1846, re the city council of Monterey. With transcript.

item 256.

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Draft of letter, Jan. 8, 1846, to Dolores Pacheco, ordering him to take office as justice of the peace of San José.

item 257, 261.

Chabolla, Pedro Regalado, 1789-

 

Decree, Jan. 10, 1846, re regulations concerning the slaughter of cattle, the trade of hides, and passports for travellers, including Indians. With transcript.

item 258-260.

Contemporary copies of documents relating to the sale of islands off Baja California by Florencio Serrano to Máximo Fernández. Original includes signatures of Serrano, Manuel Díaz, Gabriel de la Torre, and José Antonio Chaves.

item 261.

Filed with no. 257.

item 262-263.

Guerrero y Palomares, Francisco, 1811-1851

 

Letter to Manuel Castro, Jan. 15, 1846, transmitting a letter from Berreyesa, re financial matters, re complaint of James Forbes. With transcript.

item 264-269.

Agreement between J. A. Sutter and P. Kostromitinov, Dec. 13, 1841, translated into Spanish by W. E. P. Hartnell, Jan. 15, 1846. With transcript.

item 270-271.

Díaz, Manuel, 1810-

 

Request, Jan. 15, 1846, to be excused from duties as first alcalde, with marginal notation by Pío Pico. With transcript.

item 272-275.

Guerrero y Palomares, Francisco, 1811-1851

 

Letter to the prefect, Jan. 15, 1846, re Dolores Pacheco's reasons for refusing to serve as justice of the peace at San José. With transcript.

item 276-277.

Chabolla, Pedro Regalado, 1789-

 

Letter to Manuel Castro, Jan. 16, 1846, stating he has turned over office to Dolores Pacheco. With transcript.

item 278-279.

Pacheco, Dolores, 1798-ca. 1858

 

Letter to Manuel Castro, Jan. 16, 1846, stating he has taken office. With transcript.

item 280-281.

Lorenzana, Macedonio, 1788-

 

Letter to Manuel Castro, Jan. 21, 1846, stating he has granted to the Castros the Rancho de San Andrés. With transcript.

item 282-283.

Díaz, Manuel, 1810-

 

Letter to Manuel Castro, Jan. 21, 1846, commenting that he has been informed that justices of the peace are illegally granting lands. With transcript.

item 284-301.

Documents in case of trial and sentence of Henri Cambuston, Jan. 21, 1846, including statement of complaint signed by Manuel Díaz, Vicente Gómez and Teodoro González; receipt of complaint by H. Cambuston; testimony of Pedro Narváez, José Antonio Chaves, Jesús Soto, Bernardino Soto and Henri Cambuston; judgment of Manuel Castro, also signed by J. S. Escamillo and Gabriel de la Torre. Incomplete. With transcripts.

See also 302-303.

item 302-303.

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Draft of letter, Jan. 20, 1846, removing Cambuston from the directorship of the primary school in Monterey and appointing Florencio Serrano as his replacement. With transcript.

item 304-305.

Covarrubias, José María, 1801-1870

 

Letter to the prefect, Jan. 22, 1846, stating the approval of the governor of the appointments made by the prefect for San Francisco offices. With transcript

item 306-308.

Covarrubias, José María, 1801-1870

 

Letter to the prefect, Jan. 22, 1846, expressing the governor's approval of the appointments made by the prefect for San José offices. With transcript.

item 309-311.

Guerrero y Palomares, Francisco, 1811-1851

 

Letter to Manuel Castro, Jan. 24, 1846, stating that Frémont and Leidesdorff are on their way to Monterey, and commenting on the activity of James Forbes, etc. With transcript.

item 312-313.

Guerrero y Palomares, Francisco, 1811-1851

 

Letter to Manuel Castro, Jan. 25, 1856, stating he has spoken to Forbes re the British whaling ship, etc. With transcript.

item 314-317.

Larkin, Thomas Oliver, 1802-1858

 

Letter to the prefect, Jan. 29, 1846, containing statement concerning Frémont. With translation into Spanish by W. E. P. Hartnell. With transcripts.

Calendar of Documents, C-B 52

item 1-5.

Noé, José de Jesús, 1805-

 

Letter to the sub-prefect, Feb. 6, 1846, sending certified copy of communications of his predecessor to the captain of the port, relating to the case, Célis vs. Sutter. Copies enclosed.

See also C-B 51: 159-164.

item 6-7.

Leidesdorff, William Alexander, 1810-1848

 

Certified copy of a statement by Dionisio Zarembo re ownership of the Russian launch Sacramento. With transcript.

item 8-10.

Guerrero y Palomares, Francisco, 1811-1851

 

Letter to the prefect, Feb. 9, 1846, re complaint about the launch Sacramento. With transcript.

item 11-12.

Guerrero y Palomares, Francisco, 1811-1851

 

Letter to Manuel Castro, Feb. 11, 1846, re dispatch for Forbes, foreigners, and foreigners with passports from Sutter, etc. With transcript.

item 13-14.

Guerrero y Palomares, Francisco, 1811-1851

 

Letter to Manuel Castro, Feb. 16, 1846, re need for more room for prisoners. With transcript.

item 15-16, 23-24.

Pico, Pío, 1801-1894

 

Letter to the prefect, Feb. 18, 1846, re illegal entry of foreigners, and arrival of Frémont with troops. With transcript.

item 17-20.

Pico, Pío, 1801-1894

 

Letter to the prefect, Feb. 18, 1846, re assault on Libbey. With transcript.

item 21-22.

Pico, Pío, 1801-1894

 

Letter to the prefect, Feb. 18, 1846, re his appointment of Covarrubias as commissioner to Mexico. With transcript.

item 23-24.

Filed with 15-16.

item 25.

Pacheco, Dolores, 1798 - ca. 1858

 

Letter to Thomas Oliver Larkin, Feb. 18, 1846, re trial in case of assault on Libbey, still pending, lacking testimony from three or four persons residing in Sonoma. Transcript only.

item 26-28.

Frémont, John Charles, 1813-1890

 

Letter to Dolores Pacheco, Feb. 21, 1846, re complaint concerning horses. Translated into Spanish by W. E. P. Hartnell. With transcript.

item 29-30.

Stearns, Abel, 1798-1871

 

Letter to Manuel Castro, Feb. 24, 1846, introducing Jasper O'Farrell. With transcript.

item 31-33.

Larkin, Thomas Oliver, 1802-1858

 

Letter to Manuel Castro, Mar. 6, 1846, re Castro's order to Frémont to leave the country. With transcript, and also translation into Spanish by Hartnell.

item 34-36.

Pico, Pío, 1801-1894

 

Letter to the prefect, Mar. 9, 1846, re Manuel Díaz' request not to serve as alcalde. With transcript.

item 37-38.

Díaz, Manuel, 1810-

 

Letter to Manuel Castro, Mar. 10, 1846, reporting there is no news, except that Larkin has written to Frémont re Castro's orders. With transcript.

item 39-40, 44-46.

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Draft of letter to Francisco Guerrero, Mar. 10, 1846, re Frémont's activities. With transcript. Also included, on verso of no. 45, transcript of letter of José Castro, Apr. 3, 1845, appointing Manuel Castro brevet captain.

item 41-42, 97-99.

Sutter, John Augustus, 1803-1880

 

Letter to José Castro, [ca. Apr. 1846], re Frémont's activities, etc. With transcript.

item 43.

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Draft of letter re Frémont's activities, [ca. Apr. 1846?]

item 44-46.

Filed with 39-40.

item 47-48.

Escamilla, Joaquín de los Santos

 

Letter to Manuel Castro, Mar. 11, 1846, transmitting a letter from Sutter, and commenting that Monterey is quiet. With transcript.

item 49-51.

Guerrero y Palomares, Francisco, 1811-1851

 

Letter to Manuel Castro, Mar. 14, 1846, acknowledging receipt of Castro's letter re Capt. Frémont's retreat. With transcript.

item 52-53.

Guerrero y Palomares, Francisco, 1801-1851

 

Petition, Apr. 2, 1846, requesting a house in Mission Dolores, with marginal reply by Pío Pico, With transcript.

item 54-59.

Elick, John

 

Documents relating to his request for Mexican citizenship, Feb. 21- Apr. 1846. Include his request, Feb. 21, 1846; marginal replies by José de Jesús Noé and Francisco Guerrero y Palomares, and statements of witnesses Carlos Glein, Thomas Smith and Peter Sherrebach.

item 60-61.

Guerrero y Palomares, Francisco, 1811-1851

 

Letter to Manuel Castro, Apr. 8, 1846, stating he has suspended Robert Ridley from employment. With transcript.

item 62-63.

Pico, Pío, 1801-1894

 

Letter to Manuel Castro, Apr. 16, 1846, announcing his appointment as constitutional governor by the Mexican government, and requesting Castro's support.

item 64-65.

Guerrero y Palomares, Francisco, 1801-1851

 

Letter to Manuel Castro, Apr. 20, 1846, re Father Prudencio Santillan's request for some of the San Francisco mission property. With transcript.

item 66-67.

Guerrero y Palomares, Francisco, 1801-1851

 

Letter to Manuel Castro, Apr. 20, 1846, re Nathan Spear's announcement of a quicksilver mine in Bale's ranch. With transcript.

item 68-69.

Graham, Isaac, d. 1863

 

Letter to Abel Stearns, Apr. 24, 1846, re death of Henry Naile. With transcript.

item 70-71.

Pico, Pío, 1801-1894

 

Letter to the prefect, May 1, 1846, announcing appointment of José Matías Moreno as his secretary. With Moreno's signature in the margin. With transcript.

item 72-73.

Guerrero y Palomares, Francisco, 1801-1851

 

Letter to Manuel Castro, May 4, 1846, re elections. With transcript.

item 74-76.

Larkin, Thomas Oliver, 1802-18 58

 

Letter to Manuel Castro, May 4, 1846, re case of Captain Libbey. With transcript.

item 77-80.

Guerrero y Palomares, Francisco, 1801-1851

 

Letter to Manuel Castro, May 6, 1846, transmitting copy of communication from Sonoma concerning activities of Frémont reported by an Indian, etc. With transcript.

item 81-82.

Castro, José, 1810-1860

 

Letter to Manuel Castro, May 7, 1846, transmitting a formal act of his garrison's approval in favor of the plan of General Paredes in San Luis Potosí, Mexico. With transcript.

item 83-84.

Díaz, Manuel, 1810-

 

Letter to the prefect, May 9, 1846, stating the ayuntamiento recognizes Pico as the lawful governor. Also signed by Ambrosio Gómez. With transcript.

item 85-86.

Moreno, José Matías, 1817-1869

 

Letter to the prefect, May 13, 1846, stating that the governor wishes all claims against the missions to be presented within forty days. With transcript.

item 87.

Workman, Julian

 

Letter to Manuel Castro, May 13, 1846, requesting Castro's assistance regarding some unspecified documents.

item 88-89.

Moreno, José Matías, 1817-1869

 

Letter to Manuel Castro, May 13, 1846, sending copy of a decree re elections. With transcript.

item 90-92.

Pico, Pío, 1801-1894

 

Letter to Manuel Castro, May 15, 1846, concerning the political condition of the state. With transcript.

item 93-94.

Castro, José, 1810-1860

 

Letter to the prefect, May 13, 1846, requesting a reply to his letter concerning the pronunciamiento. With transcript.

item 95-96.

Pacheco, Dolores, 1798 - ca. 1858

 

Letter to Manuel Castro, May 16, 1846, concerning a lot granted to Alvarado. With transcript.

item 97-99.

Filed with 41-42.

item 100-101.

Noé, José de Jesús, 1805-

 

Report on elections, May 30, 1846, also signed by Francisco de Haro and Máximo Z. Fernández. With transcript.

 

There is no item no. 102.

item 103, 108.

Carrillo, José Antonio Ezequiel, 1796-1862

 

Letter to José Castro, June 13, 1846, stating that Francisco Arce has just arrived with a message; José Noriega has gotten lost in the tulares and has not yet arrived. With transcript.

 

There is no item no. 104.

item 105-107, 109-110.

Arce, Francisco Casimiro, 1821-1878

 

Letter to José Antonio Carrillo, June 13, 1846, re attack on José M. Alviso by some Americans; with note by José Castro at the end. With transcript.

item 108.

Filed with no. 103.

item 109-110.

Filed with no. 105-107.

item 111-113.

Guerrero y Palomares, Francisco, 1811-1851

 

Letter to Manuel Castro, June 13, 1846, transmitting copy of letter received from Santa Clara re report of Francisco Arce, re encounters between Californios and Americans.

item 114-115.

Guerrero y Palomares, Francisco, 1811-1851

 

Letter to the prefect, June 15, 1846, re capture of Vallejo and others by the foreigners. With transcript.

item 116-118.

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Draft of letter, June 16, 1846, concerning the events in Sonoma, with orders for measures of defense. With transcript.

item 119, 122.

Arce, Francisco Casimiro, 1821-1878

 

Letter to Manuel Castro, June 17, 1846, stating the country is being invaded everywhere, the bearer Escobar will tell Castro the latest. With transcript.

item 120-121, 123.

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Letter to the Mexican Minister of Foreign Relations, June 17, 1846, reporting on American activities in California. With transcript.

item 122.

Filed with 119.

item 124-128.

Castro, José, 1810-1860

 

Draft of letter to Pío Pico, June 25, 1846, written on his way to Sonoma, re the capture of the town, and his actions in light of the events. With transcript.

item 129-132.

Castro, José, 1810-1860

 

Draft of letter, June 30, 1846, to Pío Pico stating some of the troops were not able to leave for Sonoma, and reporting on further activities of the Americans. With transcript.

item 133.

Castro, José, 1810-1860

 

Proclamation, Aug. 1846, urging inhabitants to defend their country. Written on the verge of his departure for Baja California. With transcript.

 

There are no items nos. 134-135.

item 136-139.

Castro, José, 1810-1860

 

Draft of letter, Sept. 9, 1846, giving his reasons for leaving California and commenting on American forces there. With transcript.

item 140-142.

Salas, José Mariano de, 1797-

 

Certificate of appointment, Sept. 9, 1846, for Manuel Castro as captain at the Santa Barbara presidio. Printed form, filled in. Also signed by J. N. Almonte; with notes of recording signed by various Mexican officials. Original document in oversize. With transcript.

item 143-144.

Almonte, Juan Nepomuceno, 1803-1869

 

Letter to José Castro, Oct. 15, 1846, in reply to José Castro's letter. With transcript.

item 145-148.

Flores, José María, d. 1866?

 

Letter to Manuel Castro, Oct. 23, 1846, appointing Manuel Castro as commander in chief and giving him orders concerning the battle against the invaders. With transcript.

item 149-150.

California. Asamblea

 

Decree, Oct. 26, 1846, appointing José María Flores interim president, and stating that the country is under martial law. Signed by Francisco Figueroa and Agustín Olvera. Original in oversize. With transcript.

item 151-152.

Botello, Narciso, 1810-

 

Letter to the prefect, Oct. 31, 1846, sending copy of the decree of the assembly. See nos. 149-150. With transcript.

item 153-154.

Flores, José María, d. 1866?

 

Decree, Oct. 31, 1846, transmitting copy of decree of the assembly concerning the sale of mission lands. Transcript only.

item 155-156.

Flores, José María, d. 1866?

 

Passport for Manuel Castro, Oct. 30, 1846. With transcript.

item 157-158.

Flores, José María, d. 1866?

 

Letter to Manuel Castro, Nov. 1, 1846, stating he has taken oath of office. With transcript.

item 159-160.

Guerra, Francisco de la, 1818-1878

 

Letter to Manuel Castro, Jan. 11, 1847, stating that Jesús Pico has been forcibly detained in the Rancho de los Verdugos. With transcript.

item 161-165.

Bustamante, Anastasio, pres. Mexico, 1780-1853

 

Letter to José María Flores, Jan. 18, 1847, sending copy of his letter to the Mexican Minister of War concerning the situation in California. Transcript only.

item 166.

Yañez, José María, 1804-1880

 

Letter to Rafael Telles, Jan. 23, 1847, acknowledging receipt of letter of introduction for Francisco Arce, and stating that Bustamante left for Mazatlán three days ago.

item 167-171.

Bustamante, Anastasio, pres. Mexico, 1780-1853

 

Letter to José María Flores, Jan. 18, 1847, giving Flores orders concerning the fight against the invaders. Contemporary copy and transcript.

item 172-173.

Bustamante, Anastasio, pres. Mexico, 1780-1853

 

Letter to José María Flores, Jan. 19, 1847, sending copy of the letter he has written to the commandant at Sonora, requesting him to help the Californians. Copy and transcript. For another copy, see no. 182.

item 174.

Flores, José María, d. 1866?

 

Letter to Manuel Castro, Feb. 3, 1847, stating he has just arrived at Soni and leaves for Altar where he hopes he can find aid for Castro.

item 175.

Cuesta, Fernando

 

Letter to José María Flores, Feb. 4, 1847, thanking Flores for his letter with its documents relating to the struggle against the invaders. Transcript only. For another copy, see nos. 182-183.

item 176-179.

Flores, José María d. 1866?

 

Letter to the governor of the state of Sonora, Feb. 5, 1847, requesting aid for himself and his troops, and mentioning events in California. Transcript and copy. For another copy, see nos. 183-184.

item 180-181.

Cuesta, Fernando

 

Letter to José María Flores, Feb. 12, 1847, stating he is sorry about conditions in California, but he cannot help him. Transcript and copy. For another copy, see no. 183.

item 182-184.

Copies of letters, Jan.-Feb. 1847. See nos. 172-173, 175, 176-179 and 180-181.

item 185.

Castillero, Andrés

 

Letter to Francisco Arce, Feb. 25, 1847, stating the patent has been sent to José Castro.

item 186-188.

Quijano, Benito, 1800-1865

 

Letter to Francisco Arce, May 31, 1847, re orders for Arce to serve as an interpreter. With transcript.

item 189-190.

Santa Anna, Antonio López de, pres. Mexico, 1795-1876

 

Certificate of appointment for Francisco Arce as second lieutenant. Printed form, filled in. Also signed by Lino J. Alcorta, and recorded by various Mexican officials. In oversize.

item 191.

Tornel y Mendivil, José María, 1789-1853

 

Letter to Antonio León, Sept. 1, 1847, introducing Francisco Arce.

item 192-194.

Flores, José María, d. 1866?

 

Testimonial to Manuel Castro, Oct. 9, 1847.

item 195.

Castro, José María, 1823-

 

Statement, Oct. 10, 1847, concerning activities of Francisco Arce.

item 196.

Moreno, Francisco Rosendo

 

Statement, Oct. 15, 1847, concerning Francisco Arce.

item 197-198.

Mansilla y Gamboa, Agustín

 

Letter to Juan de Toro, Nov. 5, 1847, re business matters, with transcript.

item 199-200.

Blanco, Juan M.

 

Statement for Francisco Arce, Nov. 10, 1847. Also included, certified statements by Salvador de Iturbide, Alejandro Zavala and J. Vallarta, Jan. 1-27, 1848.

item 201.

Lombardini, Manuel María, pres. Mexico, 1802-1853

 

Statement re Francisco Arce, Nov. 11, 1847

item 202.

Almonte, Juan Nepomuceno, 1803-1869

 

Statement re Francisco Arce, Nov. 10, 1847

item 203.

Micheltorena, Manuel, d. 1853

 

Statement concerning Francisco Arce, Nov. 12, 1847

item 204-205.

Bustamante, Anastasio, pres. Mexico, 1780-1853

 

Letter and commission for Francisco Arce, Dec. 10, 1847, to raise troops in Baja California.

item 206-209.

Bandini, Juan, 1800-1859

 

Letter to Juan de Toro, Jan. 5, 1848, re business matters. With transcript.

item 210.

Anaya, Juan Pablo de, 1785-1850

 

Passport, Apr. 4, 1848, for Francisco Arce.

item 211-212.

Anaya, Juan Pablo de, 1785-1850

 

Letter to Francisco Arce, Sept. 11, 1843, concerning American adventurers assembled at the border of Baja California, and a band of thieves in Mulejé.

item 213.

Sheet addressed to Manuel Castro, with date, Nov. 26, 1849, pencilled in.

item 214.

Castro, María Antonio (Pico)

 

Letter to Manuel Castro, May 1, 1850, re land title conflicts. With note signed Rafael del Desemparo.

item 215-216.

Espinosa, Rafael

 

Letter to the comandante of California, June 20, 1850, re distribution of land in Baja California.

item 217-218.

Ramírez, Ricardo

 

Letter to Manuel Castro, Mar. 19, 1851, requesting escort for surveying boundary between Mexico and the United States. With transcript.

item 219-220.

Ramírez, Ricardo

 

Letter to the military commandant of Baja California, Mar. 30, 1851, stating that he has recruited his own men for an escort, and so will not need the men requested in his previous letter. With transcript.

item 221.

Ramírez, Ricardo

 

Letter to Manuel Castro, Apr. 8, 1851, stating he would like to talk to Castro before setting out on his survey.

item 222.

Ramírez, Ricardo

 

Letter to Manuel Castro, May 19, 1851, returning four soldiers loaned him, although he has not quite finished the survey.

item 223-224.

Espinosa, Rafael

 

Letter to the comandante of the military colony at the frontier, May 30, 1851, concerning the establishment of the colony. With transcript.

item 225.

Sandoval, Manuel María de

 

Letter to Francisco Arce, Jan. 4, 1853, concerning citizenship papers.

item 226-228.

Agreement, May 4, 1853, concerning the working of salt mines in San Quentin, Lower California, signed by Juan B. Alvarado, José Castro, Manuel Castro and J. A. Moerenhout.

item 229-233.

Arce, B. de

 

Landing permit for Juan de Toro, June 12, 1854. Printed form filled in, including regulations for foreigners; in Spanish, English and French. With transcript.

item 234-235.

Moreno, José Matías, 1817-1869

 

Letter to José Castro, July 31, 1854, re the Baja California situation. With transcript.

item 236-237.

Bona, Tomás

 

Letter to Manuel Castro, Aug. 30, 1854, requesting documents giving title to Rancho de San Felipe in Castro's possession. With transcript.

item 238-239.

Blancarte, José María

 

Letter to Antonio María Melendres, Mar. 28, 1855, requesting him to remit certain documents to Ignacio Fonserrado. With transcript.

item 240.

Park, Trenor William, 1823-1882

 

Letter to Manuel Castro, Oct. 16, 1856, re presidential election.

item 241.

Palmer, Joseph C.

 

Letter to Manuel Castro, Oct. 17, 1856, re presidential election.

item 242-243.

Laurencel, Henry

 

Letter to Manuel Castro, Oct. 19, 1857, requesting information concerning activities of José Castro in 1846, for the use of the U.S. District Court.

item 244.

Suárez del Real, José María del Refugio Sagrado

 

Letter to Manuel Castro, Feb. 27, 1858, concerning his interests in California.

item 245.

Castro, José, 1810-1860

 

Letter to Manuel Castro, Mar. 11, 1858, transmitting copies of documents relating to lands.

item 246.

Castro, José, 1810-1860

 

Letter to Juan de Toro, Mar. 26, 1858, re business affairs.

item 247-249.

Barragán, Máximino

 

Letter to Manuel Castro, July 4, 1858, reporting on the mines of San Antonio, etc. With transcript.

item 250-251.

Barragán, Máximino

 

Letter to Manuel Castro, Aug. 17, 1858, re expenditures for the salt mines in Santa Catarina. With transcript.

item 252-253.

Barragán, Máximino

 

Letter to Manuel Castro, Sept. 4, 1858, re lands at Santa Catarina and San Felipe. Copy.

item 254-261.

Petition of native Californians, Feb. 21, 1859, with signatures of Nasario Galindo, Rosario Higuera Soto, Ignacio Soto, Silverio Soto, Carmel Higuero Soto, José Soto, Encarnación Pacheco Soto, Guadalupe Soto and Jacinta Higuera. Printed form. With transcript.

item 262.

Printed item. Removed for separate cataloging.

item 263.

Castañeda, Jesús

 

Letter to Manuel Castro, Jan. 7, 1860

item 263a.

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Letter to Mr. Savage, Nov. 12, 1875, requesting Savage to turn over a Juárez document to J. D. Marks.

item 264-265.

Ocampo, Melchor, 1814-1861

 

Letter to José Castro, Aug. 8, 1859. Copy by José Castro, Mar. 3, 1860, concerning sale of lands in Baja California.

item 266.

Castañeda, Jesús

 

Letter to Manuel Castro, July 7, 1860, concerning Captain Twist.

item 267-270.

Palacio, Ricardo

 

Letter to Manuel Castro, Aug. 19, 1860, re lands of Santa Catarina. With transcript.

item 271.

Palacio, Adolfo

 

Letter to Manuel Castro, Oct. 20, 1861, re lands in Baja California, especially Santa Catarina.

item 272-274.

Torres, Cosmé

 

Letter to Manuel Castro and Juan Manuel Luco, Jan. 16, 1865, concerning land dispute.

item 275.

Bryant, Andrew Jackson, 1831-1888

 

Letter to Manuel Castro, Oct. 6, 1864, requesting Castro's assistance on behalf of the Union ticket headed by Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson.

item 276.

Mexico. Consulado, San Francisco

 

Letter to Manuel Castro, Apr. 17, 1865, requesting help for seven Mexican officials who were imprisoned by the French and were now in San Francisco and desirous of returning to Mexico. By José A. Godoy.

item 277-279.

Vega, Plácido, 1830-1878

 

Statement concerning assistance given him by Victor Castro, Vladislao Vallejo and Melitón Alviso and others during his stay in California. With transcript.

item 280-281.

Barstow, Alfred

 

Letter to Manuel Castro, Aug. 17, 1868, as secretary of the National Union Republican Party, State Central Committee for California, re starting a Spanish newspaper to be called "El Republicano."

item 282.

Vega, Plácido, 1830-1878

 

Letter to Manuel Castro, Feb. 8, 1870, sending a proclamation and hoping for Castro's assistance.