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Digest of the Acts and Deliberations of the Cabildo
Chronological--1772

Introduction to the Digest

Subject Book Volume Page Date Description
Officials--Annual Elections 1
81 1/1/1772 Don Hipolito Amelot, Senior Judge; Don Francisco Villiere, Junior Judge; Don Juan Lacoste, Attorney General; Don Juan Du Foreste, City Treasurer
Drayage 1
85 1/10/1772 Governor: Unzaga; Royal Ensign: De Reggio, Sr. - Cart drivers are forbidden to sit atop their carts when driving through the streets.
Lighting 1
85 1/10/1772 Governor: Unzaga; Royal Ensign: De Reggio, Sr. - At this time an account is presented by Don Juan Durel for cost of lighting the City Hall the three nights it was illuminated. Unzaga signs confirmation that he will do whatever is convenient in regard to the cost of illumination during the celebration of the birth of His Highness, the Prince.
Traffic Rules 1
85 1/10/1772 Governor: Unzaga; Royal Ensign: De Reggio, Sr. - The Attorney General requests that nobody be allowed to gallop on horseback through the streets of this city, nor the cart-drivers to ride stop their carts lest they be unable to control their animals.
Health Rules - Medicine and Surgery 1
95 5/8/1772 Governor Unzaga; Royal Ensign: De Reggio, Sr. - At this time the Attorney General calls attention to the insubordination existing in the practice of medicine and surgery. The Secretary read the by-laws established by O’Reilly, dated February 20th, 1770, and the Commissioners agreed that Section 8 be enforced; that all surgeons present themselves within eight days, with their diplomas to be examined.
Markets 1
96 5/15/1772 Governor: Unzaga; Royal Ensign: De Reggio, Sr. - The Governor and President informs the Cabildo that the franchise has not been observed in regard to meat supplied to the troops. The Commissioners agreed to see that the Lessee complies with his obligations in regard to this matter.
Ecclesiastical 1
100 6/4/1772 Governor: Unzaga; Royal Ensign: De Reggio, Sr. - The Commissioners decide that a Royal Standard, to be carried by the Commissioners in ceremonies of the Church, should be made; also six posts for a canopy for the Holy Sacrament, in accordance with established customs in all countries of the Kingdom. (See Pages 302 and 310 of Cabildo Book 1.)
Officials--Commissioners--Don Nicholas Forstall 1
98 6/4/1772 Announcement is made at this meeting that due to the death of Don Antonio Bienvenue, the position of Commissioner was sold at public auction to Don Nicholas Forstall. - (On page 156 the usual Royal Confirmation is received by Forstall) - (Forstall was elected Senior Judge in 1774 also in 1777, and again in 1801. See "ANNUAL ELECTIONS".)
Land Grants 1
104 8/14/1772 Governor: Unzaga; Royal Ensign: De Reggio, Sr. - Don Luis Trudeau, a former judge, requests title to a lot granted to him by O’Reilly.
Markets 1
72 9/6/1772 Governor: Unzaga; Royal Ensign: De Reggio, Sr. - The Secretary reports that the bulletins concerning the renting of the butcher shops had been complied with, and the latest bid was five hundred Pesos, made by Alejandro Latil. The Commissioners resolved that the last announcement be made on Sunday the 8th, and the auction be closed on the following Friday.
Land Grants 1
105 9/11/1772 Governor: Unzaga; Royal Ensign: De Reggio, Sr. - Don Nicholas Forstall requests title to land granted him by O’Reilly.
Bakeries 1
106 9/18/1772 Governor: Unzaga; Royal Ensign: De Reggio, Sr. - The Commissioners, considering the scarcity of flour and a possible increase in the price of bread due to the arrival of a battalion, resolve to petition the Governor to issue the necessary orders to prevent the citizens from being deprived of this necessary food. - (On page 108 the Commissioners resolved to buy all the available flour for account of the Cabildo and resell to the bakers at the price paid, in order to avoid abuses committed by the retailers in selling at a higher price to the detriment of the public who buy the bread. Two Commissioners were appointed to enforce this resolution).
Weights and Measures 1
110 12/4/1772 Governor: Unzaga; Royal Ensign: De Reggio, Sr. - The Attorney General recommends the purchase of a set of scales and measures to be kept in the Archives in order to verify those used by the public. The Commissioners agreed.
Officials--Notary Public for the City--Don Francisco Broutin 1
111 12/18/1772 Appointed to this position as a result of the resignation of De Pris (Despris, Despres or Des Prest). (Commission issued by the Governor (Unzaga) on Page 116.)

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