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Digest of the Acts and Deliberations of the Cabildo
Chronological--1775

Introduction to the Digest

Subject Book Volume Page Date Description
Officials--Annual Elections 1
203 1/1/1775 Don Guy Dufossat, Senior Judge; Don Santiago La Chaize, Junior Judge; Don Santiago Livaudais, Attorney General; Don Juan Durel, City Treasurer
Bakeries 1
209 3/3/1775 Governor: Unzaga; Royal Ensign: De Reggio, Sr. - The Attorney General calls attention to scarcity of flour and the consequent shortage of bread. Also to the fact that there are several English boats in the river carrying this commodity. The Commissioners resolved to ask, with the approval of the Governor, for this flour to be distributed among the bakers.
Levees 1
209 3/3/1775 Governor: Unzaga; Royal Ensign: De Reggio, Sr. - Petition is presented by Andrew Jung requesting payment of five hundred Pesos for work done on the levee. Approved and voucher authorized.
Officials--Notary Public for the City--Don Francisco Broutin 1
209 3/3/1775 Receives Royal Confirmation from the King confirming his title as Prosecuting Attorney (Notary Public) for the city. Document on page 216.
Streets - Bridges and Gutters 1
215 6/2/1775 Governor: Unzaga; Royal Ensign: De Reggio, Sr. - Don Andres Jung asks for payment for work done on the boxes of the Plaza and the streets leading to the jail, also for cleaning the bridges.
Portraits 1
220 8/5/1775 Governor: Unzaga; Royal Ensign: De Reggio, Sr. - It was recalled that in a previous session it was agreed to place in this chamber a picture of the King. Finding it convenient, other pictures will be placed in other chambers, paying for them out of the city funds.
Markets 1
222 9/22/1775 Governor: Unzaga; Royal Ensign: De Reggio, Sr. - Don Guy Dufossat calls attention to the fact that the contract for supplying meat to the citizens, auctioned for the period of four years to Don Juan Antonio Latil, will expire on the last day of December. The Commissioners agreed to post notices calling for bids. At the next meeting (page 223), it was agreed to auction the contract on October 10th.
Levees 1
223 10/7/1775 Governor: Unzaga; Royal Ensign: De Reggio, Sr. - Don Andres Jung asks for three hundred Pesos, which were advanced him on account of the work he is doing on the river front.
Fire 1
224 10/20/1775 Governor: Unzaga; Royal Ensign: De Reggio, Sr. - The Annual Commissioners are instructed to inspect all chimneys, beginning the 26th of this month, at which time the 5-day notice to the public will have expired.
Streets - Bridges and Gutters 1
224 10/20/1775 Governor: Unzaga; Royal Ensign: De Reggio, Sr. - It was agreed at a previous session to repair the bridges belonging to the city, the expenses of which were to be paid by the property owners. Don Guido Dufossat was paid 37-1/2 Pesos for work done by his Negroes, on three bridges.
Hospitals - Charity Hospital 1
225 10/27/1775 Governor: Unzaga; Royal Ensign: De Reggio, Sr. - In granting a license to Pedro Morris to operate the taverns, cabarets and food supply houses, it was stipulated that he contribute 140 Pesos annually to the Charity Hospital. (See “Taverns.”) - (Some time between this date and 1780 the operation of the taverns, cabarets, etc., was turned over to the militia, who refused to pay taxes to the city and it is questionable if they continued this contribution to the Hospital. In 1781 it was decided to return the operation to private parties.) (See “Taverns.”)
Lighting 1
226 10/27/1775 Governor: Unzaga; Royal Ensign: De Reggio, Sr. - A memorandum is presented at this time of the expenses incurred in illuminating the government buildings on the occasion of the birth of the Infanta, daughter of the Prince and Princess of Austurias.
Taverns 1
225 10/27/1775 Governor: Unzaga; Royal Ensign: De Reggio, Sr. - The Commissioners agreed at this time to lease the taverns, Cabarets, boarding houses and food supply houses to Pedro Morris and Raymond Escote, provided they furnish bond in the amount of six thousand Pesos, and a list of the bartenders they will use to manage the cabarets. They were required to contribute 140 Pesos annually to the Charity Hospital.
Taxes 1
225 10/27/1775 Governor: Unzaga; Royal Ensign: De Reggio, Sr. - In granting a contract to Pedro Morris and Raymond Escote it is stipulated that they pay 140 Pesos annually to the Charity Hospital. (See “Taverns.”)
Census 1
230 11/17/1775 Governor: Unzaga; Royal Ensign: De Reggio, Sr. - At this time the Commissioners presented a list of the Negroes in the city, showing 4,387. (This census was made in order to assess owners for payment of runaway slaves killed in resisting arrest. (See "Slaves and Savage Negroes.")
Food, Fuel and General Supplies 1
229 11/17/1775 Governor: Unzaga; Royal Ensign: De Reggio, Sr. - At this time the Attorney General called attention to the great export of provisions from the Province. Stating he feared a shortage which might endanger the population. He asked that drastic measures be adopted to prevent a shortage. The Governor agreed to prohibit exportation until the public was cared for. - (On page 238 the Governor is requested again to issue orders concerning the exportation of provisions.)
Slaves and Savage Negroes 1
230 11/17/1775 Governor: Unzaga; Royal Ensign: De Reggio, Sr. - At this time the Commissioners presented a list of the Negroes of this Capitol City which shows that there are 4,387, and it was agreed that each individual must contribute one half a real for the payment of two hundred Pesos to Don Francisco la Barre for one runaway Negro killed while resisting arrest.
Levees 1
231 12/1/1775 Governor: Unzaga; Royal Ensign: De Reggio, Sr. - Don Andres Jung asks for four hundred Pesos on account of levee work. It was agreed to advance him three hundred Pesos, which was authorized.
Taverns 1
231 12/1/1775 Governor: Unzaga; Royal Ensign: De Reggio, Sr. - At this time Don Pedro Moris (Morris) presented a list of bartenders also bond in the amount of 6,600 Pesos. He asked to be allowed 25 bartenders in addition to the 13 named in the list, which was refused. It was agreed that 24 bartenders be allowed, including the 13 previously named.

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