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Digest of the Acts and Deliberations of the Cabildo
Chronological--1780

Introduction to the Digest

Subject Book Volume Page Date Description
Officials--Annual Elections 2
10 1/1/1780 Don Pedro Piernas, Senior Judge; Don Pedro Du Verges, Junior Judge; Don Manuel Andres Armesto, Attorney General; Don Lois Boisdore, City Treasurer
Wards and Districts 2
12 1/7/1780 Governor: Galvez; Royal Ensign: De Reggio, Sr. - In consideration of their activities and usefulness, the above gentlemen were re-elected to their respective positions at this time.
Archives 2
13 1/14/1780 Governor: Galvez; Royal Ensign: De Reggio, Sr. - The Attorney General calls attention to the seals of the Archives and some public documents of the deceased Secretary (Garic) which are lying around loose in the Archives, and recommends that the Commissioners make an inventory of these documents.
Ecclesiastical 2
19 3/20/1780 Governor: Galvez; Royal Ensign: De Reggio, Sr. - Again Reverend Father Vicar Cirilo is asked to sing the “Te Deum” to give thanks for the surrender of Mobile. And again on May 18th, 1781, for the success of the army at Pensacola (See page 55, Cabildo Book 2).
Military 2
19 3/20/1780 Governor: Galvez; Royal Ensign: De Reggio, Sr. - Galvez reports the surrender of Mobile and encloses a casualty list of the dead and wounded.
Officials--Governors--Don Bernardo De Galvez 2
18 3/20/1780 The Commissioners receive from Galvez an official statement covering the surrender of Fort Mobile in which he captured (March 12) 35 cannons, eight mounted mortars, 177 men of the regular troops and 185 inhabitants and sailors. He enclosed a casualty list of his own men and officers. He asked that the Commissioners notify the Father Vicar to have the "Te Deum" sung.
Archives 2
22 4/21/1780 Governor: Galvez; Royal Ensign: De Reggio, Sr. - The Royal Ensign calls attention to the papers, documents, ordinances and Royal Edicts of His Majesty which are not kept locked in a chest of three keys - according to law. It was resolved that a chest be made of cypress and the documents inventoried and placed therein. The Secretary to have charge of the inventory.
Inventory 2
22 4/21/1780 Governor: Galvez; Royal Ensign: De Reggio, Sr. - The Royal Ensign calls attention to the papers, documents, ordinances and Royal Edicts of His Majesty which are not kept locked in a chest with three keys, according to law. It was determined that a chest be made of cypress and the documents placed therein, with an inventory, of which the Secretary shall have charge.
Officials--Commissioners--Don Juan Arnaul 2
23 4/28/1780 Receives Royal Confirmation issued by the King. (The name is also spelled Arnould, and Arnauld. Arnoult is also used at times.
Officials--Governors--Don Bernardo De Galvez 2
26 5/5/1780 The Commissioners receive from Galvez a document stating that he has been made Field Marshall by the King in recognition of his victories at Manchac and at Baton Rouge.
Officials--Governors--Don Bernardo De Galvez 2
27 5/12/1780 The Commissioners ask Galvez to return to this Province to check the savage Negroes.
Slaves and Savage Negroes 2
27 5/12/1780 Governor: Galvez; Royal Ensign: De Reggio, Sr. -The Commissioners propose to address a letter to the Governor (at that time in Mobile) requesting his presence here to check the savage Negroes.
Streets - Bridges and Gutters 2
28 5/19/1780 Governor: Galvez; Royal Ensign: De Reggio, Sr. - The Royal Ensign proposed at this meeting that repairs to the bridges be made by the property owners, and if not complied with as ordered, the city would make them and charge the owners with the cost.
Streets - Bridges and Gutters 2
28 5/19/1780 Governor: Galvez; Royal Ensign: De Reggio, Sr. - The Royal Ensign proposed at this meeting that repairs to the bridges be made by the property owners, and if not complied with as ordered, the city would make them and charge the owners with the cost.
Streets - Bridges and Gutters 2
28 5/19/1780 Governor: Galvez; Royal Ensign: De Reggio, Sr. - The Royal Ensign proposed at this meeting that repairs to the bridges be made by the property owners, and if not complied with as ordered, the city would make them and charge the owners with the cost.
Military 2
29 5/26/1780 Governor: Galvez; Royal Ensign: De Reggio, Sr. - In submitting a sworn statement of the funds of the year 1779, the City Treasurer makes known “that the Militia of this city left in expedition for Baton Rouge, Mobile and Pensacola; and as a result the lodging places as well as the taverns which were in operation, no longer existed.” The Commissioners ordered that the Militia pay what they owe to the City Treasury “for pool and bar room bills as soon as they come back to the city.”
Taverns 2
29 5/26/1780 Governor: Galvez; Royal Ensign: De Reggio, Sr. - The City Treasurer makes known that the Militia of this city left in expedition for Baton Rouge; also that the taverns and lodging places which were in operation in this city no longer existed. He states that the taxes should amount to twelve hundred Pesos according to the new increase ordered by the Governor. The Commissioners ordered that the Militia pay what they owe the City Treasury for pool and bar room bills as soon as they return. (See “Military.”)
Warehouse 2
30 6/2/1780 Governor: Galvez; Royal Ensign: De Reggio, Sr. - The Commissioners proposed the appointment of a superintendent to inspect the buildings to be constructed by Captain Don Francisco Sismar de Bellislle for a warehouse in which provisions will be sold to the inhabitants of this city. The Royal Ensign (Reggio) was appointed Superintendent.
Roads 2
31 6/9/1780 Governor: Galvez; Royal Ensign: De Reggio, Sr. - Mention is made at this meeting of the roads in the town of Gentilly, pertaining to sentence imposed upon Don Gabriel Peyroux de la Roche Malive to keep said roads in repair. (See “Courts.”)
Courts 2
31 6/16/1780 Governor: Galvez; Royal Ensign: De Reggio, Sr. - Citizens of the town of Gentilly versus Don Gabriel Peyroux de la Roche Malive. Re: Repairs to roads. - Sentence was imposed on Peyroux, who appealed to the Cabildo. Three Commissioners were appointed to sit with the trial judge and pass final judgement.
Courts 2
34 7/14/1780 Governor: Galvez; Royal Ensign: De Reggio, Sr. - The Attorney General calls attention to a man in jail charged with calumnious libel against the Governor General. For justice sake the Governor General asks that two Commissioners be appointed to investigate the charges.
Hospitals - Lepers' Hospital 2
33 7/14/1780 Governor: Galvez; Royal Ensign: De Reggio, Sr. - The Attorney General advised that information has been received of a Negro at the residence of Madame Wels, recently arrived from Mobile, who seems to be afflicted with leprosy. The Doctor and Surgeon of the city was ordered to make immediate inspection and take the necessary steps to isolate the patient.
Prisons 2
36 9/1/1780 Governor: Galvez; Royal Ensign: De Reggio, Sr. - Don Pascalis de la Barre makes known the damage done to the City Jail by the recent hurricane, and asks the Cabildo to make repairs from the city funds.
Military 2
39 10/27/1780 Governor Galvez: Royal Ensign: De Reggio, Sr. - Don Luis Boisdore presents an official document stating the impossibility of making the collection of taxes due the City Treasury by the Cabaret owners, as they are soldiers of the Battalion stationed in the Plaza who sell and operate without license, through one pretext or another, concluding, that these collections are not to be charged to his account. (See “Taverns.”)
Taverns 2
39 10/27/1780 Governor: Galvez; Royal Ensign: De Reggio, Sr. - The City Treasurer, Don Luis Boisdore, presents an official document stating the impossibility of making collection of city taxes owed by the cabaret owners, as they are soldiers of the Battalion stationed in the Plaza who sell and operate without license.
Taxes 2
39 10/27/1780 Governor: Galvez; Royal Ensign: De Reggio, Sr. - The City Treasurer informs the Cabildo of the impossibility of collecting the taxes due the city by the Cabaret owners, as they are soldiers of the Battalion stationed in the Plaza who sell and operate without license. The Cabildo resolved to issue the necessary orders to correct this abuse. (See “Military.”)
Courts 2
42 12/22/1780 Governor: Galvez; Royal Ensign: De Reggio, Sr. - It was made known to the Cabildo at this time that Don Santiago Livaudais, Commandant appointed by the Governor General, was meddling with justice and taking prerogative belonging to the judges.

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