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Digest of the Acts and Deliberations of the Cabildo
Officials--Commissioners

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Subject Book Volume Page Date Description
Officials--Commissioners--Commissioner and Royal Ensign--Don Francisco Maria De Reggio 1
3 12/1/1769 Appointed Commissioner and Royal Ensign at the first meeting held by O'Reilly (at his residence) at which time the Cabildo or municipal government was established. - Receives Royal Confirmation confirming title conferred for life and made saleable in favor of the Royal Treasury in case of death or resignation. (See Page 136.)
Officials--Commissioners--Commissioner and Royal Ensign--Don Luis Toutan Beauregard 3 I 191 11/9/1787 Selected by the Commissioners to fill the position of Royal Ensign, (temporarily), due to the death of Don Francisco Maria de Reggio, pending an appointment by the Governor.
Officials--Commissioners--Commissioner and Royal Ensign--Don Carlos De Reggio 3 II 4 1/18/1788 Presents commission as Perpetual Commissioner and Royal Ensign issued in this favor by Don Estevan Miro, Governor. (Presents accounts left by his deceased father - page 6.)
Officials--Commissioners--Commissioner and Royal Ensign--Don Andres Almonaster Y Rojas 3 II 100 3/18/1790 Appointed to the position resigned in his favor by Don Carlos de Reggio.
Officials--Commissioners--Commissioner and Royal Ensign--Don Pedro Denis De La Ronde 4 II 145 6/8/1798 Appointed by the Governor (Gayoso) to the position of Commissioner and Royal Ensign to succeed Andres Almonaster y Rojas, deceased.
Officials--Commissioners--Commissioner and Provincial Judge--Don Pedro Francisco Olivier De Vezin 1
3 12/1/1769 Appointed at the first meeting held by O'Reilly at which meeting the Cabildo was established. Receives Royal Confirmation confirming title conferred for life and made saleable in favor of the Royal Treasury in case of death or resignation. (see Page 139).
Officials--Commissioners--Comm. and Provincial Judge--Don Carlos Honorato Olivier De San Mauricio 1
242 9/6/1776 Appointed to succeed his father, Don Pedro Francisco Olivier De Vezin, who resigned in his favor.
Officials--Commissioners--Commissioner and Provincial Judge--Don Santiago Toutan Beauregard 1
317 5/21/1779 Appointed to succeed Don Carlos Honorato Olivier who resigned in his favor. (Commission on Page 320.)
Officials--Commissioners--Commissioner and Provincial Judge--Don Luis Toutan Beauregard 2
97 2/15/1782 Due to the death of Don Santiago Beauregard (page 2) Galvez appoints his son, Don Luis Toutan Beauregard. (Royal Confirmation on page 181). - (The death of Don Luis Toutan Beauregard is mentioned by the Commissioners on June 8, 1792, in connection with the management of the Lepers' Hospital.)
Officials--Commissioners--Commissioner and Provincial Judge--Don Pedro De La Roche 4 II 109 2/16/1798 Appointed by Gayoso to fill this position after the death of Beauregard.
Officials--Commissioners--Commissioner and Chief Constable--Don Carlos Juan Bautista Fleurian 1
3 12/1/1769 Appointed by O'Reilly at the first meeting of the Cabildo, as Commissioner and Chief Constable. Receives the usual Royal Confirmation conferring title for life, made saleable in favor of the Royal Treasury in case of death or resignation. (See Page 144.)
Officials--Commissioners--Comm. and Chief Constable--Don Francisco Pascalis De La Sestera Y La Barre 1
272 12/19/1777 Appointed by Galvez to fill the position made vacant by the resignation of Fleurian.
Officials--Commissioners--Comm. and Chief Constable--Don Francisco Pascalis De La Sestera Y La Barre 2
73 9/7/1781 Receives the usual Royal Confirmation (See Page 78.)
Officials--Commissioners--Comm. and Chief Constable--Don Francisco Pascalis De La Sestera Y La Barre 5
1 7/19/1802 At this meeting it is revealed that Don Pascalis de La Barre and three other commissioners were arrested and suspended from their duties due to an investigation of the administration of Miro. (see Miro). After the transfer of the Province back to France (Page 78) the King granted the employees of the government the privilege of remaining under French rule, or in his service in some other possession of Spain. Pascalis de La Barre and one other Commissioner chose to remain in Louisiana.
Officials--Commissioners--Don Antonio Bienvenue 1
3 12/1/1769 Appointed by O'Reilly as plain Commissioner at the first meeting of the Cabildo.
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".)
Officials--Commissioners--Don Nicholas Forstall 3 1 167 5/4/1787 Is appointed to the Command of Opelousas and made Captain of Militia of that town by Governor Miro.
Officials--Commissioners--Don Nicholas Forstall 3 II 4 1/18/1788 Receives Royal Order granting to him the privilege of naming his assistant.
Officials--Commissioners--Don Carlos De La Chaise 3 II 98 3/12/1790 Presents appointment made by Forstall to fill position in the Cabildo during Forstall's absence in accordance with Royal Order (above). (De la Chaise filled the position as Deputy Commissioner until August 29th, 1795 when Forstall again appears in the record. In 1796 de la Chaise is elected Junior Judge. (See "ANNUAL ELECTION").
Officials--Commissioners--Commissioner of Finance--Don Joseph Ducros 1
3 12/1/1769 Appointed General Finance Commissioner by O'Reilly at a meeting held at this time at O'Reilly's residence. - Received Royal Confirmation from the King confirming title conferred for life and made saleable in favor of the Royal Treasury in case of death or resignation. (See Page 148).
Officials--Commissioners--Commissioner of Finance--Don Joseph Ducros 3 I 128 11/17/1786 Receives Commission from Governor Don Estavan Miro making him Perpetual Commissioner and General Treasurer.
Officials--Commissioners--Commissioner and Receiver of Fines--Don Francisco Braud 1
3 12/1/1769 Appointed by O'Reilly as Receiver of Fines at a meeting held at this time at O'Reilly's residence. - Received Royal Confirmation from the King confirming title conferred for life and made saleable in favor of the Royal Treasury in case of death or resignation. (In this document the name is Don Dionicio Braud". - See Page 152).
Officials--Commissioners--Commissioner and Receiver of Fines--Don Daniel Fagot De La Garciniere 1
176 2/25/1774 The office declared vacant by the Governor and President of the Cabildo, due to abandonment by Don Dionicio Braud, title is granted to the above.
Officials--Commissioners--Commissioner and Receiver of Fines--Don Cristobal Glapion 1
247 11/29/1776 By virtue of the resignation of Don Daniel Fagot de la Garciniere, the above was commissioned by the Governor, cited and sworn in.
Officials--Commissioners--Commissioner and Receiver of Fines--Don Juan Arnaul 1
283 4/3/1778 By virtue of the resignation of Don Cristobal Glapion, the above was commissioned by the Governor, took the oath of office and was placed in the seat.
Officials--Commissioners--Commissioner and Receiver of Fines--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--Commissioners--Commissioner and Receiver of Fines--Don Juan Arnaul 4 III 223 8/29/1800 At this time Don Pedro de la Roche calls attention of the Cabildo to the vacancy existing in this office for past 11 years, due to a lawsuit between the Royal Treasury and the party succeeding the late Don Juan Arnoult. Later (Cabildo Book 4 - Volume IV, Page 217) De la Roche again calls attention to this vacancy.
Officials--Commissioners 3 III 199 2/20/1795 At this time the Commissioners drafted a petition to the King asking that the number of Commissioners comprising the Cabildo be increased. On July 28, 1797, a Royal Edict is received, authorizing the creation of six more commissions to be sold at public auction. (See Cabildo Book 4, Volume II, Page 13.)
Officials--Commissioners 4 II 44 9/22/1797 At this time the following new Commissioners presented their commissions to the Cabildo, and were accepted and sworn in: Don Josef Le Blanc, Don Jamie Jorda (Also spelled Jayme) Don Luis Darby Danycan, Don Gilberto Andry, Don Francisco Riano, Don Juan De Castanedo (Also City Treasurer - See "ANNUAL ELECTIONS"). - Danycan resigned in 1799 (See Cabildo Book 4, Volume III) and was succeeded by Don Gabriel Fonvergne - (See Page 101 - same book and volume.) - Andry resigned in favor of Don Domingo Bouligny. Bouligny presents commission on December 19th, 1800, was accepted and sworn into office. (Cabildo Book 4, Volume IV, Page 49).

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