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Digest of the Acts and Deliberations of the Cabildo
Hospitals--Lepers' Hospital

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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.
Hospitals - Lepers' Hospital 3 I 49 4/22/1785 Acting Governor: Miro; Royal Ensign: De Reggio, Sr. – At this time a letter from Don Andres Almonaster was presented in which he states he has built a hospital for the lepers, with four separate divisions, large enough to lodge many white families with separate quarters for colored people; located at the end of his farm bounded by the lands of Joseph Curtis on one side and on the other side by a canal which he has constructed for the sick people to bathe in; that the lepers may be kept together, there being a large number.
Hospitals - Lepers' Hospital 3 I 78 11/18/1785 Acting Governor: Miro; Royal Ensign: De Reggio, Sr. - At this time the Governor presented a petition in which Francisca Roquigmy requested him to obtain the return of her son from the House of Lepers in view of certificate she presented from Don Estevan Jovignet de Pellegrut (physician). The Commissioners resolved to obtain other medical opinion before taking any action. (At the next meeting, page 79, the opinions of other surgeons were reviewed and it was resolved that the said Roquigni could not return to live with his family.)
Hospitals - Lepers' Hospital 3 I 142 12/22/1786 Acting Governor: Miro: Royal Ensign: De Reggio, Sr. – At this time the Governor and President of the Cabildo (Miro) advised that he had taken up with the Captain General the matter of funds originating from the rentals of stalls in the market, amounting to 2,100 Pesos, and which are now in the hands of Don Juan Ventura Morales, in order that His Excellency may apply same to the urgent need of the Lepers’ Hospital, to which the Captain General had agreed. After receiving this amount from Morales, 165 Pesos were paid for repairs to the Hospital, and the remainder turned over to Don Louis Toutant Beauregard to be loaned out at interest for the benefit of the Hospital.
Hospitals - Lepers' Hospital 3 III 4 6/8/1792 Governor: Carondelet; Royal Ensign: Almonaster – At this time the Attorney General makes known that since the death of Don Luis Toutant Beauregard, who had charge of the funds of the Lepers’ Hospital, there is no one from whom to obtain what is necessary for the administration of the hospital. The Commissioners agreed to give a certificate showing that the said deceased person was in charge of the funds, and to permit the City Treasurer to advance aid to the lepers, to be reimbursed from the said funds when adjustments are made.
Hospitals - Lepers' Hospital 4 I 164 12/2/1796 Governor: Carondelet; Royal Ensign: Almonaster – At this time Don Juan Beauregard representing his mother, Dona Maria Magdalena Cartier, presented a statement of the funds of the Lepers’ Hospital which were in the custody of her deceased brother, Don Luis Beauregard, in the amount of 1,213 Pesos. He requested, if the account is found correct, that his mother be allowed to borrow 1000 Pesos at the usual interest. The Commissioners appointed two of their number to examine the accounts and report to the Cabildo. – (This report, page 209, stated that in order to discharge this duty, all the documents concerning the account were needed for examination. It was agreed that certified copies be given them.)
Hospitals - Lepers' Hospital 4 I 218 6/23/1797 Governor: Carondelet; Royal Ensign: Almonaster – At this time the report was presented by the Commissioners appointed to audit the accounts presented by Don Juan Beauregard which were in charge of the deceased Don Luis Toutant Beauregard, in which they state that he can only be credited with the sums written by his own hand. The commissioners decided that it was a point of contention as to what the deceased owed to the hospital funds, and resolved to deliver the matter to the City Treasurer that he might take the proper steps for settlement before the courts.
Hospitals - Lepers' Hospital 4 II 28 8/23/1797 Governor: Gayoso; Royal Ensign: Almonaster – A judgment issued in reference to proceedings instituted by the City Treasurer in the above matter approved the accounts as presented by Dona Magdalena Cartier in which the estate of Don Luis Toutant Beauregard, appears as owing 1,213 Pesos. It was decreed that this judgment be forwarded to the Cabildo so that the petitioner might acknowledge the indebtedness of 1000 Pesos and pay over the balance to the fund. The Commissioners approved, and resolved that she furnish mortgage bond to the satisfaction of the City Treasurer. (See also pages 39, 42 and 168 pertaining to different loans made from this fund and mortgages obtained.)
Hospitals - Lepers' Hospital 4 III 31 5/17/1799 Governor: Gayoso; Royal Ensign: De La Ronde - At this time the City Treasurer presents the accounts of the “San Lazaro” Hospital during the past year, which were submitted to the Annual Commissioners for audit.
Hospitals - Lepers' Hospital 4 IV 2 9/19/1800 Acting Governor: Vidal; Royal Ensign: De La Ronde – At this time the Surgeon of the Charity Hospital, Don Luis Giovellina, calls attention to the deplorable condition of the lepers in the “San Lazaro” Hospital, without servants or even partitions to separate the sexes. This being a matter concerning the Government, it was referred to the Civil Governor.
Hospitals - Lepers' Hospital 4 IV 78 3/20/1801 Acting Governor: Vidal; Royal Ensign: De La Ronde - Don Elias Beauregard asks permission to retain the 890 Pesos owed to the Lepers’ Hospital by his deceased mother, Dona Magdalena Cartier, and to accept mortgage on a house and lot which he owns, thereby canceling the original mortgage. This the Commissioners refused. – (Later Don Jayme Jorda offered to assume the mortgage, page 83, which the Commissioners agreed to accept, page 87.
Hospitals - Lepers' Hospital 4 IV 180 2/26/1802 Governor: Salcedo; Royal Ensign: De La Ronde – The City Treasurer presents the accounts of the “St. Lazaro,” showing a balance of 81 Pesos and 3-1/2 reales.
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39 1/14/1803 Governor: Salcedo; Royal Ensign: De La Ronde – At this time Don Jayme Jorda presents a memorandum stating that he is ready to return the 890 Pesos loaned to him at a 5 percent interest, plus an additional 5 percent which he offers as alms to the “San Lazaro.” (The City Treasurer presents accounts, page 72, and Don Pedro Jaude offers sale of house to cancel loan of 1500 due hospital, page 77.)

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