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Digest of the Acts and Deliberations of the Cabildo
Sugar Cane

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Subject Book Volume Page Date Description
Sugar Cane 4 III 24 4/19/1799 Governor: Gayoso; Royal Ensign: De La Ronde – At this meeting a representation made by Don Josef Solis and sent to the Cabildo by the Governor, was read; in which he asked the Commissioners to testify to his hardships and steady work in cultivating sugar cane, the small profits obtained by him, and the great benefits accruing to this Province from his labors. The Commissioners found his statements true and just and resolved to ask a grace from His Majesty, in accordance with his petition.
Sugar Cane 4 III 152 3/4/1800 Acting Governor: Vidal; Royal Ensign: De La Ronde – At this meeting a petition is presented by Don Claudio Francisco Girod, a merchant of this city, asking assistance from the Governor in getting three hundred mules for the cultivation of sugar cane into this Province from Mexico.
Sugar Cane 4 III 165 4/18/1800 Acting Governor: Vidal; Royal Ensign: De La Ronde – The Attorney General calls attention to the shortage of rice due to the fact that many farmers are devoting themselves to the culture of sugar cane.
Sugar Cane 4 III 202 8/8/1800 Acting Governro: Vidal; Royal Ensign: De La Ronde – the Acting Governor enclosed to the Cabildo copies of requests from citizens residing up and down the coast requesting that the importation of brute Negroes be again permitted for cultivating the land. (See “Slaves and Savage Negroes.”)

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