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have not been authorized to confer this duty upon any other person, and that you will still be held responsible for the expenditure and safe-keeping of said funds.

In addition to the instructions sent you on the 19th and 20th of this month, the governor now directs that you will ascertain the date of Pedro C. Carrillo's first appointment as collector, and see that his accounts are settled back to that date. It appears that said Carrillo paid himself last quarter $188: of course, no such account can in future be passed. There is also another for $15, for 100 blank clearances. Please to report the facts in this case.

The salary of the collector covers the making out of all his papers, and he cannot be allowed any pay for blanks. This item will, therefore, be regarded as part payment of his salary for the last quarter. Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

H. W. HALLECK,
Lieutenant of Engineers, and Secretary of State

for the Territory of California. Captain F. J. LIPPETT, New York Volunt, ers,

Santa Barbura, Californik,

STATE DEPARTMENT OF THE TERRITORY OF CALIFORNIA,

Monterey, August 27, 1847. SIR : You will procure the publication of the enclosed orders of the governor in each of the San Francisco papers: a single insertion will be sufficient. The expense of advertisement to be paid from the civil funds. Véry respectfully, your obedient servant,

H. W. HALLECK, Lieutenant of Engineers, and Secretary of State

for the Territory of California. Captain J. L. Folsom, Assistant Quarlermaster,

San Francisco, Californ:a.

STATE DEPARTMENT OF THE TERRITONY OF CALIFORNIA,

Monterey, August 27, 1847. SIR : The accompanying “circular” and blank forms are furnished for your instructions as collector.

In examining your accounts for the 2d quarter of 1847, I find that you have made no return of imports for that quarter. You will please make out one immediately and send it to the governor: your returns of exports, of customs collected, and also of vessels arriving at and clearing from the port of Monterey, do not include the month of April in that quarter. You will supply the deficiency, so that this office may be in possession of the above information for the full quarter.

Hereafter your papers will be made out according to the enclosed instructions and blank forms. Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

H. W. HALLECK, Lieutenant of Engineers, and Se retary of State

for the Territory of California. T. H. GREEN, Collector, Monterey, California.

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HEADQUARTERS TENTH MILITARY DEPARTMENT,

Monterey, August 27, 1847. SIR: Your communication of this day's date is before me, enclosing the correspondence between yourself and Major Hardie at San Francisco, relative to your claim to a certain lot in that town, which has been reserved for government purposes. You present no title papers, nor make any reference to where they are recorded. I therefore cannot touch the subject, in the manner in which it is at present presented. I am, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

R. B. MASON, Colonel 1st Dragoons, Governor of California. A. B. THOMPSON, Monterey, California.

HEADQUARTERS TENTH MILITARY DEPARTMENT,

Monterey, Culifornia, August 27, 1847. SIR : Your communication of the 23d instant is before me, asking my interference in the case between yourself and 'Mr. West, concerning the attachment of your property near Sonoma.

Any appeal from the judicial acts of the alcalde at Sonoma must come before me officially authenticated from that court. I cannot act upon a mere ex parte statement; I must have the subject so presented to me from the court as to enable me to açt understandingly. I am, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

R. B. MASON, Colonel 1st Dragoons, Governor of California. A. B. THOMPSON, Monterey, California.

STATE DEPARTMENT OF THE TERRITORY of CALIFORNIA,

August 30, 1847. SIR : The governor directs me to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 7th instant, relating to the suit of Castro vs. German.

No election has been taken in this case since the decree and order of
General Kearny, nor does Governor Mason intend, at present, in any
respect to interfere with that decision.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

H. W. HALLECK,
Lieutenant of Engineers, and Secretary of State

for the Territory of California. Geo. Hyde, Esq., Alcalde of San Francisco, California.

State DEPARTMENT OF THE TERRITORY OF CALIFORNIA,

Monterey, August 30, 1847. Sir : In transmitting your appointment as alcalde of the pueblo of San José, the governor directs me to say to you that he hopes the growing in. terests of your town, and the great importance of having some competent

and efficient person to watch over these interests, and to assist in preserving the quiet and tranquillity of the country, will be a sufficient inducement for you to accept this office. You have been highly recomiended to the governor as the most suitable person in your district for the office of magistrate, as he has every reason to believe that his confidence in you will not be misplaced. .

In the administration of your office, you will be governed by the laws and usages of the country, as they have heretofore existed, until other laws can be established.

You will please to exhibit to Mr. Burton your appointment, and give him the enclosed order to turn over to you all public papers and funds belonging to his office. If, however, you should deem it proper to de. cline this appointment, you will immediately return the enclosed papers without presenting them. Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

H. W. HALLECK, Lieutenant of Engineers, and Secretary of State

for the Territory of California. WM. Fisher, Esq., Pueblo of San José, California.

[Appointment declined by Mr. Fisher, and therefore cancelled.]

STATE DEPARTMENT OF THE TERRITORY OF CALIFORNIA,

Monterey, September 6, 1817. Sir: In order to enable him to act understandingly upon matters connected with the mission of Santa Inez, the governor directs that the renters of that mission immediately furnish him with copies of the contract or agreement by which they occupy said mission, and also a full amount of all rents paid, with the proper receipts for the same. Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

H. W. HALLECK, Lieutenant of Engineers, and Secretary of State

for the Territory of California. Messrs. Jose Maria COBANBIAS, JOAQUIN, and CARRILLO.

Stare DEPARTMENT OF THE TÉRRITORY OF CALIFORNIA,

Monterey, September 6, 1847. Sır: The governor directs me to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 26th August, and to say to you that you shall receive a more definitive answer to your petition as soon as the contracts of the renters of the mission of Santa Inez can be examined. These renters have been ordered to furnish to the governor a copy of each contract, for his instructioni. Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

H. W. HALLECK, Leiutenant of Engineers, and Secretary of State

for the Territory of California. ANGEL, JUAN BAUTISTA, and ANDRES,

Alcaldes of Santa Inez.

STATE DEPARTMENT OF THE TERRITORY OF CALIFORNIA,

Monterey, September 6, 1847. Sir: The governor directs me to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 26th August, enclosing certain papers purporting to be a title to a piece of land in or near the mission of Santa Inez. The title to which you refer is of no value, Captain José Maria Flores having had no proper authority to make such grant; but as you are in possession of said land, you may continue to hold it (provided no other persoa presents a better claim) until the proper tribunals are organized for the investigation of questions of that character. Your papers are enclosed herewith. Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

H. W. HALLECK,
Lieutenant of Engin'ers, and Secretary of Stute

fer the Territory of California JOAQUIN AQUILA, Santa Inez.

STATE DEPARTMENT OF THE TERRITORY OF CALIFORNIA,

Monterey, September 7, 1847. Sır: In reply to your letter of the 18th ultimo, respecting instructions given by you to the collector of San Pedro, the governor directs me to say, that as soon as he can have a consultation with Commodore Shubrick, some general regulations on the subject will be made, which shall be uniform throughout the Territory. In the mean time the regulations made by you for San Pedro are approved.

It having been reported that the occupants of the mission of San Buenaventura have sold, without proper authority, cattle, horses, and other property belonging to that mission, the governor directs that you procure a copy of the contract, or agreement, by which these occupants hold possession of the mission, and also a full account of all rents paid by them, with the proper receipts for the same; you will also examine into the present state of this mission and of the mission property, as compared with the inventories given by the occupants at the time of making the contract, and report what measures you may deem best calculated to secure the just rights of all concerned.

The same course will be pursued with respect to the missions of San Fernando, San Juan Capistrano, and (if rented) the missions of San Ga. briel and San Diego. It is reported that certain archives belonging to the mission of San Luis Rey were taken in January last from that mission to San Juan Capistrano. As it is desirable to collect in this office all the archives belonging to the missions of California, you are requested to use your best endeavors to procure all papers which may be likely to give information respecting their present or former condition.

Enclosed herewith is an order to the occupants of the mission above mentioned to furnish you with copies of their contracts, and such other information as may be required.

Copies of instructions for the sub-Indian agents, and of regulations for the government of the Indians, will be forwarded by the earliest opportunity. Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

H. W. HALLECK,
Lieutenant of Engineers, and Secretary of State

for the Territory of California. Col. J. D. STEVENSON, commanding, Los Angeles, California.

STATE DEPARTMENT OF THE TERRITORY OF CALIFORNIA,

Monterey, September 6, 1847. To the occupants of the missions of San Buenaventura, San Fernando,

San Gabriel, San Juan Capistrano, and San Diego: The governor directs you, and each of you, to furnish Colonel J. D. Stevenson, commanding the southern district of California, or such person as he may designate for that purpose, copies of all contracts or agreements by which you hold possession of any mission or mission property, and any other information that may be required for fully understanding the conditions of such tenure, and the present state of the missions. Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

H. W. HALLECK,
Licutenant of Engineers, and Secretary of State

for thc Territory of California.

STATE DEPARTMENT OF THE TERRITORY OF CALIFORNIA,

Monterey, September 10, 1847. Sir: I have to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 5th instant, enclosing a communication of Captain Brackett, respecting the case of Sr. Armijo.

You will please to inform Captain Brackett that the governor approves
the course pursued by him, under the circumstances, in admitting Sr.
Armijo to bail.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

H. W. HALLECK,
Lieutenant of Engineers, and Secretary of State

for the Territory of California. Major J. A. Hardie, Commanding Northern Military District,

San Francisco, California.

STATE DEPARTMENT OF THE TERRITORY OF CALIFORNIA,

Monterey, September 14, 1847. Sır: Mr. J. W. Weeks having been appointed alcalde of the pueblo of San José, your term of office will consequently cease on the receipt of this letter, and the governor directs that you then turn over to Mr. Weeks all public papers and funds belonging to your office. Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

H. W. HALLECK,
Lieut. of Engineers, and Secretary of State

for the Territory of California. John BURTON, Esq.,

Alcalde of San José, California.

STATE DEPARTMENT OF THE TERRITORY OF CALIFORNIA,

Monterey, September 15, 1847. Sir: I am directed by the governor to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 7th instant, respecting the trial of Armijo and others. You

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