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have charged yourself with but $22 90 as the total amount received for the above-stated items. The deficiency, $20 55, you will please turn over to Captain Lippett, the commanding officer at Santa Barbara. I am, respectfully, your obedient servant,

R. B. MASON, Colonel 1st Dragoons, Governor of California. Don PEDRO CARRILLO,

Santa Barbara, California.

HEADQUARTERS TENTH MILITARY DEPARTMENT,

Monterey, California, November 3, 1847. Sır: Your letter of the 9th September was not received until the 28th of October.

You inform me that the Sandwich island brig "Keone Ana" had paid all her duties, amounting to $1,676 51, by giving bonds payable in 60, 80, and 120 days. I regret that you had not received instructions in time to have prevented your taking bonds for the payment of duties. The instructions sent to your predecessor in office, Don Santiago Arguillo, by General Kearny, and dated April 26, 1847, should have been turned over to you by that officer.

I am informed by Don José Domingo Yudast that he paid you on account of those bonds $973 25, on the 31st August, as pery our receipt, (copy enclosed,) and that he left funds in the hands of a Mr. Cot, in Los Angeles, to pay the balance due on the bonds, without waiting for them to become due, and that he is certain the money has been paid over to you before this time.

In your return for the third quarter of the present year, you do not charge yourself with having received any part of the money due on the bonds. The $973 25 received on the 31st August, as per your receipt, you will be pleased to turn over to Lieutenant Cliff, as also the balance, if received from Mr. Cot. I shall send Lieutenant Cliff, by this mail, instructions as to the disposition he is to make of the funds he received from you. I am, respectfully, your obedient servant,

R. B. MASON,

Governor of California. Don MIGUEL DE PEDRORENA,

San Diego, California.

HEADQUARTERS TENTH MILITARY DEPARTMENT,

Monterey, California, November 3, 1847. Sir: The Sandwich island brig “Keone Ana,” that was recently at Santa Barbara, was charged one hundred and four dollars and some cents duties. This amount must be refunded, as she paid all the duties on her cargo at San Diego, which should not have been done; but as it was done, it necessarily exempts her from paying her duties over again. Don Pedró received the duties, and I presume has paid them over to you. You will therefore pay over to the captain of the “Keone Ana," or his order, the amount received from that brig on account of “duties"'--not the tonnage duties. I am, respectfully, your obedient servant,

R. B. MASON,

Colonel 1st Dragoons, Governor of California. Captain F.J. LIPPETT, 7th Regiment New York Volunteers,

Santa Barbara, California. P. 8.—The growth, produce, or manufactures of California, shipped from one port in California to another port in California, will be free of duty.

HEADQUARTERS TENTH MILITARY DEPARTMENT,

Monterey, California, November 3, 1847. Sir: All funds derived from the collection of customs at San Diego you will turn over to Lieutenant Davidson, acting assistant quartermaster at Los Angeles, by the first safe opportunity after receiving them. I am, respectfully, your obedient servant,

R. B. MASON,

Colonel 1st Dragoons, Governor of California. Lieutenant ROBERT CLIFF,

Mormon company, San Diego, California.

HEADQUARTERS TENTH MILITARY DEPARTMENT,

Monterey, California, November 3, 1847. Sır: In addition to the printed instructions for collecting the revenue at San Diego, sent to you with my circular of the 14th of October, you will be governed by the following, viz: The growth, produce, or manufactures of California, shipped from one port in California to another port in California, will be free of duty. I am, respectfully, your obedient servant,

R. B. MASON,

Colonel 18t Dragoons, Governor of California. Captain D. C. Davis,

Commanding, San Diego, California.

HEADQUARTERS TENTH MILITARY DEPARTMENT,

Monterey, California, November 3, 1847. Sir: In addition to the printed instructions for collecting the revenue sent to you with my circular of the 14th October, you will please be gov. erned by the following, viz: The growth, produce, or manufactures of California, shipped from one port in California to another port in California, will be free of duty. I am, respectfully, your obedient servant,

R. B. MASON,

Colonel Ist Dragoons, Governor of California. Colonel J. D. STEVENSON, 7th Regiment New York Volunteers,

Commanding Southern District, California.

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HEADQUARTERS TENTH MILITARY DEPARTMENT,

Monterey, California, November 5, 1847. Sir: I have received your communication of the 3d instant, together with its enclosures, as also the two lists of the day previous, showing the result of the two elections for the town council for the Pueblo de San José.

The object and intention of our election was to choose six persons to aid the alcalde in the government of the town, and the town only. They were to make such laws, regulations, &c., for the town, as might be deemed necessary to secure a good police, suppress vice, and afford a proper protection to persons and property within the limits of the town; consequently, no person was eligible to be elected a town councilman unless he was an actual resident of the town, and no one was entitled to vote for a town councilman unless he was also an actual resident of the town.

The second election was unauthorized, as there could be but one elec. tion under the authority given. The first election must therefore stand good; but should there be one or more persons elected who are not actual and bona fide residents of the town, they cannot serve as town councilmen, and their places must be supplied by holding a new election.

Independent of the second election being held without the proper warrant, it is observed that several of the judges of the election are returned as members elect. This is altogether unusual; no one can be both a candidate and a.judge of the election at the same time.

Your letter of the 29th of October has been referred to the alcalde, Mr. Colton. The subject matter must be arranged between you, as it is an affair that I do not think I should interfere with. I am, respectfully, your obedient servant,

R. B. MASON,

Colonel 1st Dragoons, Governor of California. JAMES W. WEEKS,

Alcalde, Pueblo de San Jusé.

HEADQUARTERS TENTH MILITARY DEPARTMENT,

Monterey, California, November 8, 1847. Sir: I have received your communication of the 28th instant. I fully concur with you in the views therein expressed.

I have spoken to Mr. Green (indeed he read your letter) on the subject of the schooner Mary Ann's clearance. He states that the list of goods he signed were put on board her, and that those goods had paid the duties.

I wish you to collect all the evidence you can touching Richardson's delinquencies, as I intend, so soon as proper courts are established, to put his bonds in suit. In the mean time his salary must be withheld, even though he does settle such accounts as the books may show. Find out from Captain Davis and others what amount of duties they have paid. I understand from Mr. Larkin, that Davis has paid in the last year some. thing like $5,000 duties to Richardson.

I enclosed you some papers yesterday received from Mr. Leidsdorff concerning the goods you seized. You are on the spot, and must necessarily know better than I can from ex parte affidavits and statements all the circumstances of the case. Mr. Leidsdorff says that he was ignorant of the existence of the police regulations for the harbors, &c., as you will see

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by his letter of the 1st instant. The regulations were signed by the commodore and myself on the 15th of September, and sent off by the first opportunity to the collectors at San Francisco and other ports, and must have arrived in San Francisco on the 19th of that month, and were as well known there at the time the goods were seized as they were in the other ports, and just as well as were the regulations for the increase of duties from 15 to 20 per cent., signed by Commodore Shubrick, issued and sent to the collectors at the same time with the police regulations. In no other way have the instructions or regulations heretofore been published other than by sending them to the collectors of the different ports. I do not deem it necessary to give any additional instructions touching the case, unless you should have something to communicate after having read the papers herewith enclosed from Mr. Leidsdorff.

Please say to Mr. Leidsdorff, that being much pressed with business at present, I have not time to answer his letter of the first instant, and therefore desire that you will show him so much of this as concerns him.

The Lrig Elizabeth arrived here yesterday from San Francisco.

I observe some informality in her papers from the custom-house. You did not endorse on the manifest of her outward cargo, in addition to the certificate that the manifest had been deposited with the United States authorities, that she had permission” to sail for her port of destination, according to form 8.” Again, on her manifest, there purports to be from 1 to 55 boxes, marked M, containing goods as per certificate. Enclosed is a copy of one of these certificates or bills. It does not show to whom the goods belong, nor does it give the mark or wumber of the box which contains them, so that we do not know in which of the 55 boxes to look for the articles. The certificate or bill should have contained the name of the owner or consignee, and given the mark and number of the box.

Make the shipper give the name of the consignee, and number and marks of boxes, in future, on such bills and certificates.

I have received the printed copies of the extracts from the police regulations” for the harbors, &c. By reference to the instructions for printing, you will observe that it was my intention to have these “police reg. ulations” and the extracts from the printed instructions from Washington form a little pamphlet, all under the head of “extracts from the regulations for collecting the tariff of duties on imports and tonnage, &c.," and not to have them separate. However, it is too late now to remedy it. Please have the forms and the other extracts from the regulations from Washington sent down as soon as possible. I am, respectfully, your obedient servant,

R. B. MASON, Culonel 1st Dragoons, Governor of California. Capt. J. L. FOLSOM,

Assistant Quartermaster U. S. A., San Francisco.

HEADQUARTERS TENTH MILITARY DEPARTMENT,

Monterey, California, November 10, 1847. Sir: I have received your communication, without date, relative to the ship “Confederacion” and her cargó. Beef, pork, bread, four, butter, cheese, sugar, and rice, were admitted into the ports of California free of duty between the 1st of March and the 1st September last. Any of these articles not entered at the custom-house, and landed prior to the latter date, must pay duties, though the ship may have arrived on the coast or in port before that latter date.

All goods, merchandise, &c., not entered at a custom-house, and landed before the 15th of October ultimo, must pay the 20 per cent. duties.

Ships or vessels under foreign flags can go from port to port in Califomia to sell the imported cargo, and take in cargo for exportation, but cannot carry freight or cargo from one port in California to another port in California, to be there sold, landed, or reshipped. I am, respectfully, your obedient servant,

R. B. MASON,

Colonel 1st Dragoons, Governor of California. RICHARD CARSON,

Supercargo Chilian ship Confederacion.

HEADQUARTERS TENTH MILITARY DEPARTMENT,

Monterey, California, November 10, 1847. Sir: I send here with a copy of my letter of this date to Richard Carson, the supercargo of the Chilian ship Confederacion, for your information and guidance; also, a copy of correspondence between the Secretary of the Treasury and E. D. Brigham & Co., of Boston; H. S. Wetmore, of New York; and Marcus Morton, the collector of Boston; brought here by the barque Amità, under the official seal of the Boston custom-house. This correspondence contains some useful information. Take a copy of it and then return it to me. I am, respectfully, your obedient servant,

R. B. MASON, Colonel 1st Dragoons, Governor of California. Capt. J. L. Folsom,

Assistant Quartermaster U. S. A., San Francisco.

ifornia.

HEADQUARTERS TENTH MILITARY DEPARTMENT,

Monterey, California, November 11, 1847. GENTLEMEN: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your communication of the 30th of October, remitting the record of the trial of Armijo, Smith, and Eatson, recently tried at Sonoma by a special court upon the charge of murder; as also an account of fees, charges, &c., consequent upon the trial. I regret that I cannot fully approve of the account of fees, &c. I really think them exorbitantly high, and know that the account, as it stands, would be rejected at the treasury, and charged to the disbursing officer, or rather to myself, if I were to order its payment, as it is now presented, it being so far beyond any charges of the kind allowed in the United States. I have access only to the laws of the States of Missouri and Texas, in each of which, jurors are allowed one dollar per day for each day's attendance; in this case I am willing to double that, and make it two dollárs per day. In Missouri, a juror is al

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