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authority in me vested, do hereby appoint and commission R. H. Linton a notary public in and for the district of San Francisco.

Given under my hand and seal, at Monterey, California, this fourth day of October, in the year of our Lord eighteen hnndred and forty-nine.

B. RILEY,
Brevet Brigadier General U. S. Army,

and Governor of California

Official:

H. W. HALLECK, Brevet Captain, and Secretary of State.

STATE DEPARTMENT OF CALIFORNIA,

Monterey, October 6, 1849. MAJOR: I am directed by Governor Riley to return your accounts of the "civil funds," and call your attention to a charge of $6 25 as sub-treasurer of civil furd. Such charge is unauthorized, and General Riley cannot pass your accounts in their present shape. When Major Allen received the appointment of civil treasurer, all of the civil funds were transferred to him, and the different officers who held portions of this fund allowed to charge 2) per cent. on their actual expenditures. Such charges have been approved by the governor, and it has been recommended to the authorities at Washington that they be allowed. You are requested to make out your accounts in accordance with that rule. Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

H. W. HALLECK,

Brevet Captain, and Secretury of State. Major E. H. FITZGERALD,

San Francisco, California.

STATE DEPARTMENT OF CALIFORNIA,

Monterey October 8, 1849. Sir: Your letter of the 6th instant has been received and laid before the governor, who directs me to say, in reply, that the legality of Colonel Mason's decree of February 14, 1848, and its effects upon the title to the mine mentioned by you, are proper subjects for judicial decision, and that, therefore, he cannot interfere in any way in the matter. Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

H. W. HALLECK,

Brevet Captain, and Secretary of State Hon. James ALEXANDER FORBES,

S.C., &-c., Sunta Clura, California.

STATE DEPARTMENT OF CALIFORNIA,

Monterey, October 8, 1849. MAJOR: It appears from Major Fitzgerald's accounts that Captain J. L. Folsom has retained the sum of $9,789 72 from the “civil funds,” for which he has rendered no account. As no authority was given him to retain any of this fund, the amount will be charged to him on your books. It appears from the same accounts that $86,460 34 was transferred to the quartermaster's department on the 30th of June last. It should be charged accordingly. Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

H. W. HALLECK,

Brevet Captain, and Secretary of State. Major R. ALLEN,

Treasurer, fc., San Francisco, California.

STATE DEPARTMENT OF CALIFORNIA,

Monterey, October 10, 1849. Sir: I am directed by the governor to acknowledge the receipt of a letter, signed by your secretary, enclosing bills from the “Placer Times” for $500 against the civil government for publishing copies of “laws of California. As no order or authority was ever given by the governor for snich publication, the bills cannot be paid; and I am therefore directed to return them herewith. Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

H. W. HALLECK,

Brevct Captain, and Secretary of State. Hon. H. HAWES,

Prefect of San Francisco, California.

STATE DEPARTMENT OF CALIFORNIA,

Monterey, October 10, 1849. Sır: I am directed by the governor to acknowledge the receipt of your letter, enclosing election returns for Sacramento city, all of which have been referred to Mr. Crosby, the prefect of the district, for his action. Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

H. W. HALLECK,

Brevet Crptain, and Secretary of Statc Hon. J. S. THOMAS,

Sacrumento city, California.

STATE DEPARTMENT OF CALIFORNIA,

Monterey, October 10, 1849. MAJOR: You are authorized by the governor to loan from the "civil funds'' to the quartermaster's department, for the use of Major McKinstry, the sum of fifteen thousand dollars, and to the topographical department, for the use of Lieutenant Derby, the sum of three thousand dollars, taking the proper drafts for the same. Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

H. W. HALLECK,

Brevet Captain, and Secretary of State. Major ALLEN,

Civil Treasurer, San Francisco, California.

STATE DEPARTMENT OF CALIFORNIA,

Monterey, October 10, 1849. Sir: I am directed by the governor to acknowledge the receipt of your affidavit of October 1, in the matter of E. A King, harbor-master of San Francisco; and to inform you that it has been referred to the commission appointed to investigate the affairs of the custom-house at San Francisco. Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

H. W. HALLECK,

Brevet Captain, and Secretary of State. Elisha .

Sin Francisco, California.

Know all men by these presents, that I, Bennet Riley, brevet brigadier general United States army, and governor of California, by virtue of authority in me vested, do hereby appoint and commission K. H. Dimmick a notary public and commissioner of deeds in and for the district of San José.

Given under my hand and seal, at Monterey, California, this 11th day of October, in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and forty-nine.

B. RILEY,
Brevet Brigadier General U. 8. A., and Governor of California.

Official:

H. W. HALLECK, Previt Captain, and Secretary of State.

PROCLAMATION.

To the people of California. The delegates of the people, assembled in convention, have formed a constitution, which is now presented for your ratification. The time and manner of voting on this constitution, and of holding the first general election, are clearly set forth in the schedule. The whole subject is therefore left for your unbiased and deliberate consideration.

The prefect (or person exercising the functions of that office) of each district will designate the places for opening the polls, and give due notice of the election, in accordance with the provisions of the constitution and schedule.

The people are now called upon to form a government for themselves, and to designate such officers as they desire to make and execute the laws. That their choice may be wisely made, and that the government so organized may secure the permanent welfare and happiness of the people of the new State, is the sincere and earnest wish of the present executive, who, if the constitution be ratified, will, with pleasure, surrender his powers to whomsoever the people may designate as his successor.

Given at Monterey, California, this 12th day of October, in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and forty-nine.

B. RILEY,
But. Brig. General U. S. Army, and Governor of California.

Oficial:

H. W. HALLECK, *Brevet Captain, and Secretary of State.

STATE DEPARTMENT OF CALIFORNIA,

Monterey, October 12, 1849. MAJOR: I send you herewith a copy of the governor's proclamation of to-day, and of the constitution just formed by the convention. They will be printed together, in pamphlet form, for general circulation among the people. No effort should be spared to have them printed and circulated with the least possible delay.

I enclose you a copy of proposals for printing by the proprietors of the “ Alta Californian;" but, if you can get it done with equal expedition and at less expense by any other press, you will do so. These proposals were made with the understanding that the constitution would be printed in the two languages in parallel columns; but it was afterwards determined to print them separately, viz: 8,000 copies in the English, and 2,000 in the Spanish language. You may therefore be able to expedite the printing by contracting with separate presses for the printing, that is, with one for the English and the other for the Spanish. Mr. Tefft has been employed by Captain Kane to take this to San Francisco, and to assist you in superintending the printing. As soon as the work is completed, you will deliver to him the copies intended for the districts south of San José, including that district. “In distributing the printed copies of the constitution, you will be guided by the ratio of representation as fixed in the schedule; but in dividing the Spanish and English copies, a larger proportion of the latter should be sent to the northern districts, and most of the former to the south. Extra copies should be retained, on the first distribution, at San Francisco, to be sent south by the steamer, and north by other conveyances, so as to provide for the contingency of the loss of any of those first sent out. Every care should be taken to make the distribution as general as possible, previous to the time of holding the first election.

The Spanish translation will leave here on the 14th by express. You

can make your contract accordingly for the printing. I will write you again by the express. Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

H. W. HALLECK,

Brevet Captain, and Secretary of State. Major R. ALLEN,

Civil Treasurer, San Francisco, California.

Know all men by these presents, that I, Bennet Riley, brevet brigadier general United States army, and governor of California, by virtue of authority in me vested, do hereby appoint and commission Edward M. Howison a notary public in and for the district of San Joaquin.

Given under my hand and seal, at Monterey, California, this 13th day of October, in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and forty-nine.

B. RILEY, Bot. Brig. General U. S. Army, and Governor of California. Official:

H. W. HALLECK, Brevet Captain, and Secretary of State.

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Know all men by these presents, that I, Bennet Riley, brevet brigadier general United States army, and governor of California, by virtue of authority in me vested, do hereby appoint and commission John McDougal á notary public and commissioner of deeds in and for the district of Sacramento.

Given under my hand and seal, at Monterey, California, this 13th day of October, in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and forty-nine.

B. RILEY, But. Brig. General U. S. Army, and Governor of California. Official:

H. W. HALLECK, Brevet Captain, and Secretary of State.

STATE DEPARTMENT OF CALIFORNIA,

Monterey, October 14, 1849. Major: I send you by the express of to-day a translation of the proclamation and constitution, which will be printed in accordance with the directions contained in my letter of the 12th. Mr. Houston has been employed by Captain Kane to distribute the constitution in the districts of Sonoma and Sacramento, and Mr. Kennedy in the districts of San José and San Joaquin. As stated in my former letter, Mr. Tefft will bring to this place the copies intended for this and the southern districts, and will

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