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tained in this office. The appointment was dated about the 18th of August, and had a retrospective effect to the first of that month. If you have received it, please send a copy to this office. Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

H. W. HALLECK,

Brevet Cuptain, and Secretary of State. JOSE ANTONIO ESTRIDILLO,

Prefect of San Diego, 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 Robert A. Wilson a notary public in and for the district of San Francisco, California.

Given under my hand and seal, at Monterey, California, this 17th day of October, in the year of our Lord 1849.

B. RILEY,
Brevet Brig. Gen. U. S. A., and Governor of California.
Official:

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

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STATE DEPARTMENT OF CALIFORNIA,

Monterey, October 19, 1849. Sır: Your letter of the 6th instant has been laid before the governor, who directs me to say, in reply, that the adobic building occupied as the custom-house never has belonged, and does not now belong, to the mu. nicipal authorities of San Francisco. It was constructed by the collector of the port of San Francisco out of the proceeds of the customs in California, and was, until the treaty of peace, the property of the general gov. ernment of Mexico. It is now the property of the government of the United States, and cannot be turned over to the authorities of the town of San Francisco without orders direct from the Secretary of the Treasury, or by an act of Congress. Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

H. W. HALLECK,

Brevet Captain, and Secretary of State. Hon. J. W. Geary,

Judge of First Instance, Sin Francisco, California.

STATE DEPARTMENT OF CALIFORNIA,

Monterey, October 19, 1849. REVEREND Sir: By the governor's decree of the 17th ultimo you were appointed to succeed the Reverend Father Real in the agency of the missions of Santa Clara and San José. You will be required to keep an account of all property turned over to you by the said Father Real, and also of the receipts and expenditures arising from the property thus placed

temporarily under your management and care, subject at all times to the inspection of the governor or such persons as he may appoint for that purpose. Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

H. W. HALLECK,

Brevet Captain, and Secretary of State. Rev. Father ESTANISLAS LEHET,

Santa Clara, California.

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STATE DEPARTMENT OF CALIFORNIA,

Monterey, October 19, 1849. Sir: I have to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 15th in. stant, with the accompanying papers, all of which have been laid before the governor. If it be true that San Juan Bautista has been regularly organized into a pueblo, there can be no legal objection to the holding of a special election at that place for forming an ayuntamiento, in accordance with the provisions of the law; but the governor can give to such ayuntamiento no power to grant or sell land which has not been given to that body by the existing laws of the country. The ayuntamiento can grant in salaries such land as has been regularly ceded to the town for municipal purposes, and no more. All other lands belong either to the government or to private individuals; and all sales or grants of such lands by the ayuntamiento will be null and void: no act either of the governor or of subordinate authorities can make them valid. All grants, sales, or rents, by the priest, of lands or other property belonging to the mission of San Juan Bautista, are utterly null and void, the priest having no legal authority to dispose of said property.

The prefect of the district has full authority to designate the buildings which were directed in the law of secularization to be reserved for the use of the priest, for municipal purposes, a school-house, &c. By order of the governor:

H. W. HALLECK,

Brevet Captain, and Secretary of State. Hon. David SPENCE,

Prefect of Monterey, California.

Know all men by these presents, that, inasmuch as the legal tribunals recognised by the existing laws of California are now fully organized, 1 do therefore revoke my order of July 1, 1849, staying all further pro. ceedings with respect to a change in the administration of the estate of Mr. Leidsdorff, deceased, leaving the whole matter to be disposed of by the proper tribunal, in accordance with the laws governing in such cases.

Given at Monterey, California, this 19th day of October, in the year of our Lord 1849.

B. RILEY,
Brevet Brigadier General United States Army,

and Governor of California. Official:

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

STATE DEPARTMENT OF CALIFORNIA,

Monterey, October 20, 1849. Sir: I am directed by the governor to acknowledge the receipt of your communication of the 15th instant, resigning your appointment as judge of the superior tribunal. Your resignation is hereby accepted, to take effect on the 1st day of November next. Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

H. W. HALLECK,

Brevet Captain, and Secretary of State. Hon. LEWIS DENT, Judge of Superior Tribunal, Stockton,

San Joaquin district, California.

PROCLAMATION.

In conformity with the custom of other States and Territories, and in order that the people of California may make a general and public ac. knowledgment of their gratitude to the Supreme Ruler of the Universe for his kind and fostering care during the past year, and for the boundless blessings which we now enjoy, it is recommended that Thursday, the 29th day of November next, be set apart and kept as a day of thanksgiving and prayer.

Given at Monterey, California, this 24th day of October, in the year of our Lord 1849.

B. RILEY,
Brevet Brigadier General United States Army,

and Governor of California.

By the governor:

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

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 Mariano Malarin a judge of first instance in and for the district of Monterey, with exclusive jurisdiction of civil cases, to date from the 1st of November, 1849.

Given at Monterey, California, this 24th day of October, in the year o our Lord eighteen hundred and forty-nine.

B. RILEY, Brevet Brig. Gen. U. S. A., and Governor of California. Official:

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

HEADQUARTERS TENTH MILITARY DEPARTMENT,

Monterey, California, October 25, 1849. CAPTAIN: The commanding general has just received from Lientenant Sherman, aid-de-camp, information leaving little doubt in his mind that Captain Warner, topographical engineers, has been murdered by the Indians of the upper Sacramento. He accordingly directs that you proceed immediately with all the effective men of your troop, and those recently transferred to company E, if they are still with you, to the scene of this murder, for the purpose of apprehending and chastising its perpetrators.

The information received is indefinite as to time and place, but it is supposed that you will be able to gather the particulars on your route.

Under the apprehension that your troops may be too weak to penetrate far into the Indian country, the commanding general will immediately send instructions to Lieutenant Wilson, 1st dragoons, to meet you with his troop at or near Captain Day's camp, or Bear creek.

In the absence of particular information, the commanding general can give you no definite instructions; but he desires that your arrangements be made to move as expeditiously as possible, and that every effort be made to secure the perpetrators of this outrage.

If it should not be possible to secure the individual murderers, hold the tribe or band to which they belong responsible, and inflict upon it such punishment as will not readily be forgotten.

You will call, by the general's orders, upon the officers of the quartermaster's department for any supplies or funds that may be needed to facilitate your movements. Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

EDWARD R. S. CANBY,

Assistant Adjutant General. Captain A. J. SMITH,

1st Dragoons, commanding, Sc., Sonoma, California.

STATE DEPARTMENT OF CALIFORNIA,

Monterey, October 26, 1849. Sır: I have to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of October 22, asking for arms and ammunition for the use of the municipal authorities of San José. The governor will give the necessary orders to the military officers to send you the articles asked for. Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

H, W. HALLECK,

Brevet Captain, and Secretary of State. Don ANTONIO M. Pico,

Prefect of San José, California..

STATE DEPARTMENT TERRITORY OF CALIFORNIA,

Monterey, October 26, 1849. Sir: I am directed by the governor to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 18th instant, resigning your office as judge of the superior tribunal.

Your resignation is hereby accepted, to take effect on the 1st of November next. Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

H. W. HALLECK,

Brevet Captain, and Secretary of State. Hon. Peter H. BURNETT,

Sin José, 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 Kembal H. Dim. mick a judge of the superior tribunal of California, to date from the 1st day of November next; vice Burnett, resigned.

Given under my hand and seal, at Monterey, California, this 26th day of October, in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and forty-nine.

B. RILEY, Brevet Brig. Gen. U. S. Army, and Governor of California. Official:

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

Know all men hy 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 Richard A. Maupin a judge of the superior tribunal of California, vice Lewis Dent, resigned; to date from the first day of November next.

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

B. RILEY,
Brevet Brig. Gen. U. S. A., and Governor of California.
Official:

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

To all to whom these presents shall come, greeting:

1, the undersigned, secretary of state for California, hereby request all whom it may concern to permit safely and freely to pass Juan de Dios Talamentes, a citizen of California, entitled by the provisions of the treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo to all the rights, privileges, and immunities of a citizen of the United States of America, and in case of need to give him all lawful aid and protection.

Given under my hand and seal of the department of state, at Monterey, (L. s.]

California, this twenty-sixth day of October, in the year of our Lord :1 eighteen hundred and forty-nine.

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

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