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Finding Aid to the Documentos originales para la historia de la Baja California y sobre todo de la Colonia Militar de la Frontera, 1848-1859
BANC MSS M-M 20-21  
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Calendars of Documents, Volumes 1 (M-M 20) and 2 (M-M 21)

Calendar of Documents, v. 1, M-M 20

item 1

Note concerning land of Don Julian Ams, undated

item 2-3

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Draft of letter to Antonio Cháves, Dec. 18, 1849, concerning arrival of Cháves in Baja California with supplies.

item 4-6

Armenta, Manuel

 

Regimental registration, July 24, 1849, with signatures of Manuel Díaz, Manuel Castro, Manuel S. Hidalgo and José María Monterola.

item 7-9

Guerra, Sisto

 

Regimental registration, July 24, 1849, with signatures of José María Monterola, Manuel Díaz, Manuel Castro and Manuel S. Hidalgo.

item 10-12

Manríques, Guadalupe

 

Regimental registration, July 30, 1849, with signatures of Doroteo Roque, Manuel Díaz, Manuel Castro and Manuel S. Hidalgo.

item 13

Cháves, José Antonio

 

Estimate of credit for the Colonia Militar de la Frontera de la Baja California. July 31, 1849

item 14-16

Miranda, Guadalupe

 

Regimental registration, July 31, 1849. Copy, signed by Manuel Castro.

item 17-18

Espinosa, Rafael

 

Decree, July 10, 1819, concerning regulations for the colony. 2 copies. Oversize portfolio.

item 19

Pineda, Manuel

 

Estimate of credit ... July 19, 1849

item 20-22

Valle, Ignacio

 

Regimental registration, Aug. 1, 1849, with signatures of Manuel Díaz, Rafael Peña, Manuel Castro and Manuel S. Hidalgo.

item 23-25

Monterola, José María

 

Regimental registration, Aug. 1, 1849. Copy, signed by Manuel Castro.

item 26-28

Díaz, Manuel, 1810-

 

Regimental registration, Aug. 1, 1849, with signatures of Rafael Peña, Doroteo Roque, Manuel Castro and Manuel S. Hidalgo.

item 29-32

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Draft of letter to Antonio Cháves, Jan. 9, 1849 acknowledging receipt of one thousand one hundred pesos, sending livestock requested, etc.

item 33

Book containing account of payments made to persons in the Colonia Militar. Aug.-Nov. 1849. Presumably kept by Manuel Castro.

item 34-36

Villalobos, Antonio

 

Regimental registration, July 24, 1849, with signatures of Manuel Díaz, Rafael Peña, Manuel Castro and Manuel S. Hidalgo

item 37-39

Flores, José de la Cruz

 

Regimental registration, Aug. 9, 1849, with signatures of Manuel Castro and Manuel S. Hidalgo.

item 40-41

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Estimate of credit, Aug. 3, 1849. (2 copies)

item 42-44

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

List of men present at review, Aug. 6, 1849, with signature of Manuel S. Hidalgo

item 45-47

Espinosa, Nemesio

 

Regimental registration, Aug. 6, 1849, with signatures of Manuel Díaz, Rafael Peña, Manuel Castro and Manuel S. Hidalgo.

item 48-51

González, Loreto

 

Regimental registration, Aug. 7, 1849, with signatures of Manuel Díaz, Manuel Castro and Manuel S. Hidalgo.

item 52

Castro, Manuel

 

Account of provisions ... Aug. 16, 1849

item 53-55

Cota, Francisco

 

Regimental registration, Aug. 16, 1849, with signatures of Rafael Peña, Manuel Díaz, Manuel Castro and Manuel S. Hidalgo.

item 56-57

Espinosa, Rafael

 

Letter to Manuel Castro, Aug. 19, 1849, transmitting copy of letter from the Secretary of War concerning the illegal establishment of some colonies.

item 58

Castro, Manuel de Jesús,1821-

 

Record of clothing needed by the colony. Aug. 16, 1849

item 59

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Report on troops, arms, munitions, clothing, etc., of the colony. Aug. 18, 1849. For another copy, see no. 61.

item 60

List of the individuals in the troop. Aug. 18, 1849

item 61

Castro, Manuel

 

Report on troops, arms, munitions, clothing, etc., of the colony. Aug. 18, 1849

item 62

Cháves, José Antonio

 

Estimate of credit, Aug. 18, 1849

item 63

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Report on funds received and distributed, Aug. 31, 1849

item 64

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Draft, Aug. 27, 1849, of statement concerning the desertion of the soldier Guadalupe Manríquez.

item 65-66

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821

 

Draft of a letter to Rafael Espinosa, Aug. 27, 1849, re his arrival in San Luis, having been delayed by lack of animals and bad roads. He mentions desertion of Guadalupe Manríquez.

item 67-68

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Draft, Aug. 25? 1849, stating he has remained in the same place on account of heavy rains since the 22nd of August. He reports on Manríquez' desertion, commenting that Manríquez made off with a horse belonging to the colony and some clothing.

item 69-70

Espinosa, Rafael

 

Letter to Manuel Castro, Aug. 31, 1849, acknowledging receipt of Castro's letter and exhorting him to greater vigilance especially re horses. He tells Castro he has signaled Manríquez' disappearance to the magistrates of various towns.

item 71-73

Distribution of funds, Aug. 31, 1849

item 74-77

Cháves, José Antonio

 

Distribution of funds, Aug. 31, 1849

item 78-80

Cháves, José Antonio

 

Estimate of credit, Sept. 1, 1849. 3 variants.

item 81-85

Cháves, José Antonio

 

List of men present at review, with signature of Manuel S. Hidalgo. (2 variants)

item 86-87

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

List of men present at review, Sept. 5, 1849, with signature of Antonio Romero.

item 88

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Estimate of credit, Sept. 5, 1849

item 89-90

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Draft of letter to Rafael Espinosa, Sept. 13, 1849, stating he is sending copies of lists of men present at reviews and estimate of credit.

item 91-96

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Draft of letter to Rafael Espinosa, Sept. 15, 1849, commenting on his stay in Loreto due to rains, lack of provisions and attempts to rest the horses, and reporting on his meeting with Francisco de Castillo Negrete. He expects to be in Mulejé on the 24th at the latest.

item 97-98

Cháves, José Antonio

 

Letter to Manuel Castro, Sept. 25, 1849, concerning Castillo Negrete's desire to rule the colony, re lands in Baja California, etc.

item 99

Note of effects belonging to the colony. Sept. 29, 1849. Contemporary copy by José Pérez Vidal.

item 100-103

Cháves, José Antonio

 

Distribution of funds, Sept. 30, 1849

item 104-105

Distribution of funds, Sept. 30, 1849

item 106

Cháves, José Antonio

 

Estimate of credit, Oct. 1, 1849

item 107

Padilla, José

 

Letter, Oct. 1, 1849, requesting removal of soldier Nicolas Figueroa from the town because of his intolerable behavior.

item 108-109

Cháves, José Antonio

 

Estimate of expenditures, Oct. 1, 1849. 2 copies

item 110-111

Cháves, José Antonio

 

List of men present at review, Oct. 1, 1849, with signature of Manuel S. Hidalgo

item 112

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Estimate of expenditures, Oct. 3, 1849

item 113-114

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

List of men present at review, Oct. 3, 1849, with signature of José Padilla

item 115-118

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Draft of letter, Oct. 5, 1849, reporting on his arrival at unnamed destination, lamenting his slowness due to the same reasons as before (i.e., rain, poor horses, etc.) Furthermore some of the soldiers have been sick. However he is preparing to continue his march according to orders. He does comment that some kind of quarters and a regular salary are indispensable for sustaining morale of the soldiers.

item 119-120

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Letter, Oct. 5, 1849, to the alcalde, reporting that he is willing to help maintain order and public peace, but that it is not his responsibility to meddle with elections or political appointments.

item 121-123

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Drafts, Oct. 6, 1849, of two letters, one commenting on his arrival in Mulegé and stating he needs provisions. He plans to leave this place in the middle of the month; the other, transmitting lists of men present at review and estimate of expenditures.

item 124-127

Cháves, José Antonio

 

2 letters to Manuel Castro, Oct. 8, 1849, sending lists of men present at review and estimates of expenditures, and the second telling him of his engagement.

item 128-129

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Draft. Oct. 8, 1848, of letter re communications from local authorities, stating stand he has taken.

item 130-132

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Draft of letter to Rafael Espinosa, Oct. 9, 1849, concerning his involvement in local affairs at Mulegé.

item 133-135

Espinosa, Rafael

 

2 letters, Oct. 10, 1849, concerning Castillo Negrete and acknowledging receipt of lists of men present at reviews and estimate of expenditures.

item 136-137

Cháves, José Antonio

 

Letter to Manuel Castro, Oct. 17, 1849, repeating information of some previous letters, fearing that Castro had not received them.

item 138-141

Espinosa, Rafael

 

Letter to Manuel Castro, Oct. 29, 1849, urging greatest economy in expenditures, since to date he has received no answers from the government and does not know whether it it will send any funds. He hopes Cháves will be able to join Castro soon, if transportation by sea can be arranged.

item 141 1/2

Espinosa, Rafael

 

Letter, Oct. 29, 1849, acknowledging receipt of lists of men present at review and estimate of expenditures.

item 142-147

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Draft of letter to Rafael Espinosa, Oct. 30, 1849, stating he has had to suspend his march due to the serious illness of several of his men. He stresses the company's need for money, and wonders about advisability of continuing the march.

item 148-149

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Draft of letter to Antonio Cháves, Oct. 30, 1849, in reply to Cháves' letters, says he has written repeatedly to Espinosa concerning funds for Cháves.

item 150-152

Distribution of funds, Oct. 31, 1849

item 153-156

Cháves, José Antonio

 

Distribution of funds, Oct. 31, 1849

item 157-158

Cháves, José Antonio

 

List of men present at review, Nov. 3, 1849, also signed by Manuel S. Hidalgo.

item 159

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Estimate of expenditures, Nov. 4, 1849

item 160-162

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

List of men present at review, Nov. 4, 1849, also signed by Francisco Fierro.

item 163

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Drafts, Nov. 4, 1849, one remitting lists of men present at review, and the second concerning finding a letter and re-addressing it promptly.

item 164-165

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Draft of letter, Nov. 7, 1849, concerning the expulsion of José Rosa Moreno from the territory as an undesirable.

item 166

Romero, Antonio

 

Letter to Manuel Castro, Nov. 9, 1849, stating he has received and remitted documents as requested.

item 167

Cháves, José Antonio

 

Estimate of expenditures, Nov. 1, 1849

item 168-170

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Draft of letter, Nov. 10, 1849, to Antonio Cháves, asking him to keep strict accounts, and as soon as the animals arrive to march for San Ignacio.

item 171-173

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Drafts, Nov. 10, 1849, one to Antonio Cháves, ordering him on receipt of the letter to send a courier immediately to San Ignacio where he, Castro, has decided to wait for Cháves. Cháves is to contract for transportation of agricultural implements for the colony. With this, statement re request of José Serrano.

item 174-175

Espinosa, Rafael

 

Letter to Manuel Castro, Nov. 13, 1849, transmitting copy of letter of Minister of Foreign Relations, concerning the number of foreigners arriving in Baja California without necessary papers.

item 176-177

Espinosa, Rafael

 

Letter to Manuel Castro, Nov. 23, 1849, transmitting copy of letter from the Ministry of War, concerning funds for military colonies.

item 178-182

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Draft, Nov. 21, 1849, concerning difficulties over land ownership in Baja California, partially due to Pío Pico's granting land he had no authority to grant.

item 183-185

Espinosa, Rafael

 

Letter to Manuel Castro, Nov. 26, 1849, stating Lt. Cháves is bringing documents, will start his march to join Castro with his men, has been paid, and furthermore has been entrusted with money for the military colony.

item 186-187

Memorandum of tools received, Nov. 27, 1849. Copy of original, signed by José Pérez Vidal.

item 188-191

Cháves, José Antonio

 

Distribution of funds, Nov. 29, 1849. Also signed by Patricio Escobar.

item 192-193

Distribution of funds at San Ignacio, Nov. 30, 1849

item 194

Cháves, José Antonio

 

Estimate of expenditures, Dec. 1, 1849

item 195

Cháves, José Antonio

 

Estimate of expenditures, Nov. 1, 1849

item 196

Cháves, José Antonio

 

Estimate of expenditures, Dec. 1, 1849

item 197-198

Cháves, José Antonio

 

List of men present at review, Dec. 3, 1849. Also signed by Antonio Romero.

item 199

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Estimate of expenditures, Dec. 3, 1849

item 200-202

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

List of men present at review, Dec. 3, 1849. Also signed by José María Velis.

item 203

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Draft of letter, Dec. 3, 1849, stating he is enclosing lists of men present at review and an estimate of expenditures.

item 204-205

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Draft of letter to Rafael Espinosa, Dec. 3, 1849, concerning arrival of José Antonio Cháves - should he not arrive with the promised supplies, the fate of the military colony may be endangered.

item 206-209

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Draft of letter to Rafael Espinosa, Dec. 7, 1849, reporting that the money given him to establish the colony has been spent and the colony is in dire straits. He hopes Cháves has not been detained.

item 210-211

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Draft of letter to Rafael Espinosa, Dec. 15, 1849, requesting that Father Soto-Mayor be considered for position of administrator of ex-mission of San Ignacio.

item 212-213

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Draft of letter to Antonio Cháves, Dec. 15, 1849, stating he has left orders in Mulegé for Cháves. If Cháves does have equipment for the colony he will have to contract for a launch from Mulegé to San Luis. As soon as he, Castro, knows of Cháves arrival in Mulegé, he will send animals requested by Cháves, Castro urges Cháves to hurry, since his forces are lacking in resources and the situation is desperate.

item 214-215

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Draft of letter to Antonio Cháves, Dec. 25, 1849, saying he has sent Manuel Díaz with 2 soldiers to obtain the money from Cháves for his troops.

item 216-217

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Report on funds received and distributed, Dec. 31, 1849

item 218-219

Distribution of funds, Dec. 31, 1849, at San Ignacio

item 220-223

Cháves, José Antonio

 

Distribution of funds, Dec. 31, 1849, at Loreto.

item 224-227

Cháves, José Antonio

 

2 letters, Dec. 31, 1849, one stating he has received communication concerning remitting funds to Manuel Díaz, which he will do, but he also thinks wise to increase escort by sending 4 of his men to accompany Díaz and the funds on return trip; second letter re his arrival from Loreto to the Cuesta de Armenta and reporting that he himself has little in the way of funds, and hopes to see Castro soon.

item 228

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Estimate of expenditures, July 1849

item 229-233

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Letter to Rafael Espinosa, 1849, from Loreto commenting on his meetings with Francisco de Castillo Negrete. Original and copy.

item 234

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Draft of letter, 1849, re deserter Guadalupe Manríquez who has returned and reporting on punishment incurred - one month of prison on half rations.

item 235-236

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Estimate of expenditures, Jan. 3, 1850. 2 copies.

item 237-238

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

List of men present at review, Jan. 3, 1850. Also signed by Eusebio Murillo.

item 239-242

Cháves, José Antonio

 

Letter to Manuel Castro, Jan. 4, 1850, reporting on his arrival at Mulegé, and stating he has been unable as yet to obtain transportation for the implements. He lists supplies sent to Castro, and asserts funds are very scarce and he does not know whether march can be continued.

item 243-255

Documents in case against soldier José Serrano, accused of theft, Jan. 8-Feb. 9, 1850. Contains signatures of Anastasio Ramírez, Nemesio Espinosa, José B. Serrano, Salvador Aguiar, Luis Aguilar and John Grieve.

item 256

Espinosa, Rafael

 

Letter to Manuel Castro, Jan. 10, 1850, acknowledging receipt of lists of men present at review and estimate of expenditures.

item 257-258

Espinosa, Rafael

 

Letter to Manuel Castro, Jan. 11, 1850, requesting military service records for those in the colony.

item 259-260

Espinosa, Rafael

 

Letter to José Antonio Cháves, Jan. 11, 1850, acknowledging receipt of list of men present at review and inclosing a certificate from the Minister of War.

item 261

Espinosa, Rafael

 

Letter to Manuel Castro, Jan. 11, 1850, stating he has been advised that a certain Estanislao Armenta, formerly in the presidial company and still liable for service in the colony, should be sought out on Castro's arrival at the frontier to render his services to the colony or retire.

item 262-263

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Draft of letter to Antonio Cháves, Jan. 12, 1850, stating that José María Segura, entrusted with supplies from Cháves, arrived at San Ignacio yesterday. Segura has informed Castro of Cháves' difficulties in obtaining transportation to San Luis. Castro advises Cháves on course to take so that he can resume his march.

item 264-265

Aripe, Juan María

 

Regimental registration, Jan. 15, 1850, with signatures of Patricio Escobar, Doroteo Roque, Manuel Pineda and M. S. Hidalgo.

item 266-267

Cháves, José Antonio

 

Letter to Manuel Castro, Jan. 15, 1850, reporting that on this very day he will be undertaking march from Mulegé to San Ignacio. States also that José Rosas Moreno was sent to Castro to prevent quarrels.

item 268-269

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Draft of letter to Rafael Espinosa, Jan. 15, 1850, commenting on Cháves' difficulties, and on plans for the future - once Cháves arrives he will be sent to Espinosa on a special mission, some men will stay in San Ignacio tending the horses, and he himself will push on to the frontier.

item 270

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Granting permission to 3 Mexican subjects from Alta California to settle in Baja California, providing they fill the requirements of Mexican government.

item 271-272

Cháves, José Antonio

 

Distribution of funds, Jan. 21, 1850. Signed also by Nemesio Espinosa.

item 273-274

Manrique, Gabino

 

Regimental registration, Jan. 21, 1850, with signatures of Patricio Escobar, Doroteo Roque, Manuel Pineda and Hidalgo.

item 275-276

Espinosa, Rafael

 

Circular, Jan. 2, 1850, requesting statistical information on cities, towns and villages, their population and distances from one to the other, and haciendas, ranchos and gardens in each municipality. Addressed to the alcalde at Fronteras.

item 277-278

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Draft of letter, Jan. 25, 1850, re fodder for the colony.

item 279-281

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Draft of letter, Jan. 25, 1850, explaining his stay until arrival of Cháves, reporting on expenditures and requesting urgently more funds.

item 282

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Report on the quantity of cash needed. Jan 26. 1850.

See also 289.

item 283-284

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Letter to Rafael Espinosa, Jan. 26, 1850, concerning Ventura Arce's title to a house granted him in 1840.

item 285-288

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Draft of letter to Rafael Espinosa, Jan. 26, 1850, stating he has received funds and supplies announced to him, and is sending Cháves with official request for additional funds, without which he cannot guarantee any permanency to the colony.

item 289

Report on the quantity of cash needed, Jan. 26, 1850.

See also 282.

item 290-291

Cháves, José Antonio

 

Report on expenditures, Jan. 27, 1850

item 292-293

Distribution of funds, Jan. 31, 1850

item 294-301

Espinosa, Rafael

 

Letter to Manuel Castro, Feb. 1, 1850, says more funds are being sent by Sgt. Escovar, but urges strict economy; states he hopes once Castro has arrived at his destination it will be easier to remit funds on a regular basis; recommends Castro to do all in his power to establish the colony permanently.

item 302-303

Espinosa, Rafael

 

Letter to Manuel Castro, Feb. 1, 1850, stating he has received the estimate of expenditures and list of men present at review, and calling to Castro's attention forms to be used in such reports.

item 304

Castro, Manuel

 

Memorandum of funds received and distributed, Feb. 1, 1850.

item 305

Espinosa, Rafael

 

Letter to Manuel Castro, Feb. 2, 1850, sending Castro the papers of two recruits. Reports on distributions of funds for December and January have been remitted to him by Lt. Pineda.

item 306-309

Espinosa, Rafael

 

Letter to Manuel Castro, Feb. 2, 1850, stating that Patricio Escobar, with an escort of 5 men, is on his way to join Castro, bearing supplies and funds. Espinosa also talks about the site of the colony, mentioning an area between St. Tomás and Rancho de la Grulla, where he has heard there is water, and some Indians who could perhaps in some way be incorporated to help the colony.

item 310-311

Cháves, José Antonio

 

List of men present at review, Jan. 3, 1850. Also signed by Tomás Zuniga.

item 312

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Report on the troops, Feb. 4, 1850

item 313

Estimate of expenditures, Feb. 4, 1850

item 314-316

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

List of men present at review, Feb. 4, 1850. Also signed by Tomás Murillo.

item 317

Pineda, Manuel

 

Memorandum on clothing, Feb. 1, 1850

item 318-319

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Draft of letter to Antonio Cháves, Feb. 11, 1850, stating he is still at San Ignacio, urging Cháves to return as soon as possible, and requesting that Cháves pay as soon as possible debts owed to Ventura Arce. He also asks that as soon as Cháves arrives at Mulegé to send a messenger with news.

item 320-322

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Draft of letter to Juan N. Ayala, Feb. 11, 1850, saying he plans to leave for the frontier, Cháves has gone to try to obtain more funds and supplies.

item 323-324

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Draft of letter, Feb. 11, 1850, stating that if additional funds do not arrive soon, he will be forced to disband the colony. He, Castro, as head of the colony, feels unsure and embarrassed to answer settlers who wish to join the colony, and with regret feels obliged to turn in his resignation as head of the colony. He leaves today for the frontier.

item 325

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Draft of statement, Feb. 11, 1850, concerning assistance in provisions given him by Ventura Arce, and requesting payment be made to Arce.

item 326-327

Espinosa, Rafael

 

Letter, Feb. 18, 1850, transmitting orders from the Minister of Foreign Relations prohibiting entry into the country of large groups of armed adventurers, even though they may state they are in transit to California or other places.

item 328-329

Espinosa, Rafael

 

Letter, Feb. 18, 1850, re forrage, and requesting lists of men present at reviews.

item 330-333

Espinosa, Rafael

 

Letter, Feb. 18, 1850, acknowledging receipt of various documents, stating Escobar remitted money, and now Lt. Cháves will be bringing more. Requests further information on Castro's arrival at his final destination.

item 334-341

Espinosa, Rafael

 

3 letters, Feb. 27, 1850, one containing copy of letter of Feb. 18, 1850, and in addition referring to further supplies of horses and mules; one acknowledging receipt of lists of men present at review, noting that Manuel Díaz, without approval of his office, now serves in the cavalry, and since this means an increase in salary which has not been included in accounts, Espinosa requests an explanation; and the third acknowledging receipt of report of troops belonging to the colony.

item 342

Espinosa, Rafael

 

Letter, Feb. 18, 1850, stating value of goods sent him by Sargt. Escobar.

item 343-345

Distribution of funds, Feb. 28, 1850

item 346-347

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Report on funds received and distributed, Feb. 28, 1850. Draft and fair copy.

item 348-349

Ramírez, Anastasio

 

List of men present at review, Mar. 3, 1850. Also signed by Loreto Espinosa. 2 copies.

item 350-351

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

List of men present at review, Mar. 5, 1850, at Rosario. Also signed by Carlos Espinosa.

item 352

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Estimate of expenditures, Mar. 5, 1850

item 353

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

List of horses and mules, Mar. 5, 1850

item 354-355

Cháves, José Antonio

 

Letter to Manuel Castro, Mar. 10, 1850, reporting on his arrival at Mulegé with funds and supplies for which he is trying to find transportation. Escobar is on his way with money and communications.

item 356

Ramírez, Anastasio

 

Passport, Mar. 13, 1850, for José María Aripe and Gabino Manríquez for the purpose of bringing communications to Manuel Castro.

item 357-359

Ramírez, Anastasio

 

Letter to Manuel Castro, Mar. 13, 1850, reporting that Sgt. Patricio Escobar has just arrived at San Ignacio.

item 360-361

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Draft of letter to María Antonio Pico, Mar. 15, 1850.

item 362

Moreno, José R.

 

Receipt, Mar. 15, 1850, to Manuel Castro for a horse and saddle.

item 363

Segura, José María

 

Receipt, Mar. 15, 1850, to Manuel Castro for 2 saddles, to be returned to the colony upon his arrival in San Diego.

item 364

Ramírez, Anastasio

 

Passport for Marquines, bearer of a letter and document for the commander of the military colony, Mar. 21, 1850

item 365-367

Ramírez, Anastasio

 

Letter to Manuel Castro, Mar. 21, 1850, reporting that on arrival of Raimundo Vitorio with mail, after some difficulties a horse was found and a soldier sent; Cháves waits to ship his cargo.

item 368- 369

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Draft of statement, Mar. 26, 1850, concerning crimes committed by a few to the detriment of their companions.

item 370-371

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Distribution of expenditures, Mar. 31, 1850

item 372

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Draft of an account, Mar. 31, 1850

item 373-374

Memorandum concerning tools, Apr. 1, 1850

item 375-376

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

List of men present at review, Apr. 4, 1850. Also signed by Carlos Espinosa.

item 377

Estimate of expenditures, Apr. 4, 1850

item 378

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Drafts of communications, Mar. 5-Apr. 4, 1850 — form letters for sending various documents.

item 379-381

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Draft of letter to Francisco C. Arce, Apr. 7, 1850, giving news of himself, and requesting information concerning his family.

item 382

Romero, Ignacio

 

Receipt, Apr. 8, 1850, to Castro for a horse which he had purchased from Atanasio Arballo and which was lost during the war against the Americans.

item 383

Talamante, Juan Manuel

 

Permission for Manuel Díaz to pick up and return a horse belonging to his brother Domingo, Apr. 12, 1850.

item 384-386

Cháves, José Antonio

 

Letter to Manuel Castro, Apr. 13, 1850, reporting that due to the scarcity of transportation for tools, etc., he has not yet been able to begin his march to join Castro. He is sending the present letter and other communications by Sgt. Ramírez. Ventura Arce has been paid in toto.

item 387-389

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Draft, Apr. 13, 1850, of letter complaining about the disorganization of administration in the towns of the frontier.

item 390

Viva, José María

 

Document re sale of a mare to Loreto Ortega, Apr. 15, 1850.

item 391

Espinosa, Loreto

 

Letter to Manuel Castro, Apr. 19, 1850, requesting him to entrust 2 mules to the bearer of the letter, Ignacio Villa.

item 392

Vitorio, Raymundo

 

Receipt, Apr. 21, 1850, for his wages.

item 393

Castillo, Tomás?

 

Record of sale of horse to Manuel Castro, Apr. 22, 1850

item 394

Andrade, Ceferino

 

Receipt, Apr. 22, 1850, for a horse.

item 395

Bravo, Juan de Dios

 

Receipt, Apr. 28, 1850, to Manuel Castro for 2 horses.

item 396-397

Distribution of funds, Apr. 30, 1850

item 398

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Memorandum of funds received and distributed, Apr. 30, 1850

item 399-401

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Daily expenditures, May 1, 1850. (In oversize portfolio)

item 402

Vitorio, Raymundo

 

Receipt, May 2, 1850, for wages received.

item 403-404

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

List of horses and mules, May 3, 1850

item 405

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Estimate of expenditures, May 3, 1850

item 406-408

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

List of men present at review, May 3, 1850. Also signed by Carlos Espinosa.

item 409

Feliz, José Miguel

 

Letter to Manuel Castro, May 4, 1850, asking him to see that Pedro, an Indian of San Borja, or a child related to Eugenio Orozco, return a flintlock shotgun to him.

item 410-413

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Report on troops, May 4, 1850. (In oversize portfolio)

item 414-415

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

List of horses and mules, Apr. 4, 1850.

item 415a-416

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Draft of letter, Mar. 5, 1850, giving an account of his activities since leaving San Ignacio for Rosario, but since equipment has not arrived has not been able to start work for the Colony.

item 417

Espinosa, Loreto

 

Receipt, May 6, 1850, for wages received.

item 418-420

Cháves, José Antonio

 

Letter to Manuel Castro, May 7, 1850, concerning the bearer of the letter who is from San Borja and comes to get 5 animals taken from him.

item 421

Espinosa, Loreto

 

Receipt, May 15, 1850, for wages received.

item 422-424

Cháves, José Antonio

 

Memorandum of funds received, May 12, 1850. 2 copies

item 425

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-,

 

Draft of letter, May 12, 1850, remitting list of horses and mules belonging to the colony. Cháves has arrived with horses and mules, though both Cháves and Escobar lost some animals on the way.

item 427-429

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Draft of letter, May 18, 1850, stating that both Escobar and Cháves have arrived with funds. He suggests since the distance from the capital is so great that some other system of transporting men and effects should be devised, the present one being costly and slow.

item 430-431

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Draft of letter, May 20, 1850, concerning the establishment of a regular courier between Santo Tomás and the capital.

item 432-433

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Draft of letter, May 18, 1850, stating he had to wait for tools to come, but the arrival of Cháves has left him free to leave, which he hopes to do on the 22nd of the month.

item 434

Serrano, José Bernardo

 

Document re the sale of a mule to Manuel Castro, May 20, 1850.

item 435

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Draft of statement, May 20, 1850, re assassination of Eugenio Orosco. In absence of any authority in Rosario, he has taken depositions in the case, the presumed guilty parties having been imprisoned.

item 436-437

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Draft of letter, May 20, 1850, re the assassination of Eugenio Orosco.

item 438-439

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Draft of letter, May 22, 1850, to the judge at Mulegé concerning the murder of Eugenio Orosco.

item 440-441

Espinosa, Rafael

 

Letter to Manuel Castro, May 28, 1850, transmitting copy of circular of the Minister of War concerning abuses of prisoners.

item 442

Murillo, Feliciano

 

Receipt, May 30, 1850, for a horse.

item 443

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Drafts, May 31-June 3, 1850, of form letters remitting documents.

item 444-445

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Distribution of funds, May 31, 1850

item 446

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Memorandum of funds received and disbursed, May 31, 1850.

item 447-449

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Daily expenditures, June 1, 1850. (In oversize portfolio)

item 450-453

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Daily expenditures, July 1, 1850 (In oversize portfolio)

item 454-455

Cháves, José Antonio

 

Letter to Manuel Castro, June 1, 1850, stating that Ramírez has this day left for San Luis. He also has punished certain soldiers because of theft.

item 455a

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Note of articles remitted to Cháves, undated

item 456-458

Castro, Manuel

 

List of men present at review, June 3, 1850. Also signed by Carlos Espinosa.

item 459

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Estimate of expenditures, June 3, 1850.

item 460

Espinosa, Rafael

 

Letter to Manuel Castro, June 5, 1850, announcing the political division of the territory, according to which an ayuntamiento should be established in Rosario or some nearby point.

item 461-463

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Draft of letter, June 8?, 1850. Has received communication concerning the theft by soldiers of arms, etc., and deplores the number of shameless individuals who compose the colony. States those guilty may be imprisoned.

item 464

Cháves, José Antonio

 

Accounts, June 16, 1850.

item 465

Aguilar, Luis

 

Receipt, June 16, 1850, for wages received.

item 466

Aguilar, Ramón

 

Receipt, June 17, 1850, for wages received.

item 467-469

Espinosa, Rafael

 

Letter to Manuel Castro, June 20, 1850, transmitting communication from the Minister of War concerning an error in Castro's salary, since the government never appointed him first captain of the military colony in Rosario.

item 470-471

Espinosa, Rafael

 

Letter to Manuel Castro, June 20, 1850, transmitting request of the Minister of War for information on Manuel Rudesindo Castro. If he can be found, a military service sheet should be remitted.

item 472

Espinosa, José

 

Receipt, June 27, 1850, for wages received.

item 473-474

Espinosa, Rafael

 

Letter, June 25, 1850, transmitting order from the Minister of War concerning content of reports.

item 475-478

Espinosa, Rafael

 

3 letters to Manuel Castro, June 28, 1850, one concerning accounts; one relating to the establishment of a regular courier; and the third, re funds being sent by soldier Carrillo.

item 479-480

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Distribution of funds, June 30, 1850

item 481

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Memorandum on funds received and disbursed, June 30, 1850

item 482

Cháves, José Antonio

 

Estimate of expenditures, July 3, 1850.

item 483

Cháves, José Antonio

 

List of men present at review, July 3, 1850. Also signed by Carlos Espinosa.

item 484

Cháves, José Antonio

 

List of horses and mules, July 3, 1850.

item 485

Espinosa, José

 

Receipt, July 4, 1850, for wages.

item 486

Maldonado, Francisco

 

Portion of a document, July 8, 1850.

item 487

Account of wages given to some soldiers, July 10, 1850.

item 488-490

Maldonado, Francisco

 

Letter, July 10, 1850, re procedure in case against alleged murderers of Orozco.

item 491

Espinosa, José

 

Receipt, July 10, 1850, for wages.

item 492

Espinosa, Rafael

 

Letter, July 19, 1850, requesting that copies of regimental registration for all soldiers recruited be sent to his office.

item 493-495

Espinosa, Rafael

 

Letter, July 19, 1850, transmitting copy of his letter to Castillo Negrete.

item 496

Inventory of tools, July 15, 1850, with acknowledgment of receipt signed by Carlos Espinosa.

item 487

López, Felipe

 

Receipt, July 21, 1850, for wages

item 498-499

Espinosa, Rafael

 

Letter, July 24, 1850, stating that Castillo Negrete will be reporting to the colony, and will bring funds for the colony.

item 500

Espinosa, José

 

Receipt, July 27, 1850, for wages.

item 501-504

Cháves, José Antonio

 

Distribution of funds, July 31, 1850.

item 505-506

Espinosa, Rafael

 

Letter to Manuel Castro, July 24, 1850, concerning some unacceptable items on monthly reports.

item 507

Cháves, José Antonio

 

Memorandum of funds received and disbursed, July 31, 1850.

item 508-510

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Daily expenditures, Aug. 1, 1850. (In oversize portfolio)

item 511-512

Espinosa, Rafael

 

Letter, Aug. 1, 1850, concerning soldier Raymundo Victorio, at present sick in La Paz, who will be returned to the colony when Andrés P. Vidal goes there with funds at the end of October or the beginning of November.

item 513

Espinosa, Rafael

 

Letter, Aug. 3, 1850, sending a decree to be published. (Decree not enclosed.)

item 514

Cháves, José Antonio

 

Estimate of expenditures, Aug. 3, 1850.

item 515-517

Cháves, José Antonio

 

List of men present at review, Aug. 3, 1850. Also signed by Guadalupe Melendes.

item 518

Cháves, José Antonio

 

List of horses and mules, Aug. 3, 1850.

item 519-520

Receipts for wages received, Aug. 4, 1850. (2 items, one signed by Julio Ortega, the other very faded)

item 521

Ortega, Julio

 

Receipt, Aug. 12, 1850, for wages.

item 522

López, Felipe

 

Receipt, Aug. 12, 1850, for wages.

item 523-530

Papers, in proceedings against criminal Jacinto Salas, Aug. 19-28, 1850, with signatures of Loreto Espinosa, Rudesindo Villa, Eusebio Murillo, Ventura Arce, Enrique Aguilar.

item 531-532

Ortega, Julio

 

Receipts, Aug. 1850, for wages. received. (2 items)

item 533-534

Cháves, José Antonio

 

Distribution of funds, Aug. 31, 1850.

item 535

Cháves, José Antonio

 

Memorandum of funds received and disbursed, Aug. 31, 1850.

item 536-538

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Daily expenditures, Sept. 1, 1850 (In oversize portfolio)

item 539-540

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

List of horses and mules, Sept. 3, 1850.

item 541-543

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

List of men present at review, Sept. 3, 1850. Also signed by Guadalupe Melendes.

item 544

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Estimate of expenditures, Sept. 3, 1850.

item 545-548

Ortega, Julio

 

Receipts, Sept. 1850, for wages. (4 items)

item 549-551

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Distribution of funds, Sept. 30, 1850.

item 552

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Memorandum of funds received and disbursed, Sept. 30, 1850.

item 553-555

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Daily expenditures, Oct. 1, 1850. (In oversize portfolio)

item 556

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Estimate of expenditures, Oct. 3, 1850.

item 557-559

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

List of men present at review, Oct. 3, 1850. Also signed by Guadalupe Melendes.

item 560-561

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

List of horses and mules, Oct. 3, 1850.

item 562-563

López. Felipe

 

Receipts, Oct. 1850, for wages.

item 564

Ortega, Julio

 

Receipt, Oct. 23, 1850, for wages.

item 565-568

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Draft of letter, Oct. 25, 1850, reporting on his searches for a suitable location for the colony.

item 569-570

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Draft of letter, Oct. 25, 1850, sending a copy of the derrotero or chart showing his route to Santo Tomás.

See M-M 21: 360a -372a.

item 571

Villavicencio, Cruz

 

Receipt, May 30, 1850, to Antonio Cháves for a horse.

item 572

Mansilla y Gamboa, Agustín

 

Receipt, Oct. 29, 1859, to Manuel Castro for 6 mules.

item 573

Ortega, Julio

 

Receipt, Oct. 31, 1850, for wages.

item 574-575

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Distribution of funds, Oct. 31, 1850.

item 576

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Memorandum of funds received and disbursed, Oct. 31, 1850.

item 577

Bona, Tomás

 

Statement that land named San Pedro and San Pablo is actually untilled, and thereby granted to Antonio Cháves, Oct. 31, 1850.

item 578-580

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Daily expenditures, Nov. 1, 1850. (In oversize portfolio)

item 581-582

Zúñiga, Nepomuceno

 

Letter to Manuel Castro, Nov. 30, 1850, containing complaints about animals borrowed and not returned by members of the colony.

item 583

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Estimate of expenditures, Nov. 3, 1850.

item 584-586

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

List of men present at review, Nov. 3, 1850. Also signed by Guadalupe Melendes.

item 587-588

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

List of horses and mules, Nov. 3, 1850.

item 589

Documents in case against the Indian Antonio, Nov. 4, 1850, with signatures of Manuel Castro, Agustín Mansilla, José Antonio Cháves, Francisco Ceballos, Dolores Lucero, Francisco Sarneta and José María Arias.

item 590

Maldonado, Francisco

 

Letter to Manuel Castro, Nov. 5, 1850, requesting information on case related to the death of Orozco.

item 591

López, Felipe

 

Receipt, Nov. 16, 1850, for wages.

item 592

Aguilar, Luis

 

Receipt, Nov. 10, 1850

item 593

Espinosa, Rafael

 

Letter to Manuel S. Hidalgo, Nov. 19, 1850, requesting funds for the colony to be entrusted to Andrés P. Vidal. With note, of same date, by Vidal acknowledging receipt of funds.

item 594

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Draft. Permission to Pascual Domínguez to continue to cultivate some property named Salsipuedes, Nov. 20, 1850.

item 595

Espinosa, Rafael

 

Letter to Manuel Hidalgo, Nov. 20, 1850, requesting him to give Andrés P. Vidal 18 pesos for the colony, with note of same date signed by Vidal acknowledging receipt.

item 596

Serrano, José Antonio and Ortiz, Santiago

 

Letter, Nov. 21, 1850, requesting land on the site known as Cueras de Venado.

See M-M 21: 368-369

item 597-598

Espinosa, Rafael

 

2 letters, Nov. 21, 1850, one sending papers concerning contraband and the other that papers should be drawn up against Macedonio González who left the territory without permission.

item 599-600

Bona, Tomás

 

Document, Nov. 21, 1850, concerning an agreement between Agustín Mansilla and Manuel Castro re Mancilla's property.

item 601-604

Espinosa, Rafael

 

Letter to Manuel Castro, Nov. 23, 1849, transmitting copy of letter of Minister of War concerning forrage for horses of the colony.

item 605-606

Duarte, Pedro E.

 

Letter to Manuel Castro, Nov. 2, 1850, concerning a theft.

item 607

Ramírez, Anastasio

 

Receipt, Nov. 24, 1850, for wages.

item 608-609

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Letter to Manuel Díaz, Nov. 26, 1850, ordering him to remit funds to Martín Higuera. With note by Martín Higuera acknowledging receipt of money.

item 610-611

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Distribution of funds, Nov. 30, 1850.

item 612

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Memorandum of funds received and disbursed, Nov. 30, 1850.

item 613

López, Felipe

 

Receipt, Dec. 2, 1850, for wages.

item 614-616

Estrada, Irineo

 

Regimental registration, Jan. 21, 1851, with signatures of Doroteo Roque, Ramón Hernándes, Andrés Pérez Vidal and M. S. Hidalgo. (In oversize portfolio)

item 617

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Estimate of expenditures, Dec. 3, 1850.

item 618-620

List of men present at review, Dec. 3, 1850. Certified by Tomás Bona.

item 621-622

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

List of horses and mules, Dec. 3, 1850

item 623

López, Felipe

 

Receipt, Dec. 4, 1850, for wages.

item 624

López, Felipe

 

Receipt, Dec. 4, 1850, of money for Sargeant Ramírez.

item 625

Espinosa, Loreto

 

Receipt, Dec. 3, 1850, of rifles etc.

item 626

Ramírez, Anastasio

 

Receipt, Dec. 4, 1850, for 22 pesos.

item 627

López, Felipe

 

Receipt, Dec. 4, 1850, for wages.

item 628

Díaz, Manuel

 

Receipt, Dec. 6, 1850, to Castillo Negrete of funds.

item 629

Serrano, José María

 

Receipt, Dec. 19, 1850, for wages.

item 630

Mexía, Vicente

 

Receipt, Dec. 20, 1850, for wages.

item 631

Serrano, José María

 

Receipt, Dec. 15, 1850, for wages.

item 632

Mexía, Vicente

 

Receipt, Dec. 20, 1850, for wages.

item 633

Mexía, Vicente

 

Receipt, Dec. 28, 1850, for wages.

item 634-635

Espinosa, Rafael

 

Letter to Manuel Castro, Dec. 26, 1850, transmitting copy of his letter to Castillo Negrete concerning recruiting for the colony.

item 636

Castillo Negrete, Francisco del

 

Letter, Dec. 30, 1850, requesting services of a secretary be provided him.

item 637-638

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Distribution of funds, Dec. 31, 1850.

item 639

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Memorandum of funds received and disbursed, Dec. 31, 1850.

item 640-642

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Daily expenditures, Mar. 1850. (In oversize portfolio)

item 643-645

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Daily expenditures, Apr. 1850.

item 646-647

Distribution of funds, June 1850.

item 648

Memorandum of equipment, July 1850.

item 649-650

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Draft of letter, undated (1850?), concerning bad shape the horses are in, delayed arrival of Loreto Carrillo due to illness, notes on accounts for previous month, and wishes to know when further funds will be sent.

Calendar of Documents, v. 2, M-M 21

item 1-2, 372-373

Letter, [1851]. Complete?

item 3

Mexía, Vicente

 

Receipt, Jan. 22, 1851, for wages.

item 4

List of individuals, undated

item 4a

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

List of horses and mules, Jan. 3, 1851

item 5

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Estimate of expenditures, Jan. 3, 1851.

item 5 1/2

Espinosa, Rafael

 

Letter, Jan. 27, 1851, transmitting copy of letter from the Minister of War, concerning an American by name of Wether, deserter from the warship Falmouth.

item 6

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

List of men present at review, Jan. 3, 1851. Also signed by Tomás Bona.

item 7

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Letter, Jan. 3, 1851, to Rafael Espinosa, sending in duplicate the list of men present at review.

item 8

Mexía, Vicente

 

Receipt, Jan. 5, 1851, for wages of Julio Ortega.

item 9

Mexía, Vicente

 

Receipt, Jan. 5, 1851, for wages of Jacinto Sola.

item 10

Fierro, Francisco

 

Receipt, Jan. 14, 1859, for wages of Julio Ortega

item 11

Mexía, Vicente

 

Receipt, Jan. 14, 1851, for wages of Jacinto Sola.

item 12

Mexía, Vicente

 

Receipt, Jan. 18, 1851, for wages of Julio Ortega.

item 13

Mexía, Vicente

 

Receipt, Jan. 22, 1851, for wages of Jacinto Sola.

item 14

Castillo Negrete, Francisco Javier del

 

Letter to Manuel Castro, Jan. 23, 1851, requesting information on the secularization of California missions.

See 355a-356a for draft of Castro's reply.

item 15

Saiz, José Domingo

 

Letter, Jan. 27, 1851.

item 16

Papers in case against Ramón Acevedo for wounds inflicted on Pascual Domínguez, Jan. 27, 1851, with signatures of Antonio Cháves.

item 17

Espinosa, Rafael

 

Letter, Jan. 27, 1851, transmitting from the Minister of War a communication to be forwarded to the Mexican consul in California.

item 18-19

Morillo, Eugenio

 

Letter to Manuel Castro, Jan. 27, 1851, requesting him to give 10 pesos to the bearer, Juan Mendoza.

item 20

Ruíz, Manuel

 

Receipt, Jan. 31, 1851, for 315 pesos. Signed by Joaquín Martorel, as witness.

item 21

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Distribution of funds, Jan. 31, 1851.

item 22

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Memorandum of funds received and disbursed, Jan. 31, 1851.

item 23-25

Espinosa, Rafael

 

3 letters, Feb. 3, 1851, one requesting 4 copies of lists of men present at reviews, one referring to account which does not mention effects brought by Lt. Cháves, and third containing copy of his letter of June 20, 1850.

item 26

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

List of men present at review, Feb. 3, 1851. Also signed by José Domingo Saiz.

item 27

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

List of horses and mules, Feb. 3, 1851

item 28

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Estimate of expenditures, Feb. 3, 1851.

item 29

Ruíz, Manuel

 

Receipt, Feb. 3, 1851, for 970 pesos from Pío Pico for trimming and cleaning up the vineyard of Santa Margarita. Signed by José Joaquín Ortega and Joaquín Martorel.

item 30

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Draft of letter, Feb. 4, 1851, requesting [Father Tomás Mancilla] to delay his departure until some other priest has been designated for the chaplaincy of the colony.

See no. 35

item 31

Ruíz, Manuel

 

Receipt, Feb. 4, 1851, for 298 pesos from Joaquín Martorell, witnessed by Pío Pico.

item 32

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Draft of letter, Feb. 5, 1851, enclosing copy of contract with Agustín Mancilla concerning the planting of a wheat crop for the colony.

item 33

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Draft of letter, Feb. 5, 1851, sending 4 requests for land.

item 34-35

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Drafts of two letters, Feb. 7, 1851, the one remitting Manuel Díaz' request for retirement from the army, and the other enclosing copy of his letter to Father Tomás Mancilla.

See no. 30

item 36

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Letter to Andrés P. Vidal, Feb. 7, 1851, requesting him to pay two soldiers on their way to La Paz.

item 37

Castillo Negrete, Francisco Javier del

 

Receipt, Feb. 5, 1851, for wages.

item 38-41

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Draft of letter to Rafael Espinosa, Feb. 7, 1851, concerning the establishment of the colony in the lands of the ex-mission of Santo Tomás.

item 42

Mexía, Vicente

 

Receipt, Feb. 8, 1851, for wages of Jacinto Solas.

item 43-44

Espinosa, Rafael

 

Letter, Feb. 12, 1851, stating he has appointed as provisional "subgefe político" Francisco del Castillo Negrete, subject to the approval of the government.

item 45-46

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Letter to Andrés Pérez Vidal, Feb. 12, 1851, requesting him to entrust funds to Castillo Negrete.

item 47-48

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Request, Feb. 12, 1851, to withdraw from service.

item 49-51

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Draft of letter, Feb. 12, 1851, to Rafael Espinosa, enclosing his request to withdraw from the service and explaining his reasons for this request.

 

There is no no. 52.

item 53

Espinosa, Rafael

 

Letter, Feb. 12, 1851, reporting that Raymundo Victorio has been replaced. because of his bad conduct, by Ireneo Estrada.

item 54

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Draft of letter, Feb. 12, 1851, to Andrés Pérez Vidal, Feb. 12, 1851, requesting him to entrust funds to Castillo Negrete.

See also no. 45-46.

item 55

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Draft of letter, Feb. 12, 1851, sending duplicate copy of his request to withdraw from the service.

item 56

Figueroa, Ramón

 

Petition, Jan. 14, 1851, for lands in the ex-mission of Santa Caterina.

item 57

Ramírez, José María

 

Petition, Jan. 14, 1851, for lands in the ex-mission of Santa Caterina.

item 58

Fraijo, Gregorio

 

Petition for land in the ex-mission of Santa Caterina, Jan. 14, 1851.

item 59-64

Espinosa, Rafael

 

3 letters, Feb. 15, 1851, one transmitting copy of communication of Minister of War concerning regulations applying to military colonies; another forwarding request of Minister of War for the military service record of Estanislao Armenta; and the third stating that Andrés P. Vidal will bring supplies to the colony as well as funds.

item 65-67

Espinosa, Rafael

 

Letter, Feb. 17, 1851, announcing that Andrés Vidal will be reporting to the colony with 2 soldiers, bringing funds and supplies with him; the Minister of War urges diligence in establishing the colony and desires the military service record of Castro and Cháves; he, Espinosa, has recommended repeatedly to the government the necessity of the appointment of a paymaster for the colony who would be charged with the regular sending of funds.

item 68

Espinosa, José Luciano

 

Letter to Manuel Castro, Feb. 26, 1851, requesting him to give money to bearer, Pedro Saens.

item 69-71

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Distribution of funds, Feb. 28, 1851. Also signed by Manuel Díaz.

item 72

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Memorandum of funds received and distributed. Feb. 28, 1851.

item 73

Saiz, Pedro

 

Receipt, Mar. 2, 1851, of 155 pesos from Manuel Castro to be remitted to José L. Espinosa.

item 74

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Estimate of expenditures, Mar. 3, 1851. For another copy, see no. 77.

item 75-76

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

List of horses and mules, Mar. 3, 1851.

item 77

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Estimate of expenditures, Mar. 3, 1851. For another copy, see no. 74.

item 78

Murillo, Hilario

 

Letter, Mar. 4, 1851, concerning the slaughter of 2 heads of cattle and the theft of money.

item 79

Castillo Negrete, Francisco Javier del

 

Receipt, Mar. 5, 1851, for wages.

item 80

Aguilar, Luis

 

Receipt, Mar. 22, 1851, for funds received by José María Monterola.

item 81

Arce, Ventura

 

Receipt, Mar. 22, 1851, of 12 pesos for rent of 2 mules.

item 82-83

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Distribution of funds, Mar. 31, 1851.

item 84

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Memorandum of funds received and distributed, Mar. 31, 1851.

item 85-86

López, Felipe

 

Petition, Apr. 3, 1851, for land near San Fernando in a place named San Juan de Dios.

item 87-88

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Lists of horses and mules, Apr. 3, 1851.

item 89

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Estimate of expenditures, Apr. 3, 1851.

item 90

Castillo Negrete, Francisco Javier del

 

Receipt, Apr. 3, 1851, for wages.

item 91-93

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

List of men present at review, Apr. 3, 1851. Also signed by Tomás Bona.

item 94

Aguilar, Luis

 

Letter to Andrés Vidal, Apr. 3, 1851, concerning theft by soldier Jacinto Salas of 6 pesos.

item 95-100

Espinosa, Rafael

 

2 letters, Apr. 24, 1851, one concerning Luis Aguilar's request for some land and the second concerning other requests for land.

item 101-103

Espinosa, Rafael

 

2 letters, Apr. 25, 1851, one relating to Manuel Díaz' request for retirement from the services, granting him a month's leave, after which the application will be reconsidered; the second concerning report on distribution of funds.

item 104-105

Castillo, Juan

 

Regimental registration, Apr. 26, 1851. Contemporary copy, signed by José P. Vidal.

 

There is no no. 106.

item 107-109

Espinosa, Rafael

 

Letter, Apr. 26. 1851, concerning land grants for the colony.

item 110

Espinosa, Rafael

 

Letter, Apr. 27, 1851, ordering Castro to proceed with individual adjustments in salaries and to prepare suitable reports relating thereto, since no official paymaster has been designated by the government.

item 111-112

Espinosa, Rafael

 

Letter, Apr. 26, 1851, requesting information on what has been done in providing work uniforms for the soldiers.

item 113

Espinosa, Rafael

 

Letter, Apr. 28, 1853, states he has referred Castro's request to the Minister of War.

item 114

Espinosa, Rafael

 

Letter, Apr. 29, 1851, sending copy of regimental registration of Juan Castillo.

See 104-105

item 115

Castro, Manuel

 

Memorandum of funds received and disbursed, Apr. 30, 1851.

item 116-119

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Distribution of funds, Apr. 30, 1851. Draft and clear copy.

item 119a

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Letter, June 30, 1851, sending military papers of Estanislao Armenta.

item 120-122

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

List of men present at review, Mar. 3, 1851. Also signed by Tomás Bona.

item 123-124

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

List of horses, May 3, 1851.

item 125-126

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

List of men present at review, May 3, 1851. Also signed by Tomás Bona.

item 127

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Estimate of expenditures, May 3, 1851.

item 128-129

Pérez Vidal, Andrés

 

Memorandum of expenditures, May 6, 1851. 2 versions.

item 130

Amador, Loreto

 

Request for land, May 17, 1851

item 131-132

Espinosa, Rafael

 

Letter, May 26, 1851, transmitting copy of letter from the Minister of War relating to the agreement between Castro and Mancilla for the planting of wheat.

item 133

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Order of the day, May 28, 1851, announcing appointment of Andrés Pérez Vidal as Alferes 2 of the colony.

item 134

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Order of the day, May 30, 1851, notifying that there will be an inspection on the following day.

item 135-136

List of men present at review, May 31, 1851.

item 137-138

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Distribution of funds, May 31, 1851.

item 139

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Memorandum of expenditures, May 31, 1851.

item 140

Ramírez, Anastasio

 

Memorandum concerning armament, May 31, 1851.

item 141

Serrano, José Antonio

 

Petition, June 9?, 1851, for land.

item 142-143

Espinosa, Rafael

 

Letter, June 3, 1851, stating Castillo Negrete is on his way to Castro, with funds and supplies, and reporting on news from California, notably that an expedition headed by one Joseph Morehead is on its way and may attempt to take over Baja California. He recommends vigilance and prompt reporting of any further news.

item 144-145

Espinosa, Rafael

 

Letter, June 3, 1851, desiring full and frequent reports on work accomplished at the colony.

item 146

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Estimate of expenditures, June 3, 1851.

item 147-148

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

List of horses and mules, June 3, 1851.

item 149

Pérez Vidal, Andrés

 

Receipt, June 3, 1851, for wages.

item 150-152

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

List of men present at inspection, June 3, 1851. Also signed by Tomás Bona.

item 152a

Espinosa, Rafael

 

Proclamation, Feb. 12, 1851, relating to land grants in the colony. Copy, signed by Tomás Bona and Dolores Lucero.

item 153-155

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Land grant to various members of the colony, June 21, 1851.

item 156

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Draft, July 7, 1851, of statement that certain individuals have permission to sow at San Salvador.

item 157-163

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

List of inhabitants of the colony, June 25, 1851. (In oversize portfolio)

item 164-165

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Draft of letter, June 25, 1851, sending petitions of Tomás Bona and his wife for land.

item 166-167

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Draft of letter, June 25, 1851, re orders he has received.

item 168-172

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Drafts of 2 letters, June 29, 1851, one sending papers of José B. Arce concerning his withdrawal from the army, and the other reporting on arrival of Andrés P. Vidal and other matters pertaining to the colony.

item 173

Incomplete letter by Castro?, June 30, 1851?, giving orders for an unnamed individual to go to Mulegé or Loreto to find the funds destined for the colony.

See also 176-178.

item 174-175

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Memorandum of funds received and disbursed, June 30, 1851.

item 176-178

Instructions for José María Monterola who is to march for Mulegé to attempt to find funds destined for the colony.

See also 173.

item 179-181

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Distribution of funds, June 30, 1851.

item 182

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Draft, June 30, 1851, enclosing account of expenditures of Andrés P. Vidal on his march to Santo Tomás.

item 183-184

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Estimate of expenditures, July 3, 1851. 2 copies.

item 185-193

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

List of men present at review, July 3, 1851. 4 copies. For another copy, see 196-197.

 

There is no no. 194.

item 195

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Estimate of expenditures, July 3, 1851.

item 196-197

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

List of men present at inspection, July 3, 1851.

See also 185-193.

item 198-204

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Draft of letter to Rafael Espinosa, July 6, 1851, reporting on progress of the colony and commenting on difficulties faced, particularly being so far from the capital and having no regular method of transmitting funds.

 

There is no no. 205.

item 199a

Espinosa, José I.

 

Letter to Manuel Castro, July 8, 1851, reporting on the shipwreck of an American vessel in Rosario.

item 200a-202a

Espinosa, Rafael

 

Letter, July 23, 1851, transmitting copy of communication from the Minister of War.

item 203a-205a

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Distribution of funds, July 31, 1851.

item 206-207

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Memorandum of funds received and disbursed, July 31, 1851. 2 copies.

item 208-209

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Draft, Aug. 5, 1851, of statement reporting he plans to leave Baja California for a while to attend to his business in Alta California, leaving Antonio Cháves in charge.

item 210-211

Espinosa. Rafael

 

Letter to Manuel Castro, Aug. 10, 1851, containing copy of letter written to Castillo Negrete in which he announces to Castillo Negrete his appointment as Captain to the military colony.

item 212-214

Cháves, José Antonio

 

Letter, Aug. 15, 1851, reporting on the colony, for Castro who has left for Alta California.

item 215

Saiz, José Domingo

 

Letter to Manuel Castro, Aug. 22, 1851, returning an animal bearing the brand of the colony.

item 216-217

Espinosa, Rafael

 

Letter, Aug. 29, 1851, concerning the arrival of Father Suárez del Real in Baja California, to whom he is entrusting funds to be remitted to the colony.

item 218-242

Papers relating to an agreement reached by Manuel Fernandéz Cordova and Manuel Díaz, Oct. 30-Nov. 22, 1851. Copies.

item 243

Mexía, Vicente

 

Receipt, Dec. 28, 1850, for wages.

item 244-251, 521-522

Cháves, José Antonio

 

Letter, Jan. 9, 1852, reporting on events at the colony, and including copies of documents. He tells of the arrival of Castillo Negrete and subsequent difficulties.

item 252

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Draft of letter, Feb. 7, 1852, concerning the invasion of the frontier by adventurers from Alta California.

item 253-254

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Letter to Pedro Duarte, Feb. 15, 1852, re adventurers from Alta California, and requesting his support in defending the country from the invaders.

item 255-257

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Petition, Feb. 18, 1852, claiming again mines of San Vicente.

item 258-261

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Letter, Mar. 1852, re invasion of foreigners and re the killing of two of them, one of them Isaac Banes.

See also 266-354.

item 262

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Draft of pass, Apr. 5, 1852, for Santiago Dominguez.

item 263-266

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Draft of letter, Apr. 6, 1852, concerning the imperative need for him to return to California to attend to personal business, and requesting that Father Suárez del Real, as chaplain of the colony, be put in charge during his absence.

item 266-354

Papers concerning the death of foreigner, Isaac Banes, 1852, with signatures of Manuel Castro, Santa María Alvarez, José Cesario Chacón, Ignacio Bernal, Pedro Leibas, Santiago Domínguez, Samuel Kirkhuff, José María Aguiar, Thomas Whitly, Juan Bautista Mendoza, José Amador, Manuel León, Damacio Garcia, Nepomuceno Estrada, Agustín Rodríguez, José Domingo, Jesús Gastelum.

See also 258-261.

item 266a

Cháves, José Antonio

 

Account of deficit in funds remitted from La Paz. 1852.

item 355a-356a

Castro, Manuel

 

Draft of letter, Jan. 24, 1851, in reply to Castillo Negrete's request for information concerning the secularization of missions.

See no. 14.

item 355-356

Castillo Negrete, Francisco Javier del

 

Letter to Manuel Castro, Feb. 4, 1853, transmitting request of the Minister of War for accounts to be rendered by Castro, and should he be absent, by some duly authorized person.

item 357

Note concerning lands in the Cañada of Santo Tomás, undated

item 357a

Unsigned account of expenditures on march from La Paz to undesignated place. [1850?]

item 358a-b

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Daily expenditures for 5 soldiers, [1849?]-1850. 2 items.

item 359a

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Memorandum of money in his charge, [1849?].

item 358-359

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

List of horses and mules [1850].

item 360a-372a

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Derrotero, showing his route from San José del Cabo to Rosario.

item 360

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

List of horses and mules, [1850].

item 361

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Accounts, [1850].

item 362

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Memorandum of mules and horses purchased, undated

item 363-366

Lists of mules and horses, with note concerning those lost, undated and [1850], 3 items.

item 367

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Distribution of funds, [1850].

item 368-369

2 diseños of land in the Valle de las Cueras de Venado, [1850].

See M-M 20, no. 596.

item 370

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Accounts, [1850].

item 371

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Request concerning note signed by Francisco Casanueva, [1850].

item 372-373

In folder 1.

item 373a

Muñiz, Vicente

 

Statement certifying that Castro held an inspection, May 2, 1849.

item 374-375

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Accounts, Dec. 1849.

item 374a-375a

Accounts, May-June [1851?], with annotation by José Antonio Cháves.

item 376

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Letter, June 9, [1851], remitting two lists of inspection, and a list of horses and mules.

item 377-379

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Draft of letter, June 30, 1851, concerning Manuel R. Castro.

item 380

Distribution of funds of Sargeant Díaz, [1851].

item 381

Daily expenditures for the colony, Feb. [1851]. (In oversize portfolio)

item 382

List of the soldiers actually in service, [1851].

item 383

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Memorandum on size of Agustín Mancilla's garden [1851?]

See also file concerning this property, 408-419.

item 384

Ramírez, José María

 

Information concerning Santa Catarina. [1851].

item 385-386

Accounts, May-July [1851?].

item 387-388

Memorandum of armament. [1851].

item 389-390

Memorandum of troops. [1851]. (In oversize portfolio)

item 391

Inventory of armament [1851].

item 392

Daily expenditures, Jan. 1, 1851. (In oversize portfolio)

item 393

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Memorandum of funds disbursed, [1851].

item 394

Memorandum of munitions lacking, [1851].

item 395-396

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Draft of letter, [1852], transmitting certified copies of documents in case against Manuel F. de Cordova for various crimes of sedition in calling foreign troops into the territory, and Castillo Negrete's role in the affair.

item  397-398

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Draft of letter, [1852]. Incomplete.

item 399-400

Copy of letter from the Section of War of the Treasury, Feb. 3, 1848, concerning status of Manuel Castro.

item 401

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Memorandum of troops, Oct. 19, 1848.

item 402

Fierro, Francisco

 

Letter to Manuel Castro, Nov. 22, 1849, requesting assistance of 3 men to help in apprehending a certain José and exiling him to Guaymas, for having taken up arms against the lawful authority.

item 403-404

Serrano, José Bernardo

 

Letter to Manuel Castro, Nov. 30, 1849, reporting that Cháves has not yet arrived, there is cholera in Mazatlán, and gold has been discovered in Sonora.

item 405

Zúñiga, Tomás

 

Letter to Manuel Castro, Dec. 11, 1849, relating that Cháves is expected momentarily in Loreto.

item 406-407

Ayala, Juan Nepomuceno, 1814-

 

Letter to Manuel Castro, Feb. 17, 1850, saying he will do all he can for Cháves: the bearer of the letter, Enrique Aguilar, is to take possession for them both of the land which may be granted them: the rumors about Zúñiga are unfounded, and Zúñiga may even be able to help the colony.

item 408-419

File of papers relating to Agustín Mansilla's claim to land in Santo Tomás. With signatures of José Ignacio Arce, Estanisloa Armenta, Francisco Romero, Tomás Bona, Pío Pico, Agustín Mansilla, José Matías Moreno. 1850. Copies and original documents.

item 420-424

Zúñiga, Tomás

 

Letter to Manuel Castro, June 18, 1850, concerning false rumors and re Cháves, including copy of document relating to Cháves.

item 425-426

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

List of horses and mules, June 1850.

item 427-428

Avila, Miguel, 1796-1874

 

Letter to Manuel Castro, July 24, 1850, questioning Castro about the possibility of finding him land in the colony.

item 429-431

Moreno, José R.

 

Letter to Manuel Castro, May 10, 1851, concerning proposal of some of the southern states of North America, including Texas, to form a separate confederation, annexing Mexico and Baja California.

item 432

Cháves, José Antonio

 

Statement concerning Francisco María de Bellota who has permission to travel freely in the territory, and is empowered to apprehend and punish any wrong-doing neophytes.

item 433

Cháves, José Antonio

 

Request, Oct. 10, 1850, that if necessary, aid be given to Ráfael Peña who bears an important letter for Manuel Castro in San Diego.

item 434

Maldonado, Francisco de P.

 

Letter to Manuel Castro, Nov. 27, 1850, requesting him to send him papers in case concerning murder of Orozco.

item 435 - 437

Record of land granted in the colony of Santo Tomás, 1850-1851.

item 438

Robles Pezuela, Manuel, 1817-1862

 

Circular, no. 85, as Minister of War, concerning the necessity for all soldiers to comply rigorously with police regulations. Facsimile, with annotation addressed to the comandante militar by Rafael Espinosa, May 12, 1851, to publish the order.

item 439-440

Robles Pezuela, Manuel, 1817-1862

 

Circular no. 90, advising that no one in the pay of the military should be in any way involved with gambling. Printed, with note by Espinosa to the comandante militar to publish the order.

item 441-442

Hidalgo, Manuel S.

 

Letter to Manuel Castro, Feb. 15, 1851, re his hopes in being appointed to the position of Paymaster for the colony, and expressing his interest in being granted some land in the colony.

item 443-444

Bandini, Juan, 1800-1859

 

Letter to Manuel Castro, Mar. 14, 1851, stating he was unable to meet Castro in Ensenada and will not be able to until later on in the month, but does want to discuss important business with him relating to commerce on the frontier. He warns Castro against speculators.

item 445

Jouan, Agustín

 

Letter to Manuel Castro, Mar. 17, 1851, stating he has arrived on board a Mexican vessel now anchored at Ensenada, and would like to see Castro.

item 446-447

Castillo Negrete, Francisco Javier del

 

Letter to Manuel Castro, Mar. 22, 1851, reporting his voyage is slow, and complaining of Peña whose treatment of the animals is very bad. The soldier Andrés deserted at the end of February; and he has received his appointment as subjefe político.

item 448-451

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Draft of letter to Rafael Espinosa, Apr. 4, 1851. Re shipwreck of a British vessel near Punto de San Quintín. Incomplete.

item 452-453

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Draft of letter to Ricardo Ramírez, concerning march.

item 454

Robles Pezuela, Manuel, 1817-1862

 

Circular no. 93, Apr. 8, 1851, concerning regulations governing travel allowances for marches, stating that all individuals are obliged, when ordered, to undertake a march, even if travel allowances have not been made. Facsimile.

item 455-465

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Draft of letter to Rafael Espinosa, Apr. 29, 1851, re gold and silver mines in Baja California, and the resultant influx of North Americans, which poses problems re granting of lands.

item 466-467

Moreno, José R.

 

Letter to Manuel Castro, May 10, 1851, saying he was ill when Castro came to San Diego, but now is better and asks him about land in San Juan de Dios for Don Felipe López. Sending an article on the "confederation" (429-431?)

item 468-470

Espinosa, Rafael

 

Letter to Manuel Castro, June 3, 1851, telling him to come to some agreement with Castillo Negrete on a means of assuring regular communication and payment from the capital.

item 471

Johns, Thomas Denton, d. 1883

 

Letter to Castro, sending a letter for I. Marks who is shipwrecked near San Quentin, requesting him to transmit it to Marks as soon as possible.

item 472-473

Bandini, José María

 

Request, July 28, 1851, for land in Baja California.

item 474-475

Pérez Vidal, Andrés

 

Letter to Manuel Castro, July 31, 1851, protesting order to march to Mulegé.

item 476-478

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Draft of letter to Andrés P. Vidal, giving his reasons for having chosen Vidal for the march.

item 479-480

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Letter to Antonio Cháves, Aug. 5, 1851, charging Cháves to look after the colony's interests while he, Castro, is in Alta California.

item 480a-482

Espinosa, Rafael

 

Letter to Manuel Castro, Aug. 29, 1851, replying to various letters of Castro, and stating that he has been ill.

item 483-484

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Draft of letter to José Bolcoff, Sept. 12, 1851, recommending that boats in search of salt should come to the Punta de San Quintín in Baja California.

item 485-487

Cháves, José Antonio

 

Letter to Manuel Castro, Oct. 12, 1851, stating that Castillo Negrete has been at San Felipe since the 5th, bringing so much freight with him that it will be some 20 days more before he leaves. Cháves has requested that documents and funds be turned over to him for immediate transmittal to the colony; but he does not know that this request will be complied with. If Castro does not return soon, he, Cháves, will inform the authorities of Castillo Negrete's game.

item 488-489

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Copy of letter sent to Antonio Cháves, Nov. 18, 1851, in reply to Cháves letter, and outlining instructions for procedures to be followed in dealing with Castillo Negrete, emphasizing Cháves' responsibility, and requesting to be kept fully informed of further events.

item 490

Javier

 

Letter to Francisca N. De Castillo Negrete, Nov. 26, 1851, concerning payment for rental of mules provided by Tomás Bona.

item 491-494

Matías Moreno, José, 1817-1869

 

Copy of letter, Nov. 29, 1851, to Rafael Espinosa, concerning the lamentable state of Baja California since the arrival of the military colony there. He comments on great hopes of order being restored by arrival of Castillo Negrete, but Castro, even though now in Monterey, California, still is in command, Tomás Bona and Cháves obeying his orders implicitly.

item 495-498

Matías Moreno, José, 1817-1869

 

Letter to José L. Espinosa, Dec. 7, 1851, concerning Baja California affairs, and enclosing copies of his letter to Rafael Espinosa (419-494), Castro's letter to Cháves (488-488), and printed broadsides, one by Castillo Negrete (639) and one signed by various Mexicans (638).

item 499-500

Cháves, José Antonio

 

Proclamations, Dec. 20, 1851. For another copy, see 636.

item 501

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Incomplete draft of grant of land to Loreto González. [1851]

item 502

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Notes on measurement of lands, undated

item 503

List of individuals having gardens, near the ditch, needing water, undated

item 504-515

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Account of lands distributed in Baja California, with draft of covering letter by Castro, June 29, 1851.

item 516-520

Cháves, José Antonio

 

Proclamation, Jan. 4, 1852. 6 copies.

item 521-522

See no. 244-247.

item 523-525

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Draft of letter, Jan. 17, 1852, to the Minister of War, concerning an Indian uprising in the southern part of the state quelled by a company of volunteers. He hears that these volunteers now plan to invade the Baja California frontier.

item 526-527

Alvarez, Santa María

 

Letter to Manuel Castro, Jan. 23, 1852, concerning events in Baja California.

item 528

Patterson, Francis Engle, 1827-1862

 

Letter to Manuel Castro, Feb. 5, 1852, sending affidavit concerning events near Guadalupe ranch. For affidavit, see 572-575.

item 529-531

Sais, Máximo

 

Request to be released from prison, written for him by Dolores Lucero, Feb. 8, 1852.

item 532-533

Acevedo, Loreto

 

Request to be released from prison, Feb. 9, 1852, written for him by Dolores Lucero.

item 534

Domínguez, Santiago

 

Expenditures, Feb. 13, 1852

item 535

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Letter, Feb. 13, 1852, appointing Bartolo Salgado captain of the tribe of Santa Catarina, since Bellota, the former captain, has died.

item 536-540, 631-632

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Three drafts of letters, Feb. 14, 1852. The first reporting on the invasion of the frontier by adventurers from Alta California; the second, requesting assistance in repelling the adventurers, and the third to Tomás Bona, enclosing copy of communication re invasion.

item 541-542

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Letter, Feb. 15, 1852, to Estanislao Armenta, requesting his immediate presence.

item 543-545

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Draft of letter to Miguel Osio, Feb. 15, 1852, requesting Osio to find and return to the colony mules and horses hidden in the vicinity of San Ignacio.

item 546-547

Duarte, Pedro E.

 

Letter to Manuel Castro, Feb. 16, 1852, regretting his inability to be of assistance, but he is ill and cannot ride nor does he have suitable horses.

item 548-549

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

2 letters, Feb. 17, 1852, the one announcing that Estanislao Armenta will be in charge of the company, the second exhorting vigilance in watching out for the invaders.

item 550-552

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Decree urging citizens to apprehend all suspicious foreigners, especially those without necessary papers. Castro also at this time appoints Santa María Alvarez as secretary.

item 553

Losa, Carlos

 

Letter to Manuel Castro, Feb. 24, 1852, saying he has just learned that the volunteers have crossed the frontier.

item 554-555

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Draft of letter to Luis Argüello, Feb. 25, 1852, requesting information on invaders, their number, etc.

item 556-557

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Draft of letter, Feb. 26, 1852, to Santiago Domínguez, informing him that on this day a mission has gone forth with object of apprehending the foreigner Isaac Banes and his companions.

item 558-559

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Letter, Feb. 26, 1852. Same as no. 553.

item 560-564

Argüello, Luis Antonio

 

Letter, Feb. 27, 1852, in reply to Castro's letter giving him information he has on the invaders.

item 565-567

Mendoza, Juan Bautista

 

Letter, Feb. 27, 1852, reporting on the killing of Isaac Banes by Santiago Domínguez and his men.

item 568

Alvarez, Santa María

 

Receipt from the interim commandant of the National Guard, Juan Bautista Mendoza, for weapons, Mar. 3, 1852.

item 569-571

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Draft of letter to F. E. Patterson, Mar. 5, 1852, concerning incidents relating to the death of Isaac Banes.

item 572-575

Afis, Robert

 

Deposition, Mar. 5, 1852, concerning the murder of Isaac Banes. (Enclosure to no. 528.)

item 576-577

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Notes concerning Robert Afis' affidavit, [Mar. 1852] refuting certain points made by Afis.

item 578-580

Arce, Santiago Diego

 

Complaint, Mar. 15, 1852, concerning the theft of horses and weapons, and requesting restitution.

item 581-582

Arce, José Ignacio

 

Letter to Manuel Castro, Mar. 18, 1852, requesting the return of his rifle, taken from him by order of Cháves.

item 583-585

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Draft, Mar. 26, 1852, of statement concerning death of Isaac Banes. Incomplete.

item 586-587

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Draft of letter to Santa María Alvarez, Mar. 1852, requesting that he get back from the National Guard weapons and animals on loan from the colony.

See 568.

item 588-589

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Letter to Father Suárez del Real, Apr. 13, 1852, concerning arrival of Castillo Negrete and attitude to be taken toward him.

item 590-591

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Draft of letter, Apr. 1852, stating he is leaving for Alta California, and Estanislao Armenta is in charge.

item 592

Arce, Francisco, 1821?-1878

 

Letter to Manuel Castro, May 14, 1852, informing Castro of the imprisonment of Father Real.

item 593

Castillo Negrete, Francisco Javier del

 

Letter to Manuel Castro, Feb. 4, 1853, concerning a note and commenting on lack of documents in the archives of the colony.

item 594-596

Suárez del Real, José María del Refugio

 

Letter to Manuel Castro, Apr. 5, 1853, concerning his resolution to reside in Baja California.

item 597-598

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Letter to Antonio Cháves, Oct. 24, 1853, wanting to know how Cháves proposes to conclude their business interests, and questioning Cháves' behavior toward him.

item 600

Cháves, José Antonio

 

Letter to Manuel Castro, Dec. 3, 1853, relating news that Baja California is a new republic and that his godfather is in prison because of these events.

item 601-602

Cháves, José Antonio

 

Letter to Manuel Castro, Dec. 23, 1853, containing further news of Baja California. He has gone to Guadalupe with Juan Bandini.

item 603-605

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Draft of letter to Pojol, July 5, 1855, advising the new commander of the frontier of the difficulties he will have to cope with, and warning him to be careful of the exportation of salt.

item 606-607

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Draft of letter to José María Onate, Sept. 10, 1855, re conditions in Mexico and Baja California. Complete?

item 608-609

Castro, José Priani de

 

Newspaper clipping, Oct. 19, 1855, defending Francisco Palacio de Miranda, one time commander of Baja California, against attack of Matías Moreno.

item 610-621

Serrano, Florencio

 

Testimony in land grant case 548, Dec. 8, 1855.

item 622-624

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Draft of letter to Francisco Rico, June 13, 1856, concerning suspicion of the editor of the Echo of the Pacific re a resolution of the Junta de Amigos del Orden de Monterey which Castro, at Rico's request, brought to be published, the editor being a partisan of the San Francisco Committee of Vigilance.

item 625

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Order of the day, Feb. 18 to 19, n.y., concerning a march.

item 626

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Note re frontier of Baja California, undated

item 627

Castro, José Antonio, 1830-

 

Letter to Manuel Castro, June [1852?], re latest news of Father Suárez del Real.

item 628

List of soldiers composing the National Guard at Santo Tomás, undated

item 629-630

List of the individuals in the colony, undated 2 copies.

item 631-632

See no. 538.

item 633-635

Itinerary to Mulegé and the frontier, undated

item 636

Cháves, José Antonio

 

Printed proclamation, same as 499.

item 637

Cháves, José Antonio

 

Printed proclamation, same as 516-520.

item 638

Printed notice emanating from San Diego, California, re Baja California disturbances, Dec. 2, 1851. Cataloged as printed item.

item 639

Castillo Negrete, Francisco Javier del

 

Proclamation, Nov. 20, 1851. Printed. Cataloged as printed item.

item 640

Cháves, José Antonio

 

Printed broadside, same as 500.

item 641-644

Comonfort, Ignacio, 1812-1863

 

Two copies of decree, Mar. 10, 1857, concerning sale or transfer of property in Baja California.

item 645-658

Comonfort, Ignacio, 1812-1863

 

Copy of decree re inheritances, Aug. 10, 1857.

item 659

Berúben, A. E.

 

Receipt to Joaquín Martorell for 30 pesos, amount due on taxes of lands of Thomas Warner, Apr. 4, 1857.

item 660-661

Arnao, Manuel

 

Certificate, Nov. 9, 1857, concerning regulations on the sale of islands and uncultivated lands. With copy.

item 662-671

Castro, José, 1810-1860

 

Administrative organization of northern part of Baja California, 1857.

item 672-675

Pronouncement against Esparza, Aug. 3, 1859. 2 copies.

item 676

Montenegro, Eugenio

 

Letter to J. Castro, Sept. 20, 1859, stating that Esparza has been captured.

item 677-678

Mexican mining regulations. 2 copies, undated