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|To the Most Illustrious Cabildo
Don Gilberto Guillemard, Mayor of this Post and Lieutenant Colonel of the Royal Armies, to your Lordships
respectfully states: that the Baron de Carondelet, Field Marshall of the Royal Armies, Governor General and
Commander of this Province, by virtue of a resolution of the Cabildo, ordered the plan and estimate of the
Cabildo Buildings, placing under my care the direction and supervision of this work, taking the necessary
steps for its accomplishment, and in consideration of the fact that this work is well advanced, and this his
Lordship, the aforementioned Baron de Carondelet offered me a gratification, I request your Lordships to
please resolve to assign me the gratification that you deem just, and to instruct the City Treasurer to pay me
half of it, obligating myself to continue directing said work until same is finished. This favor I expect to
receive from the benevolence of your Lordships. New Orleans, November 10th, 1797.
I certify and give faith that in the session of the Cabildo held this day, it was resolved to instruct the
Perpetual Commissioner and City Treasurer, Don Juan de Castanedo, to pay to Don Gilberto Guillemard,
Lieutenant Colonel of the Royal Armies and Major of this Port, the sum of Two Hundred pesos, obtaining the
proper receipt. New Orleans, November 10th, 1797.
Value: 200 pesos