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Digest of the Acts and Deliberations of the Cabildo
Chronological--1774

Introduction to the Digest

Subject Book Volume Page Date Description
Officials--Annual Elections 1
168 1/1/1774 Don Nicholas Forstall, Senior Judge; Don Pedro Chabert, Junior Judge; Don Pedro Du Verger, Attorney General; Don Juan Durel, City Treasurer
Furniture and Fixtures 1
175 2/18/1774 Governor: Unzaga; Royal Ensign: De Reggio, Sr. - At this time the Commissioners agreed to order a velvet portiere trimmed with gold lace, and a portrait of His Majesty and one of the Prince of Asturias, also a bench for the church.
Portraits 1
175 2/18/1774 Governor: Unzaga; Royal Ensign: De Reggio, Sr. - The Commissioners agreed to order a velvet portiere trimmed with gold lace, to be made; also a portrait of His Majesty and one of the Prince of Asturias. On page 182, a bill is presented for making a picture of His Majesty.
Officials--Commissioners--Don Daniel Fagot De La Garciniere 1
176 2/25/1774 The office declared vacant by the Governor and President of the Cabildo, due to abandonment by Don Dionicio Braud, title is granted to the above.
Ecclesiastical 1
179 3/4/1774 Governor: Unzaga; Royal Ensign: De Reggio, Sr. - The Governor, at this time, presented a Royal Edict dated October 12th, 1773, together with excerpts from the Apostolic Brief issued by His Holiness, Clement XIV, annulling, dissolving and extinguishing the order called “Compania de Jesus” (Company of Jesus).
Levees 1
183 4/22/1774 Governor: Unzaga; Royal Ensign: De Reggio, Sr. - The Commissioners consider the poor condition of the levee and the present rise of the river, and resolve to build a solid levee and to contract under bond with an honest resident who can qualify to do the work.
Officials--Royal Notary Public--Don Andres Almonaster Y Rojas 1
185 5/6/1774 Received Royal Commission confirming his title as Notary Public of War and Royal Finance; conferred for life and hereafter made saleable in favor of the Royal Treasury in case of death or resignation.
Levees 1
190 5/27/1774 Governor: Unzaga; Royal Ensign: De Reggio, Sr. - At this meeting a bill is presented for repairs to the levee, which was approved and payment ordered.
Food, Fuel and General Supplies 1
191 6/7/1774 Governor: Unzaga; Royal Ensign: De Reggio, Sr. - At this time the Commissioners called to the attention of the President the necessity of obtaining flour, imploring that some provision be made to obtain it from the English ships which navigate the river, or to consult His Majesty in regard to the matter. The President asked that a testimony of this meeting be issued and presented to him that he might decide what is best. - (On page 209 the Attorney General calls attention to several English ships carrying flour.)
Slaves and Savage Negroes 1
190 6/9/1774 Governor: Unzaga; Royal Ensign: De Reggio, Sr. - At this time the Secretary was requested to give a list of the persons who had not paid their assessments in the vicinity of Punta Cortada, Natchitoches, Opelousas and Atakapas.
Military 1
193 7/22/1774 Governor: Unzaga; Royal Ensign: De Reggio, Sr. - The Royal Commission confirming the title of Don Cecilio Odoardo as Civil and Military Lieutenant Governor, names him also, General Counsellor of the Militia of the City, as prescribed by law. (Royal document on page 195.)
Officials--Lieutenant Governor--Don Cecilio Odoardo 1
193 7/22/1774 Presents Royal Confirmation as Lieutenant Governor and Auditor of War and General Counselor of the Militia. (Royal Document on Page 195.)
Levees 1
194 8/6/1774 Governor: Unzaga; Royal Ensign: De Reggio, Sr. - At this meeting the Commissioners resolve to sell at public auction the contract for repairs to the levee.
Streets - Bridges and Gutters 1
194 8/6/1774 Governor: Unzaga; Royal Ensign: De Reggio, Sr. - The bad condition of the bridges was taken up at this time and two Commissioners were appointed to make the necessary repairs or to order new bridges, and to see that each of the property holders pay his share of the expenses.
Officials--Notary Public for the City--Don Leonardo Mazange 1
200 9/9/1774 Receives Royal Commission signed by the King, confirming title. (Resigned later to become Secretary of the Cabildo.)
Levees 1
202 11/11/1774 Governor: Unzaga; Royal Ensign: De Reggio, Sr. - At this meeting a petition is presented by Andrew Jung requesting payment of three hundred Pesos on account of work done and to be done on the levee, in accordance with contract.

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