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Digest of the Acts and Deliberations of the Cabildo
Chronological--1778

Introduction to the Digest

Subject Book Volume Page Date Description
Health Rules - Medicine and Surgery 1
291 1778 Don Francisco La Casa - Admitted to Practice Medicine
Health Rules - Medicine and Surgery 1
283 1778 Don Carlos Rouelles - Admitted to Practice Medicine
Officials--Annual Elections 1
273 1/1/1778 Don Martin Navarro, Senior Judge; Don Guy Dufossat, Junior Judge, Don Juan Lacoste, Attorney General; Don Luis Boisdore, City Treasurer
Roads 1
278 2/6/1778 Governor: Galvez; Royal Ensign: De Reggio, Sr. - The Attorney General asks that the inhabitants be ordered to have a roadway cleared in front of their homes, to facilitate the throwing of lines to ships that come up the river. (See “Wharf Landings.”)
Slaves and Savage Negroes 1
279 2/6/1778 Governor: Galvez; Royal Ensign: De Reggio, Sr. - At this time the Attorney General recommends that something be done to keep the Negroes from having arms in their possession, and to obligate owners to make inspection of the homes of their slaves to see that this order is carried out. - At the next meeting (same page) His Majesty’s order regarding the payment of savage Negroes killed, was again presented and the Commissioners resolved that the orders to be carried out.
Wharf Landings 1
278 2/6/1778 Governor: Galvez; Royal Ensign: De Reggio, Sr. - The Attorney General asked that the inhabitants be ordered to clear a road way in front of their homes to facilitate the throwing of lines to ships that come up the river; and to have the iron rings which remain alongside the levee moved inland. The Commissioners ordered that this be done during the present year.
Census 1
280 2/13/1778 Governor: Galves; Royal Ensign: De Reggio, Sr. - At this meeting of the Cabildo two Commissioners were appointed to examine the new houses erected in the city and ascertain the number of citizens, and recommend the most convenient way of informing His Majesty of the prosperity of this Province. (The Commissioners reported that they had discharged the duty assigned to them - page 282 - in examining the new houses erected in the city since 1774 up to date, in order to verify the growth of the city. The report was revised and filed in the Archives.)
Officials--Commissioners--Don Juan Arnaul 1
283 4/3/1778 By virtue of the resignation of Don Cristobal Glapion, the above was commissioned by the Governor, took the oath of office and was placed in the seat.
Health Rules - Medicine and Surgery 1
284 5/8/1778 Governor: Galvez; Royal Ensign: De Reggio, Sr. - The Governor informs the Cabildo at this time that in the town of Natchitoches there is an epidemic causing death to many persons, which is moving toward this Capital. The offer of Don Juan Rouelles to go there to endeavor to find the cause, was acted upon and he was advanced 50 Pesos to defray expenses.
Laws 1
288 7/31/1778 Governor: Galvez; Royal Ensign: De Reggio, Sr. - The need of some law books, such as “Summary of the Laws of the Indies: and the “Phillippie Tribunals” for use by the Cabildo, was considered, and it was agreed to buy them from Don Luis Boisdore.
Prisons 1
288 7/31/1778 Governor: Galvez; Royal Ensign: De Reggio, Sr. - Don Francisco Pascalis de la Barre, Chief Constable, presents expenses incurred in the repairs to the City Jail, which were approved and voucher authorized.
Ecclesiastical 1
290 9/18/1778 Governor: Galvez; Royal Ensign: De Reggio, Sr. - The Commissioners agreed at this time that the election of a steward (sexton) for the parochial church, every two years, shall be at the free will of the priest of said church, advising said steward (sexton), that he must give a complete statement of his activities during the two years to the two Commissioners appointed by the Cabildo for this purpose.
Hospitals - Charity Hospital 1
290 9/18/1778 Governor: Galvez; Royal Ensign: De Reggio, Sr. - At this meeting the Commissioners agreed to proceed with the nomination of an Administrator and a Treasurer for Charity Hospital to take place in the presence of the priest. The said Administrator and Treasurer to begin their terms on the first day of next year with elections thereafter every three years. At the end of their terms they must submit a complete account of their administrations to the Cabildo which will be made known to the priest.

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