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Digest of the Acts and Deliberations of the Cabildo
Chronological--1783

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Subject Book Volume Page Date Description
Health Rules - Medicine and Surgery 2
184 1783 Monsieur Laby, Doctor of the Batallion - Doctor appointed to examine applicants for license to practice medicine or surgery
Health Rules - Medicine and Surgery 2
184 1783 Monsieur Leduc - Doctor appointed to examine appllicants for license to practice medicine or surgery - Examination to be conducted in the presence of two Commissioners
Health Rules - Medicine and Surgery 2
185 1783 Don Leon Senac - Admitted to Practice Surgery
Health Rules - Medicine and Surgery 2
184 1783 Don Antonio Francisco Saugrin - Admitted to Practice Surgery
Health Rules - Medicine and Surgery 2
184 1783 Dr. Roberto Dow (or Doss) - Doctor appointed to examine applicants for license to practice medicine or surgery
Health Rules - Medicine and Surgery 2
184 1783 Monsieur Montegut - Doctor appointed to examine applicants for license to practice medicine or surgery
Officials--Annual Elections 2
157 1/1/1783 Don Francisco Le Breton, Senior Judge; Don Juan Morales, Junior Judge; Don Francisco Bernaudy, Attorney General; Don Francisco Blache, City Treasurer
Markets 2
160 1/17/1783 Governor: Galvez; Royal Ensign: De Reggio, Sr. - At this time “the named Joseph Collu (see also Collette and Colee) presented a document in which he states that he made contracts with several neighbors of the district of Atakapas for the supply of food for this city, and who not refuse to comply with their contract, stating that they will sell their meat salted, which would prevent the petitioner from fulfilling his contract with the city. The Commissioners resolved to take the mater up with the Acting Governor (Miro).
Officials--Governors--Don Bernardo De Galvez 2
161 1/17/1783 Galvez happily informs the Cabildo of the birth of a son.
Roads 2
164 2/14/1783 Governor: Galvez; Royal Ensign: De Reggio, Sr. - The inhabitants are ordered to repair the “Road to Bayou St. John: to facilitate the delivery of mail from Pensacola and Mobile.
Officials--Notary Public for the City--Don Fernando Rodriguez 2
165 2/21/1783 Is appointed Prosecuting Attorney (Notary Public) by the Governor to fill the position vacated by Perdomo.
Officials--Notary Public for the City--Don Fernando Rodriguez 2
171 4/11/1783 Rodriguez is made Secretary of the Cabildo to succeed Mazange who resigned.
Officials--Secretary--Don Fernando Rodriguez 2
171 4/11/1783 Appointed Secretary of the Cabildo and Register of Mortgages by Estevan Miro to succeed Mazange
Streets - Bridges and Gutters 2
183 5/23/1783 Acting Governor: Miro; Royal Ensign: De Reggio, Sr. - The Attorney General calls attention to the bad condition of the bridges at the corners of the streets. The Commissioners resolve that the property owners repair the bridges during the month of June. (Don Pedro Volan built seven new bridges for which the Commissioners agreed to collect from each individual to reimburse him - page 188.)
Streets - Bridges and Gutters 2
183 5/23/1783 Acting Governor: Miro; Royal Ensign: De Reggio, Sr. - The Attorney General calls attention to the bad condition of the bridges at the corners of the streets. The Commissioners resolve that the property owners repair the bridges during the month of June. (Don Pedro Volan built seven new bridges for which the Commissioners agreed to collect from each individual to reimburse him - page 188.)
Streets - Bridges and Gutters 2
183 5/23/1783 Acting Governor: Miro; Royal Ensign: De Reggio, Sr. - The Attorney General calls attention to the bad condition of the bridges at the corners of the streets. The Commissioners resolve that the property owners repair the bridges during the month of June. (Don Pedro Volan built seven new bridges for which the Commissioners agreed to collect from each individual to reimburse him - page 188.)
Banks 2
185 6/20/1783 Acting Governor: Miro; Royal Ensign: De Reggio, Sr. - The Governor presents to the Cabildo a Royal Edict concerning the establishment of a National Bank (presumably in Madrid) with branch banks in both Spanish Americas.
Laws 2
185 6/20/1783 Governor: Galvez; Royal Ensign: De Reggio, Sr. - At this time a document is presented by the Governor accompanied by a Royal Commission which refers to copies of wills and successions under the offices saleable and renounceable in order that the Royal Confirmation be given. (See also page 187.)
Land Grants 2
189 7/11/1783 Governor: Galvez; Royal Ensign: De Reggio, Sr. - At this time Don Guydo Dufossat solicits payment for the portion of land which was taken from him for the construction of the public warehouse, and requests that the yearly taxes he must pay on this land be reduced. The Commissioners agreed that payment for the land taken from him for the public building should not be taken into consideration because he had not paid the annual taxes as per agreement when the land was granted to him. As the house on the land belongs to His Majesty, it was decided to address an official letter to the Governor so that the Governor may decide whether to sell the house or demolish it; in order that Dufossat may have the fourth portion, and its free use which he solicits.
Warehouse 2
189 7/11/1783 Governor: Galvez; Royal Ensign: De Reggio, Sr. - A petition was presented by Don Guydo Dufossat soliciting payment for a portion of land taken from him for the construction of a public warehouse. The Commissioners state that as he has not paid the taxes on the land as per agreement under which it was granted to him (See “Land Grants”), they could not consider any payment for same. In respect to the house which is on the land and belongs to His Majesty, they resolved to address a letter to the Governor asking his decision as to whether it should be sold or demolished in order that Dufossat might have the fee use of the ground which he solicits.
Courts 2
190 8/1/1783 Acting Governor: Miro; Royal Ensign: De Reggio, Sr. - A document is presented by the Governor with a view to correcting the obstinate abuses among the petty Judges and Notaries who act as depositories for the proceeds of public auctions and the properties of minors. (On Page 198 an official order is found abolishing this order under severe penalty.)
Officials--Governors--Don Estevan Miro 2
190 8/1/1783 The King authorizes Miro to appoint a Brigadier to substitute in his absence. Miro appointed Don Joseph Espeleta, Captain General of the Cuban Islands, but due to his residence in Havana, Cuba, Miro retains the command of this Province (see page 194). (After the death of Galvez, Espeleta received the Royal Confirmation of the Captaincy-Generalship - See Cabildo Book 3, Volume I, page 178).
Roads 2
191 8/1/1783 Governor: Galvez; Royal Ensign: De Reggio, Sr. - Don Gabriel Perones (Peyroux) is ordered to restore the Roads of the Bayou to their former condition, and to close the ditches he has made.
Laws 2
196 9/19/1783 Governor: Galvez; Royal Ensign: De Reggio, Sr. - The Governor presents two Royal Orders which are in accord with the Supreme Council of the Indies. The first prohibits soldiers from returning to Spain without permission from His Majesty and then only on official business, with the consent of their wives and with provisions made for the care of their families. The other Royal Order (pages 197 to 201) pertains to laws concerning marriages of minors and adults. Two separate decisions are given in which the King upholds the dissent of the father to the marriage of a daughter, and forbids the mother to name the disobedient daughter as her heir.
Markets 2
203 12/5/1783 Governor: Galvez; Royal Ensign: De Reggio, Sr. - At this time the Commissioners discussed the death of Juan Calet, Contractor of the Public Meat Markets, and decided to give publication to the rerenting of the markets.
Land Grants 2
205 12/19/1783 Governor: Galvez; Royal Ensign: De Reggio, Sr. - At this time an answer was received from the Intendant General, Martin Navarro, regarding the petition of Don Guydo Dufossat, owner of a lot located at the corner of Almacenes Street on which two buildings, the property of His Majesty, were constructed, and on which he (Dufossat) is paying taxes to the City Treasury. The Intendant suggested that the lot belongs to the buildings and not the buildings to the lot, but refused to commit himself to a definite decision. The Commissioners (page 206) decide to inform his Majesty and ask his decision. (See “Warehouses.”)
Warehouse 2
205 12/19/1783 Governor: Galvez; Royal Ensign: De Reggio, Sr. - At this time an answer to the communication addressed to the Governor as per agreement of July 11th (above) is read, in which it is stated that “… the two mentioned buildings… were cited in the general inventory, their cost charged, and satisfied by the Royal Treasury when His Majesty took possession of this Province; and for this reason it is believed that the lot belongs to the building and not the buildings to the lot.” The Commissioners observe that this is contrary to the law established by O’Reilly and decide to inform His Majesty that he may decide the matter

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