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Digest of the Acts and Deliberations of the Cabildo
Chronological--1792

Introduction to the Digest

Subject Book Volume Page Date Description
Health Rules - Medicine and Surgery 3 II 217 1792 Don Domingo de Geitas - Admitted to Practice Surgery
Health Rules - Medicine and Surgery 3 III 2 1792 Don Domingo Feitas - Admitted to Practice Surgery
Health Rules - Medicine and Surgery 3 III 3 1792 Don Estevan Forignet Pelegra (or Pelegrue), House Surgeon of the Royal Hospital - Doctor appointed to examine applicants for license to practice medicine or surgery
Health Rules - Medicine and Surgery 3 II 197 1792 Don Fredirico Zerban - Admitted to Practice Pharmacy
Health Rules - Medicine and Surgery 3 III 3 1792 Don Joseph Montegut, of the Royal Hospital - Doctor appointed to exainem applicants for license to practice medicine or surgery
Health Rules - Medicine and Surgery 3 III 21 1792 Don Lamberto Robins - Admitted to Practice Surgery
Health Rules - Medicine and Surgery 3 III 20 1792 Don Luis Fortin (or Fortier) - Admitted to Practice Surgery
Health Rules - Medicine and Surgery 3 III 3 1792 Don Santiago Leduc, Head Surgeon of Charity Hospital - Doctor appointed to examine applicants for license to practice medicine or surgery. Examinations to be conducted in the presence of two Commissioners.
Officials--Annual Elections 3 II 174 1/1/1792 Don Pedro Marigny, Senior Judge; Don Joseph Pena, Junior Judge; Don Juan Bautista Poeyfarre, Attorney General; Don Miguel Roche y Girona., City Treasurer - Girona asked to be excused after taking oath of office, which request was refused. (See Pages 185 and 186 - Cabildo Book 3 - Volume II.)
Markets 3 II 178 1/13/1792 Governor: Carondelet; Royal Ensign: Almonaster - In order to guard against the theft of meats, the Commissioners agreed to place a wooden ceiling over every stall, heavy doors barred with iron at each end, and build two galleries with a room in each; one to be used by the monthly manager and the other by the porter.
Officials--Lieutenant Governor--Don Nicholas Maria Vidal 3 II 180 1/14/1792 Judge Advocate of War and Counselor of the Province, is granted the title and faculties of Lieutenant Governor by Royal Order. (Royal Order on Page 203). - Vidal became Acting Governor due to the death of Gayoso in 1799. (See Governors).
Wards and Districts 3 II 180 1/14/1792 Governor: Caroandelet; Royal Ensign: Almonaster - Don Julian Vienna, First Ward; Don Antonio Cavelier - Second Ward; Don Juan Bautista Lacoste - Third Ward*; Don Antonio Blanc - Fourth Ward. *Don Juan Bautista Lacoste resigned (page 193) and Don Gabriel Peyroux was elected in his place.
Fire 3 II 184 1/28/1792 Governor: Carondelet; Royal Ensign: Almonaster - The Governor proposed that 300 ordinary leather buckets, 12 large and 12 medium ladders, and 16 hooks be purchased.
Ecclesiastical 3 II 189 2/3/1792 Governor: Carondelet; Royal Ensign: Almonaster - A letter is received from Doctor Don Theodoro Thyrzo Henrique Henriques, Foreign Vicar and Ecclesiastical Judge of this Province, informing the Cabildo of his arrival in this city.
Fire 3 II 189 2/3/1792 Governor: Carondelet; Royal Ensign: Almonaster - The Attorney General suggests that the proceeds from the sale of merchandise from the frigate “Trucha,” which the King assigned for the aid of the victims of the fire of 1788, as well as donations for the same purpose, be invested in repairs of the streets and sidewalks of this city.
Hospitals - Small Pox Hospital 3 II 190 2/3/1792 Governor: Miro; Royal Ensign: De Reggio, Sr. - Don Nicholas Giraud (or Girod) petitions the Cabildo to permit landing of his boat “Rosalia” carrying 43 Negroes, one of whom is afflicted with small pox. The Commissioners resolved that they remain aboard the boat.
Streets - Streets and Sidewalks 3 II 189 2/3/1792 Governor: Carondelet; Royal Ensign: Almonaster - The Attorney General suggests that the proceeds remaining from the sale of merchandise from the frigate “Trucha” which the King assigned for the aid of the victims of the fire of 1788, also the donation from the inhabitants for the same purpose, be invested in repairs to the streets and sidewalks of the city.
Slaves and Savage Negroes 3 II 192 2/10/1792 Governor: Carondelet; Royal Ensign: Almonaster - The Commissioners resolve that all Negroes “who are not brutes,” brought in from foreign islands as passengers, be inspected on arrival, and reported immediately to the Governor.
Dance Halls 3 II 196 3/2/1792 Governor: Carondelet: Royal Ensign: Almonaster - At this time a petition from Filberto Jorge (Fargo) was read asking that he be permitted to open a dance hall (like the one the Count de Galvez permitted him to establish at His Majesty's Warehouse) and to rent to him for a period of four years the ground formerly occupied by the market on which to build the dance hall, with the understanding that at the end of four years the Cabildo may take over the building - paying its just value after appraisal.
Markets 3 II 196 3/2/1792 Governor: Carondelet; Royal Ensign: Almonaster - At this time Filberto Forge (Farge) asked permission to build a dance hall on the lot formerly occupied by the market. The Commissioners agreed to accept his proposition. (See “Dance Halls.”)
Taxes 3 II 198 3/2/1792 Governor: Carondelet; Royal Ensign: Almonaster - At this time the Commissioners, considering the advantages and disadvantages of taxing eatables, resolved that nothing be taxed except bread, beef, veal, mutton, and pork; which prices shall be fixed by the monthly Commissioners every Saturday.
Warehouse 3 II 196 3/2/1792 Governor: Carondelet; Royal Ensign: Almonaster - At this time Filberto Forge (Farge) asked permission to erect a building to be used as a dance hall on the ground formerly occupied by the market (or warehouse). (See “Dance Halls.”) - (This is after the fire of 1788 which destroyed the market and a great many other buildings - See “Markets” also “Rice.”)
Levees 3 I 199 3/9/1792 Governor: Carondelet; Royal Ensign: Almonaster - At this time the Commissioners considered the necessity of repairing the levee of this city from its limits up to the residence of Don Beltran Gravier, and from Orange Grove, or Alameda Grove up to the market, in case the river continues to rise. Commissioner Francisco Pascalis de la Barre was entrusted with this work with the help of the prisoners offered by the Governor.
Safe of Three Keys 3 II 199 3/9/1792 Governor: Carondelet; Royal Ensign: Almonaster - The Commissioners agreed at this time that a safe with three keys be made in which to secure the funds of the city. The Junior Judge and Captain of the Regiment of this Post (Josef de la Pena) was entrusted with this commission and ordered to have one made equal to the one in use by his Regiment.
Slaves and Savage Negroes 3 II 212 4/20/1792 Governor: Carondelet; Royal Ensign: Almonaster - The Attorney General informs the Cabildo that there are several bands of savage Negroes on the outskirts of the city disturbing the public tranquility.
Fire 3 II 215 5/4/1792 Governor: Carondelet; Royal Ensign: Almonaster - The Governor informs the Cabildo at this time that the Justices of the Peace of the Wards had obtained the money from the inhabitants (voluntarily given) with which to buy the fire pumps.
Bakeries 3 III 66 5/17/1792 Governor: Carondelet; Royal Ensign: Almonaster - The Lieutenant Governor asks the Attorney General to figure out a price at which the bakers may sell the bread at a profit without detriment to the public. (On pages 79 and 80 these prices are shown).
Safe of Three Keys 3 II 218 5/18/1792 Governor: Carondelet; Royal Ensign: Almonaster - Don Josef de la Pena stated that the safe he was commissioned to make by order of the Cabildo on March 9th last, was now finished. They agreed to distribute the keys, one to the Lieutenant Governor and Judge Advocate of War, one to the Royal Ensign, and the third to the City Treasurer.
Safe of Three Keys 3 III 1 5/25/1792 Governor: Carondolet; Royal Ensign: Almonaster - At this time the City Treasurer presented a statement of the accounts of the city funds. The Commissioners agreed that these funds, having been deposited in the safe, that the safe be closed and the keys delivered as agreed upon in the previous session. (See also page 23, 27, 124 and 157, all pertaining to city funds deposited and taken from the Safe of Three Keys.)
Streets - Bridges and Gutters 3 III 2 5/25/1792 Governor: Carondelet; Royal Ensign: Almonaster - At this meeting the Governor calls attention to a broken bridge in front of the City Hospital, causing the water to stagnate and become corrupted.
Hospitals - Lepers' Hospital 3 III 4 6/8/1792 Governor: Carondelet; Royal Ensign: Almonaster - At this time the Attorney General makes known that since the death of Don Luis Toutant Beauregard, who had charge of the funds of the Lepers’ Hospital, there is no one from whom to obtain what is necessary for the administration of the hospital. The Commissioners agreed to give a certificate showing that the said deceased person was in charge of the funds, and to permit the City Treasurer to advance aid to the lepers, to be reimbursed from the said funds when adjustments are made.
Bakeries 3 III 6 6/22/1792 Governor: Carondelet; Royal Ensign: Almonaster - The Attorney General calls attention to complaints of the public that the bakers are using spoiled flour. Two Commissioners are appointed to inspect the bakery shops and throw into the river all spoiled flour found.
Levees 3 III 6 6/22/1792 Governor: Carondelet; Royal Ensign: Almonaster - At this meeting a document is presented by Don Francisco Bernoudy (or Bernaudy) in which he states that since the year of 1779, when he built his residence on the other side of the river, he has been continuously busy repairing the levee, which has deprived him of his earnings and he now finds himself forced to abandon his property; that this action would be detrimental to other inhabitants by increasing their responsibility in this burdensome work or would force them to follow his example. He requested as an alternative, that the Commissioners lend him the sum of ten thousand Pesos, either from the Royal funds or from the City Treasury, with which to build a solid levee. Same to be reimbursed within six years, he furnishing bond. The Commissioners forwarded this proposal to the Attorney General for his opinion. (The Attorney approved this proposal, page 11, but due to lack of funds in the City Treasury and the necessity of obtaining Royal approval, he recommended that the petitioner apply to the Intendant General who may order the loan of ten thousand Pesos from the Royal Treasury.)
Weights and Measures 3 III 6 6/22/1792 Governor: Carondelet; Royal Ensign: Almonaster - The Attorney General calls attention to complaints of the public that the retailers are cheating in the weight of bread. Two Commissioners were appointed to make inspection.
Slaves and Savage Negroes 3 III 9 7/16/1792 Governor: Carondelet; Royal Ensign: Almonaster - The Attorney General states that notwithstanding the measures taken in the session of February 10th to stop the introduction into the Province of any class of Negroes except more brutes, he is informed that marked Negroes had been introduced coming from Guarico.
Fire 3 III 13 8/3/1792 Governor: Carondelet; Royal Ensign: Almonaster - The Governor informs the Cabildo that Don Prospero Jerroyolo is about to make a trip on a ship of his own under his own command and has promised to bring back two fire engines free of freight charges. The Governor suggests that 600 Pesos be given out of the amount collected by the Ward Commissioners, for the purchase of the engines.
Rice 3 III 14 8/11/1792 Governor: Carondelet; Royal Ensign: Almonaster - At this time a petition is presented by Hurel Dupre requesting permission to build a rice mill; which request was granted.
Levees 3 III 17 8/31/1792 Governor: Carondelet; Royal Ensign: Almonaster - At this time the Attorney General makes known that the river has carried away the levee on the lands abandoned by Mc Carty and Mazange, and recommends that repairs be made. The Commissioners resolved to forward this recommendation to the Governor.
Educational 3 III 19 9/7/1792 Governor: Carondelet; Royal Ensign: Almonaster - The Governor informs the Cabildo that His Majesty has established in the City of Granada, a college for American Nobles.
Lighting 3 III 24 10/5/1792 Governor: Carondelet; Royal Ensign: Almonaster - At this time the Governor and President states that in spite of all precautions of the necessary squads (night Police) there are people of bad character who escape, due to the fact that the city is not properly lighted. He suggests that reflectors be placed on each corner; the property owners of the city to contribute to the annual expense. He also stated that these reflectors could be obtained at a reduced price to be paid on arrival. The Commissioners unanimously agreed to the purchase of the reflectors and all necessary fixtures, to be paid for out of the City Treasury. The Governor also suggested that it would be of benefit to the Royal Service to clear the wooded lands of the city for the better firing of the guns in the fortifications, using the proceeds of the sale (or rental) of these lands to buy the reflectors.

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