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Digest of the Acts and Deliberations of the Cabildo
Wharf Landings

Introduction to the Digest

Subject Book Volume Page Date Description
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.
Wharf Landings 4 II 174 10/13/1798 Governor: Gayoso; Royal Ensign: De La Ronde - At this time the two Commissioners, who had been appointed to supervise the repairing of the levees and building of the declivities (See “Levees”) incorporated in their report to the Cabildo their opinion that as the ships are now paying the anchorage duties they should be provided some comfort; that piles of a proper width be placed alongside the levee to which the ships may be tied. The Commissioners agreed to approve this project along with their other recommendations.
Wharf Landings 4 II 193 12/10/1798 Governor: Gayoso; Royal Ensign: De La Ronde - At this time the City Treasurer presents bills representing money he had paid out for the construction of three declivities, three small wharves, a privy with its door, and piles to which the ships may be tied while in the wharf.
Wharf Landings 4 IV 118 7/24/1801 Governor: Salcedo; Royal Ensign: De La Ronde - At this time the Commissioners discuss the bad condition of the levee from the house of the late Antonio Banabel up to the Gate of St. Louis, where there are not sufficient posts to which to tie the ships,. For want of a wharf by the river, the ships remain close to the levee where the filth is thrown. Don Juan Cantanedo and Don Domingo Bouligny were authorized to have two plans made, one for a wooden fence and one for a brick fence to be presented at the next meeting.
Wharf Landings 4 IV 123 7/31/1801 Governor: Salcedo; Royal Ensign: De La Ronde - Don Domingo Bouligny presents the plans (as above requested) to be used when repairing the levee and building the wharves. The Commissioners considered this method a costly one, and as the merchants would benefit by expenses saved in the loading and unloading of their merchandise, they agreed to address a letter to the Chamber of Commerce (attaching the plans) and request a meeting with the members of that body to ascertain the possibility of obtaining assistance in this improvement.
Wharf Landings 4 IV 125 8/7/1801 Governor: Salcedo; Royal Ensign: De La Ronde - At this time the Commissioners report that they had sent the letter to the Chamber of Commerce, who acknowledged receipt and promised to call a meeting of their members.
Wharf Landings 4 IV 127 8/14/1801 Governor: Salcedo; Royal Ensign: De La Ronde - At this time the Commissioners definitely agreed to the placing of the poles on the levee where the ships can be tied, and to the cutting of a semicircle in front of the property of Don Miguel Fortier. Two Commissioners were appointed to take charge of the work.
Wharf Landings 4 IV 129 8/21/1801 Governor: Salcedo; Royal Ensign: De La Ronde - At this meeting an official letter from the Chamber of Commerce was read. The Commissioners agreed, as the merchants did not see the usefulness of building the wharves, to suspend, for the present, all work connected with the project except the repairing of the levee and placing of the posts; as provided for at the previous session of this Cabildo.

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