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Digest of the Acts and Deliberations of the Cabildo
Coat of Arms

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Subject Book Volume Page Date Description
Coat of Arms 3 I 164 3/30/1787 Governor: Miro; Royal Ensign: De Reggio, Sr. - The Governor presents a Royal Order from His Majesty in which he orders that the Coat of Arms of this city be changed - that in place of the lillies at the upper part of the Arms, the Castle and Lion of Spain be placed.
Coat of Arms 4 III 37 6/7/1799 Governor: Gayoso; Royal Ensign: De La Ronde - At this meeting Cristobal Prevost presented a model of the Arms of this city which must be placed in the main door of the Cabildo Building, and also presented another model of the wicket doors to be placed in all the doors of these chambers. - At the next meeting of the Cabildo, (page 38), the Commissioners who were appointed to arrange a price with Prevost, reported that they had arranged a price for the Coat of Arms, also for the other work Prevost must do in the Cabildo Building.
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39 1/14/1803 Governor: Salcedo; Royal Ensign: De La Ronde - At this time the City Treasurer, Don Juan de Castanedo, mentions a writing set of silver (at present in use by the Cabildo) which he bought at public auction of the estate of Don Manuel Gayoso de Lemos; consisting of an inkstand in the shape of a mortar, a sand box in the shape of a barrel, a wafer seal in the shape of a drum, a small bell, and another box to hold the quills for the pens. All pieces engraved with the Coat of Arms of Gayoso. He asked that the Cabildo approve this purchase and authorize payment out of the city funds.

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