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Digest of the Acts and Deliberations of the Cabildo

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Subject Book Volume Page Date Description
Currency 3 I 42 2/25/1785 Acting Governor: Miro; Royal Ensign: De Reggio, Sr. - The Attorney General informs the Cabildo at this time that he has been requested by the citizens and business men of the Colony to call attention to the fact that after they have suffered all kinds of calamities from floods, hurricanes and wars, they are deprived of the privileges and rights granted by His Majesty in a free port of entry for a period of ten years (see "Commerce") due to the depreciation of the paper currency of the Royal Treasury which they have used as money since the end of 1780. The Commissioners resolved to inform His Majesty and request a remedy.
Currency 3 I 157 3/2/1787 Acting Governor: Miro; Royal Ensign: De Reggio, Sr. - Commissioner Don Juan Arnoul suggests that they request the Intendant to exchange a thousand "Mexican Silver Pesos" for an equal amount of paper money from the City Treasurer. The Commissioners agreed to make the request. (On page 158 an official letter from the Intendant General agreed to the exchange.)
Currency 3 I 165 4/20/1787 Acting Governor: Miro; Royal Ensign: De Reggio, Sr. - At this time the Commissioners decide that their request concerning the withdrawal of paper money from the Colony must have been lost en voyage, resolved to send a duplicate to His Majesty.
Currency 3 II 47 1/16/1789 Acting Governor: Miro; Royal Ensign: De Reggio, Jr.- The President presents an official letter enclosing a Royal Edict containing an order for the total extinction of paper money.
Currency 4 I 197 3/10/1797 Governor: Carondelet; Royal Ensign: Almonaster - At this time the Governor informs the Cabildo that he fears pirate ships have intercepted some silver coin en route to this port, in which case he would be forced to replace it with paper money. (See "Pirates").
Currency 4 IV 218 5/21/1802 Governor: Salcedo; Royal Ensign: De La Ronde - An official letter from the Governor enclosing a Royal Order in which His Majesty permits the exportation of silver by paying the same duties charged on the merchandise, was read.

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