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Digest of the Acts and Deliberations of the Cabildo
Weights and Measures

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Subject Book Volume Page Date Description
Weights and Measures 1
110 12/4/1772 Governor: Unzaga; Royal Ensign: De Reggio, Sr. - The Attorney General recommends the purchase of a set of scales and measures to be kept in the Archives in order to verify those used by the public. The Commissioners agreed.
Weights and Measures 1
121 3/5/1773 Governor: Unzaga; Royal Ensign: De Reggio, Sr. - It was found necessary at this time to appoint a gauger to approve the weights and measures of liquors and foodstuffs; the persons named to be required to meet the launches that carry the alcohol to measure the amount brought in. Don Juan Escaret, Master Cooper, was appointed.
Weights and Measures 1
126 6/25/1773 Governor: Unzaga; Royal Ensign: De Reggio, Sr. - Don Pedro Bertoniers requests payment of eight Pesos for one weight market “Eight Pounds,” which he sold to the city. Voucher authorized.
Weights and Measures 1
240 7/5/1776 Governor: Unzaga; Royal Ensign: De Reggio, Sr. - The Commissioners resolve to implore the Governor to order a public edict to the effect that all persons who sell in the city must appear before the Commissioners and bring their weights and measures for comparison with the official ones kept in the Cabildo. Same to be marked and penalty provided for substitution.
Weights and Measures 1
246 11/15/1776 Governor: Unzaga; Royal Ensign: De Reggio, Sr. - Mr. Poeyfarre asks payment for some bronze weights of fifty pounds. Don Jean Hierrera asks payment for making barrel measures. Commissioners authorize payment for both bills. They also agreed to pay (page 248) Senor Vobert, a Tinsmith, for making several measure.
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.
Weights and Measures 3 III 54 2/22/1793 Governor: Carondelet; Royal Ensign: Almonaster - The Governor presents a petition from Francisco Fernandez asking for the position of Inspector of Weights and Measures. The Attorney General informs the Cabildo (page 58) that Francisco Fernandez is a discharged employee of this Cabildo, and that it is his opinion that Santiago Nicolas is more worthy of this position. At the next meeting (page 59) Nicolas receives the appointment, and Don Manuel Serrano was requested to draft a set of rules for his use. (On page 61 these rules are given in toto. On page 110 Nicolas provides a stamp to be used on all weights and measures.)

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