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offences they may commit upop the one will be punished in the same manner as if committed upon the other.

I will endeavor to obtain and furnish you with a quantity of Indian goods, to be given as presents to such chiefs and bands as may conduct themselves peaceably and quietly.

You will please report to me, from time to time, any occurrence which you may deem worthy of notice, and offer such suggestions relative to the Indians and Indian affairs as may appear expedient to you.

Your salary will be $750 per year.
Very respectfully, &c.,

S. W. KEARNY, Brigadier General, and Governor of California. . Don MARIANO G: VALLEJO,

Indian Sub-agent, Monterey. .

MONTEREY, CAIFORNIA, April 16, 1847. Sır: I learn that you have under your charge a number of horses, mares, cattle, and other public property appertaining to the mission of San Rafael. I wish you to send as early as possible an inventory of the same to Captain Folsom, assistant quartermaster at San Francisco, and comply with his instructions relating thereto. Very respectfully, &c.,

S. W. KEARNY, Brigadier General, and Governor of California. Mr. TIMOTHY MURPHY,

San Rafael, California.

MONTEREY, CALIFORNIA, April 19, 1847. Sır: Your letter of the 16th was delivered to me by Mr. Wm. S. Clarke, of the town of San Francisco, who at the same time laid before me his application or petition of February 1, 1847, to the alcalde of the district of San Francisco, for the privilege to build a public wharf in front of the city or town, ending as follows:

Third. That your petitioner shall have possession given of the traetional lot of the northeast corner of Broadway and Battery streets, of 50 varas fronting on said Battery street, with the privilege of extending the same so far as the said wharf may or shall be completed; your petitioner reserving the right, in preference to all others, to obtain a grant of said lot to him and his heirs forever, from the proper authorities when constituted."

Mr. Clarke also laid before me a deed of possession, granted to him on the same date, (February 1,) by “ Washington A. Bartlett, chief magistrate," " of the land, lot, or place asked for as described in his petition and this instrument, and with the conditions thereof.” I presume copies of both these papers are on file in your office.

Having on the 10th of March, 1847, given up to the town of San Francisco all claim on the part of the United States and Territory of Cal. ifornia to the beach and water lots within certain described limits, which I believe include the lot referred to in the petition and deed of possession,

I do not feel authorized at this time to make any decision in this matter of Mr. Clarke, but cannot refrain from recommending it to the most favorable consideration of all the constituted authorities of your town, and adding that justice and good faith require that we should, as far as in our power, assist in fulfilling the engagements entered into by authorities which have preceded us, without inquiring into their expediency, provided they are not contrary to law. Very respectfully, &c.,

S. W. KEARNY, Brigadier General, and Governor of California. EDWIN BRYANT,

Alcalde, 'c., San Francisco, California.

MONTEREY, CALIFORNIA, April 19, 1847. The undersigned has the honor to acknowledge the receipt of the communication addressed to him on the 8th instant, by Don Cesareo Sataillade, vice consul of her Catholic Majesty, and to state, in reply, that as the vice consul prefers a residence in Santa Barbara, it affords the undersigned great pleasure in acceding thereto, and to add that instructions will be given that the vice consul may receive all the privileges his office and high standing so justly entitle him to.

The undersigned offers to the vice consul the assurance of his esteem and consideration.

S. W. KEARNY, Brigadier General, and Governor of California. Don CESAREO SATAILLADE,

Vice Consul de España, Santa Barbara, California.

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MONTEREY, CALIFORNIA, April 21, 1847. Sır: As you have been appointed collector of the port and harbormaster at San Francisco, I have to direct that you receive for the customs and fees nothing but specie, treasury notes, or dratts. You will please settle your accounts quarterly, with Captain Folsom, assistant quartermaster at San Francisco, turning over to him all money, &c., received by you for customs and fees under your two appointments of collector and harbor master.

You have a deputy collector at Sansalito, and as his services can be dispensed with, you will please do so.

Your compensation for performing the duties at San Francisco of collector of the harbor-master, will be twelve hundred dollars ($1,200) per year. Very respectfully, &c.,

S. W. KEARNY, Brigadier General, and Governor of California. Mr. WM. A. RICHARDSON,

Collector, &c., Monterey.

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MONTEREY, CALIFORNIA, April 21, 1847. SIR: I learn that you have been appointed collector of the customs for the port of San Diego, which appointment is hereby confirmed to you. I enclose here with a printed circular of March 1st, signed by Commodore Shubrick and myself, announcing the duties confided by the President of the United States to the senior officers of the land and naval forces; a proclamation of my own of the same date; and instructions to you, of March 29th, from Commodore James Biddle, commanding the Pacific squadron.

You will please send to me copies of such instructions as you may have received relating to your duties as collector, and inforın me what salary has been allowed you, and what public funds you may have received and have on hand. Very respectfully, &c.,

S. W. KEARNY, Brigadier General, and Governor of California. Don SANTIAGO ARGUILLO,

Collector, fc., San Diego, California.

MONTEREY, CALIFORNIA,

April 24, 1847. Sır: I have received yours of the 21st relating to a room in the public buildings at San Francisco, now occupied by you as an office, and, taking all things into consideration, I am of opinion that the municipal authorities of the town should provide a room elsewhere, so that the military may have the exclusive control and management of that building.

Very respectfully,

S. W. KEARNY, Brigadier General, and Governor of Califor Edwin BRYANT, Esq.,

Alcalde, Jec., San Francisco.

MONTEREY, CALIFORNIA,

April 24, 1847. Sir: Your communications of the 17th March and 7th April have been duly received.

During the existence of the present war between the United States and Mexico, there must of necessity arise many cases of great hardship and injustice, which for the time being are without remedy. This state of affairs is inseparable from a state of war, and your case, as represented by you, may be considered as one of that class. I sincerely hope that ere long the restoration of peace will lead to the establishment of a permanent civil government for this Territory, which will secure to all their just rights. Very respectfully, &c.,

S. W. KEARNY, Brigadier General, and Governor of California. Mr. GEORGE W. BELLAMY,

Sanla Clara, California.

MONTEREY, CALIFORNIA,

April 26, 1917. Sir: I learn that you have been appointed collector of the port and hardor-master at San Pedro, which appointments are hereby confirmed to you. I enclose herewith a printed circular of Jarch 1, signed by Com. modore Shubrick and myself, announcing the duties confided by the President of the United States to the senior officers of the land and naval forces, a proclamation of my own of same date, and instructions to you of March 29 from Commodore Biddle, commanding the Pacific squadron. You will please send me as early as possible copies of such instructions as you may have received relating to your duties as collector and harbormaster, and inform me what salary has been allowed you, and what amount of funds you may have received, and how much on hand.

You will please settle your accounts quarterly with Lieutenant Colonel Cooke, at the City of the Angels, or with such officer as he may designate, turning over to him all money, c., received by you for customs and fees under your appointment of collector and harbor.master. His receipt will be your voucher for the same. You will receive nothing but specie, treasury notes, or drasts.

I have received from Colonel Mason, Ist dragoons, the instructions to you of 21st March, signed "J. C. Fremont, governor of California, by William H. Russell, secretary of State,” ordering and permitting you to receive from Mr. S. Hultman “ government payment,” (that is, as I understand, due bills of the paymaster and quartermaster of the late battalion of California volunteers,) in payment of his custom-house duties; and I learn that you have received seventeen hundred dollars of that paper, bought up by Mr. H.. at 25 or 30 per cent. discount. As you have by the act of others been led into this mistake, what you have received from Mr. H. must be passed to your credit..

Very respectfully,

S. W. KEARNY, Brigadier General, and Governor of California. Mr. D. W. ALEXANDER,

Collector, loc., San Pedro, California.

MONTEREY, CALIFORNIA,

April 26, 1847. Sir: In addition to the instructions sent to you by me on the 21st instant, I have to direct that you will receive in payment for duties and fees, under your appointments of collector of the port and harbor-master at San Diego, nothing but specie, treasury notes, or drafts; and that you will please settle your accounts quarterly with Lieutenant Colonel Cooke, (commanding the southern military district,) or with such officer as he may designate, turning over to him all money received by you for customs and fees, and his receipt will be your voucher for the same. Very respectfully,

S. W. KEARNY, Brigadier General, and Governor of California. Don SANTIAGO ARGUILLO,

Collector and Harbor-master, San Diego, California.

MONTEREY, CALIFORNIA,

April 26, 1947. SIR: In addition to the instructions of Commodore James Biddle of March 29, which I have forwarded to you, I have to direct that you will receive for customs and fees, as collector of the port and harbor-master at Santa Barbara, nothing but specie, treasury notes, and drafts; and that you will please seuile your accounts quarterly with Lieutenant Colonel Burton, commanding at Santa Barbara, or with such officer as he may designate, turning over to him all money received by you. His receipt will be your voucher for the same.

You will please send me a copy of such instructions as you may have received (which have not passed through my hands) relating to your duties as collector, and inforin me what salary has been allowed you, and what money you have received as collector, and how much on hand.

I am or opinion that I have written to you a letter similar to this, but it has not been copied in my letter-book. Should you have received one from mne, please send me a copr: Very respectfully, &c.,

S. W. KEARNY.

Brigadier General, and Gorernor of California. Don Pedro CARRILLO,

Collector, •c., Santa Barbara, California.

MONTEREY, CALIFORNIA,

April 27, 1347. Sir: I have received your communication of the 30th March, relating to a decree made by me on the 26th of that month, in the case of Gabriel Castro vs, Antonio Hernaro; and I have since learned that you have, contrary to that decree, “ given judgment and issued an execution, to be levied by a sheriff against rarious portions of the property of the defend ant, A. Hernano."

I have now to decree that you stay all further proceedings in this case witil you hear further from me on the subject. Very respectfully, &c,

S. W. KEARNY.

Brigadier General, and Gorernor of California. Join BURTON, Esq.,

Alcalde, &c., Pueblo de San José.

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MONTEREY, CALIFORNIA, April 27, 1847. Sir: I consider the order of Captain Montgomery in the case of the Russian American Company against J. A. Sutter as having been given by competent authority, and as still remaining in full force. All steps in disobedience of that order, until it is revoked by the proper authority, must therefore be considered void. As Captain Montgomer;" was no doubt as well or better acquainted with the facts of the case above mentioned than myself, I do not feel disposed, for the present at least, to interfere with

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