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Detailed account of money spent in San Francisco's presidio.

Serial Number: 
041-04728
Title: 
Detailed account of money spent in San Francisco's presidio.
Author(s): 
Sal, Hermenegildo
Date: 
06-26-1795
Date: 
07-24-1796
Documentation: 
Monterrey. June 26, 1795. 60p. Informe, architectural plans. Maps. Signed
Summary: 
Accounts from San Francisco's presidio from 1776-1781, description of its creation since moragas arrival. Plan of San Francisco's presidio. Receipts from workers with detailed description of materials used and amount of labor required. Description of presidio and the advantages of moving it closer to the barracks to protect San Francisco's port. Letter asking for money to cover expenses for years 1785-1794 and advising not to change the location of the presidio to a more Solid land, instead a convent should be established in San Francisco to produce some monetary gain and conquer the Indians. Correspondence back and forth regarding relocation of presidio, finally permission is denied. Informe sent by Cordova describes how due to the close location of the presidio to the beach, and its construction (Barro y Adobe), every time they have to fire the canons in order to protect themselves the walls of the presidio crumble. Due to the size of the port it is impossible to defend it from enemy ships. Maps of San Francisco's bay and presidio. Summary of materials and expenses for building new presidio. (T. Kahana, July 1989)
Persons: 
Sal, Hermenegildo (Alferez)
Persons: 
Moraga, Josef (Teniente)
Persons: 
Quiros, Fernando de (Comandante)
Persons: 
Borica, Diego de (Gobernador)
Persons: 
Ruis, Manuel (Albanil)
Persons: 
Arguello, Joseph de (Teniente)
Persons: 
Braniciforte, Marquez de (Virrey)
Persons: 
Fages, Pedro (Gobernador)
Persons: 
Madre de Dios, Valentin de la (Fray)
Persons: 
Alberni, Pedro (Teniente)
Persons: 
Beltran, Jose Maria (Contador)
Persons: 
Ponze, Pedro
Persons: 
Cordova, Alberto
Persons: 
Alberni, Pedro
Places: 
Monterrey
Places: 
San Francisco (Presidio)
Places: 
San Francisco (Puerto)
Places: 
California
Places: 
San Diego (Puerto)
Places: 
Santa Cruz (Presidio)
Places: 
Almejas, Punta de
Places: 
Padres, Rancho de los
Places: 
San Joaquin (Loma)
Places: 
Delgada, Punta
Places: 
Bodega (Puerto)
Places: 
Reyes, Punta de
Places: 
Tierra, Punta de
Places: 
San Francisco (Mision)
Places: 
Santa Clara (Mision)
Places: 
Ano Nuevo, Punta de
Places: 
Carmelo (Rio)
Ethnic Groups: 
Apaches
Ethnic Groups: 
Comanches
Ethnic Groups: 
Navajoes
First Location: 
AZTM, AGN, Vol. 216 ff. 215-245
Original Location: 
AGN, Mexico City, Provincias Internas Vol. 216 ff. 215-245
Language: 
Spanish
Reference Number: 
21600006
Rights: 
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