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So much of your communication as relates to the issue of clothing, arms, &c., will be replied to by the assistant adjutant general of the department. Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

H. W. HALLECK,

Brevet Captain, and Secretary of State. Captain H. M. NAGLEE,

San Francisco, California.

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT OF CALIFORNIA,

Monterey, September 13, 1849. Sır: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your note, (without date,) with a copy of a resolution of the committee, asking if I can place at the disposition of the convention, on or before the first day of October next, the sum of $70,000. I have no authority to place any of the public money now under my control at the disposition of any other person; but, as stated in my letter of the 11th instant, I shall consider it. my duty to pay, so far as my, means will allow, all the necessary expenses of the convention. I cannot, however, now say positively whether I shall have money enough at my disposal for the accomplishment of this object. In order that your committee may judge of this contingency for yourselves, I enclose a copy of my letter of August 30 to Lieutenant Colonel Hooker, Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

Brevet Brig. Gen. U. S. A., and Governor of California. Hon. C. T. Borts, Chairman, &c.

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To all whom it may concern:

Whereas proof has been laid before me that the Reverend Padre Real, who was placed in charge of the missions of Santa Clara and San José by a decree of Brigadier General Kearny, governor of California, dated March 22, 1847, has shamefully neglected his duty as the agent of the government charged with taking care of said missions and mission property, and preserving them from waste; and has manifestly exceeded his powers and authority as agent in selling and leasing said mission and mission property:

Now, therefore, 1, Bennet Riley, brevet brigadier general United States: army, and governor of California, by virtue of authority in me vested, do hereby remove the said Father Real from the agency of the aforesaid missions, and do declare all leases, sales, or conveyances made by said priest of mission lands and mission property since the 7th day of July, 1847, to be null and void.

The Reverend Father Estanislas Lelret will, until further orders, be recognised as the successor of Father Real in the aforesaid agency, and wiil conform himself to the instructions which will be given to him

respecting the management and care of said lands, tenements, and other property

Given at Monterey, California, this 17th day of September, in the year of our Lord 1849.

B. RILEY,
Brevet Brigadier General United States Army,

and Governor of California.

Know all men by these presents, that I, Bennet Riley, brevet brigadier general United States arniy, and governor of California, by virtue of authority in me vested, do hereby appoint and commission Stephen C. Foster prefect of the district of Los Angeles, to date from the 1st day of September, 1849.

Given under my hand and seal at Monterey, California, this 18th day of September, 1849.

B. RILEY,
Brcvet Brigadier General United States Army,

and Governor of California.

Know all men by these presents, that I, Bennet Riley, brevet brigadier general United States army, and governor of California, by virtue of authority in me vested, do hereby appoint and commission Augustin Olivera judge of first instance in and for the district of Los Angeles, to date from the first day of September, 1849.

Given under my hand and seal, at Monterey, California, this 18th day of September, in the year of our Lord 1849.

B. RILEY,
Brevet Brigadier General United States Army,

and Governor of California.

Know all men by these presents, that I, Bennet Riley, brevet brigadier general United States army, and governor of California, by virtue of authority in me vested, do hereby appoint and commission judge of first instance in and for the district of San Diego, to date from the 1st day of September, 1849.

Given under my hand and seal at Monterey, California, this 18th day of September, in the year of our Lord 1849.

B. RILEY,
Brevet Brigadier General United States Army

and Governor of Califorma.

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT OF CALIFORNIA,

Monterey, September 19, 1849. GENTLEMEN: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of yours of the 17th, asking for information respecting the mode of making out the

accounts of the affairs of the convention. Such accounts should in all
cases be certified by the president of the convention as just and true, and
authorized by the convention; then, on receiving my written approval,
they will be paid by the civil treasurer, or his agents. Captain Kane
will furnish you with blank form of accounts.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

B. RILEY,
Brevet Brigadier General United States Army,

and Governor of California. Messrs. E. O. CROSBY, J. P. WALKER, E. BROWN, T. 0. LARKIN,

J. ARAM, Committee, Atc.

STATE DEPARTMENT OF CALIFORNIA,

Monterey, September 20, 1849. GENTLEMEN: The governor has examined the project, submitted to him, of an ordinance of the council of San Francisco imposing taxes, &c., for the support of the government of that town, and directs me to return it to you with the following remarks:

The provisions of articles 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, as amended in manuscript, are believed to be in strict accordance with the laws and customs of the country.

The governor cannot, at present, give any definite information respecting the power of ayuntamientos to tax real estate. It is said that the law authorizing this in Mexico was suspended in its operation in California. The archives will be examined for further information on this subject.

The governor is of opinion that the prefect has no power to veto ordi. nances passed by town councils. It is made his duty to exercise, in the administration and expenditure of municipal funds, such supervision as may be granted to him by the ordinances of ayuntamientos; and in case they exceed their authority, he must report the fact to the governor. Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

H. W. HALLECK,

Brevet Captain, and Secretary of State. Captain SIMMONS, Mr. HARRISON, and others.

STATE DEPARTMENT OF CALIFORNIA,

Monterey, September 22, 1849. SIR: I am directed by the governor to enclose you herewith, as a reply to your letter of August 31, a copy of his decree of the 17th instant, rela- . tive to the missions of San José and Santa Clara. Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

H. W. HALLECK,

Brevet Captain, and Secretary of State. J. B. STEINBERGER, Esq.,

San Francisco, California.

STATE DEPARTMENT OF CALIFORNIA,

Monterey, September 22, 1849. Sır: I am directed by the governor to enclose you herewith a copy of the harbor-master's letter of August 24, and to offer you the superintendence of the improvements proposed in that letter. The immediate establishment of these buoys is deemed absolutely necessary for the safety of the shipping in the bay of San Francisco; and as Congress has made no provision for these improvements, the governor has determined to provide for the expenses out of the “civil fund," now in his hands. These expenditures must be limited to the sum of ten thousand dollars, exclusive of your own pay as superintendent, which will be two hundred and fifty dollars per month. These improvements should be made with the least possible delay. Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

H. W. HALLECK,

Brevet Captain, and Secretary of State. Captain C. RINGGOLD,

San Francisco, California.

Know all men by these presents, that, on the recommendation of the supreme court of California, I, Bennet Riley, brevet brigadier general United States army, and governor of California, by virtue of authority in me vested, do hereby appoint and commission Wm. B. Almond a judge of first instance, with civil jurisdiction only, in and for the district of San Francisco, to date from the 1st day of October, 1849.

Given under my hand and seal at Monterey, California, this 21st day of September, in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and forty-nine.

B. RILEY,
Breret Brig. Gen. U. S. A., and Governor of California.

Know all men by these presents, that, on the recommendation of the supreme court of California, I, Bennet Riley, brevet brigadier general United States army, and governor of California, by virtue of authority in me vested, do hereby appoint and commission James S. Thomas a judge of first instance, with civil jurisdiction only, in and for the district of Sacramento, to date from the first day of October, 1849.

Given under my hand and seal at Monterey, California, this 21st day of September, in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and forty-nine.

B. RILEY,
Brevet Brig. Gen. U. S. A., and Governor of California.

STATE DEPARTMENT OF CALIFORNIA,

Monterey, September 24, 1849. Sır: On the recommendation of the superior court of California, the governor has appointed Wm. B. Almond a judge of first instance, for the

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with civil jurisdiction only. His commission takes effect the 1st day of October next; after which time your jurisdiction will, in conformity to the laws, be confined to criminal matters only. Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

H. W. HALLECK,

Brevet Captain, and Secretary of State. Hon. J. W. GEARY, 1511

119 2031 Judge of First Instance, San Francisco, California.

STATE DEPARTMENT OF CALIFORNIA,

Monterey, September 25, 1849. Sir: I am directed by the governor to forward, for your official action, the enclosed papers for juzgado of Los Angeles. Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

H. W. HALLECK,

Brevet Captain, and Secretary of State. Hon. LEWIS DENT,

Judge of the Superior Court, Monterey, California.

STATE DEPARTMENT OF CALIFORNIA,

Monterey, September 25, 1849. Sır: You are appointed by the governor to examine the books and accounts of the collector of this port from the time he entered upon the duties of his office to the 30th September, and to audit the same, or report to this office any irregularities you may find in the same, or any neglect of duty on the part of the collector or his employés. You are empowered to send for persons and papers, and to administer oaths. Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

W. H. HALLECK,

Brevet Captain, and Secretary of State. H. S. BURTON,

Monterey, California.

Know all men by these presents, that I, Bennet Riley, brevet brigadier general United States army, and governor of California, by virtue of authority in me vested, do hereby appoint and commission Hall McAllister attorney for the district of San Francisco, with a salary of two thousand dollars per annum. This commission will take effect the 1st day of October next.

Given under my hand and seal, at Monterey, California, this 25th day of September, in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and forty-nine.

B. RILEY, Brevet Brig. Gen. U. S. A., and Governor of California. Official.

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