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Francis Lippitt Receipt to Victor Juarez
MS-12  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography/Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Francis Lippitt Receipt to Victor Juarez
    Dates: 1848 July 17
    Collection Number: MS-12
    Creator/Collector: Lippitt, Francis J. (Francis James), 1812-1902
    Extent: 1 item
    Repository: Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation. Presidio Research Center
    Abstract: One handwritten receipt for $2.00 concerning a lost cannon in Santa Barbara, CA. July 17, 1848.
    Language of Material: Spanish; Castilian

    Access

    Collection is available for research.

    Publication Rights

    All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Associate Director for Historic Resources. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation Research Center as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

    Preferred Citation

    Francis Lippitt Receipt to Victor Juarez . Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation. Presidio Research Center

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Margarita Villa.

    Biography/Administrative History

    As incentive to locate a cannon missing from the ship Elizabeth in Santa Barbara Harbor, Governor Mason levied a municipal tax on all citizens in an effort to put pressure on those who might come forward with information on the missing cannon. Each citizen had to pay two dollars and the money was eventually collected and put into a municipal fund. Hubert Howe Bancroft writes about this episode in volume 5 of History of California.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The collection consists of one receipt, handwritten in ink, in Spanish. Translation: “Received from Don Victor Juares [sic] two dollars, paid according to the order of S. E. Colonel R. B. Mason Governor of California with respect to a lost cannon. Santa Barbara, the 17th of July, 1848. $2.00. [Signed by] Francis J. Lippitt, Captain 1st Regiment of N.Y., Commander of Santa Barbara.”

    Indexing Terms

    Ordnance, Naval--California.
    Juarez, Victor
    Santa Barbara (Calif.)
    receipts