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Rosario Curletti Collection of Ortega Family Papers MS-04
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Folder 1

Ortega, Jose Francisco de. Legal contract to Phelipe de Goycoechea 13 December 1796

General Physical Description note: 2 p. legal size

General note

Document states that Ortega and his family will pay back an outstanding debt through revenue and products from their ranch. Signed by Ortega and his three sons, Ignacio Maria de Ortega, Visente Maria de Ortega, and Francisco Maria de Ortega.
Folder 2

List of all cattle and horses on Refugio Ranch 3 December 1796

General Physical Description note: 2 p. legal size

General note

Document not signed but it is related to document in Folder 1.
Folder 3

Fray Pedro de San Josef Estevan. Certificate of baptism 8 April 1800

General Physical Description note: 1 p.

General note

Document certifies the baptism of Maria Magdalena Josefa, daughter of Guillermo Cota Cabo of the Royal Presidio of Santa Barbara and his wife Manuela Lizaldi, in Mission San Gabriel.
Folder 4

Mata, Jose Maria. Statement of paymaster, account of Jose Francisco Ortega 11 July 1815

General Physical Description note: 1 p. legal size

General note

Statement of payments and debts of deceased Ortega and the amounts left for his heirs.
Folder 5

Arguello, Gervasio. Document 6 October 1817

General Physical Description note: 1 p.

General note

Note written to Jose de la Guerra, stating that Arguello will pay the draft handled by the paymaster of the Presidio of Loreto for Jose Maria Ortega.
Folder 6

Mata, Jose Maria. Warrant for payment 3 June 1823

General Physical Description note: 2 p.

General note

Copy of draft dated 26 April 1817 for money owed to Jose Maria Ortega, son of Jose Francisco Ortega.
Folder 7

Mata, Jose Maria. Request for payment 3 June 1823

General Physical Description note: 1 p.

General note

Duplicate request as in Folder 6 of payment owed Jose Maria Ortega.
Folder 8

Ruiz, Jose Manuel. Letter to Antonio Maria de Ortega 3 June 1823

General Physical Description note: 1 p.

General note

Ruiz tells Ortega that the draft for money owed is no longer valid and he has done what he was asked to do. He also sends greetings to Ortega's family.
 

Herrera, Jose Maria. Legal document certifying draft 10 August 1827

General Physical Description note: 1 p. legal size

General note

Document, signed and sealed, certifying that money was paid out of the account of Jose Francisco Ortega to his son Jose Maria Ortega.
Folder 10

Ayala, Juan P. Document of land grant title 3 April 1846

General Physical Description note: 3 p. legal size

General note

Copy of original document which certifies granting of land at Refugio to Don Antonio Maria Ortega and Dona Magdalena Cota de Ortega and explains the conditions of its use. Original, dated 1 August 1834 and recorded in land grant title book in Monterey, signed by Jose Figueroa and Agustin Vicente Zamorano Serio. Copy signed by Ayala, Juan Camarillo and Joaquin de la Guerra.
Folder 11

Ortega, Francisco. Notice of sale of land 10 July 1852

General Physical Description note: 2 p. legal size

General note

Notarized document that states that Ortega has transferred all property and land of Rancho del Refugio and Las Carzas to his mother-in-law, Dona Magdelena Cota de Ortega, in exchange for 640 pesos. Notarized by Raymundo Carrillo.
Folder 12

Pico, Pio. Letter to Miguel Noriega 4 February 1855

General Physical Description note: 1 p.

General note

Pico writes to his godson asking him to send the black horse to him care of Pico's brother in law, Don Joaquin Ortega.