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Los Angeles Prefecture records
mssHM 81572-81574  
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Description
Three volumes containing records, in Spanish, documentin g the governance of the southern portion of Alta California from the Mexican Constitution of 1824 through the creation of the Los Angeles Prefecture in 1837 and the conquest by the United States in 1846 to the California State Constitution of 1850.
Extent
3 volumes (in 6 boxes) + photostat reproduction (3 boxes)
Restrictions
These records are the property of the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk (which retains a copy for the use of the general public), and were put on long term deposit at the Huntington in 1938 through the offices of the Historical Society of Southern California. Please contact the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk with any questions concerning permission to publish or reproduce any of the records.
Availability
The original volumes do not circulate due to their fragile condition. Photostatic copies open to qualified researchers by prior application through the Reader Services Department. For more information, contact Reader Services. For more information, contact Reader Services. A full copy of the volumes is available to the general public at the Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk's office.