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Inventory of the Monterey Collection, 1785-1877, bulk 1828-1854
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HARTNELL, William E.P.


To Ayuntamiento of Monterey: petition for Mexican citizenship. 1829, Jan. 22 (MR 188)


SPENCE, David.


To Ayuntamiento of Monterey: petition for Mexican citizenship. 1829, Jan.22 (MR 364)


MONTEREY (Calif.). Ayuntamiento.


Minute books of meetings for the years 1833, 1834, & 1836, which, according to Bancroft, were not believed to be extant. The 1836 minute book contains a copy of the inaugural address of Gov. Mariano Chico, of which there seems to be only one printed copy in the Mercantile Library in San Francisco. (MR 251-253)


HIJAR, José María de.


Letter to David Spence, then Alcalde, requesting a certificate of good character as demonstrated during the four months he resided at Monterey, and asking to state if Spence ever considered that he entertained revolutionary ideas. 1835, Apr. 12 (MR 191)


ROMERO, José Mariano.


Letter from the teacher of the normal school at Monterey to the Ayuntamiento, protesting the unjust criticism of his teaching levelled at him by parents and civic authorities. 1835, Nov. 14 (MR 347)


ALLEN, George.


Accounts of receipts and disbursements of the municipal funds. 1835 - 1837 (MR 41-45)


Tally list of


Tally list of votes, signed ballots cast, and list of delegates elected at Monterey to the Consejo General, scheduled to meet at Santa Barbara on June 15, 1846. 1846, May 26 - 30. (61 pieces) (MR 13)


Several documents and bills


Several documents and bills concerning the building and repair of Colton Hall, California's Constitution Hall. 1847 - 1850 (MR 29, 102, 226, 336, 400)


ROACH, Philip A.


To Common Council of Monterey. Letters from the Mayor containing his recommendations to the council regarding the need for defining the boundaries of the newly constituted city of Monterey, the sale of vacant lands, efforts to be made to have Monterey designated as the capital of California, need for building a wharf, etc. 1850, April 10 & 27. (MR 330)


MONTEREY (Calif.). Residents.


Petition addressed to the Common Council requesting that an appropiation be made to defray the expenses of suitably celebrating the 4th of July. Document containing 23 signatures, dated June 6, 1850. (MR 282)