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Finding aid of the Jose Antonio Buelna Petitions C057739
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A petition to Spanish Governor Diego de Borica in Monterey, from Jose Antonio Buelna in San Jose, dated July 2, 1797, asking the governor to restore lands owned by Pedro Romero to his widow, whose name is assumed to be Mercedad. In the petition, Buelna acknowledges the concern that Romero’s son, Varon, is too young to manage the land, and anticipates that others will try to involve themselves in the matter. A notation at the left is a reply by Diego de Borica granting Mercedad the ability to act as overseer of the land and for her and her son to convert it or sell it as they see fit. The folder also contains a transcription in Spanish and an English translation of the document.
Jose Antonio Buelna (1754—1821) was a disabled soldier who lived in the town of San Josef del Guadalupe (modern-day San Jose, California) in 1797.
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