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Guide to the Bennet Riley Papers, 1849
BANC MSS C-A 118  
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volume Vol. 1

Riley, Bennet


Appointment of Elisha Oscar Crosby, Prefect for Sacramento. Sept. 27, 1849


Proclamation to the people of California, Oct. 12, 1849. Re submitting new constitution to vote (photocopy in v.2)


Proclamation designating Thanksgiving day. Oct. 24, 1849


Proclamation re ratification of constitution, Dec. 12, 1849 (duplicate copy in v. 2)


Proclamation in which Riley tenders his resignation. Dec. 20, 1849


Pico, Antonio María


Petition that absence on official business not jeopardize his title to rancho El Pescadero. With signed order by Riley. Dec. 4, 1849

volume Vol. 2

Riley, Bennet


Proclamation, in Spanish, calling for election of delegates to constitutional convention (incomplete) June 3,1849


Proclamation to people of San Francisco re usurpation of civil powers. June 4, 1849 (photocopy only)


Proclamation naming Hopeful Toler notary public and translator for San Francisco. Aug. 13, 1849


Letter to Joseph Hooker, defending actions as Governor of California. Aug. 30, 1849


Letter to Financial Committee of Constitutional Convention, Sept. 19, 1849


Letter to Prefect of San Luis Obispo, announcing election of Pablo de la Guerra as representative to the Senate, Nov. 20, 1849 (copy, in Spanish)