Letters, legal documents, land papers, accounts, proclamations, etc., relating
primarily to Avila's position as alcalde and as juez at San Luis Obispo and to his claims for extensions
to his grant of Rancho San Miguelito.
Miguel Avila, born at Santa Barbara, in 1796, son of José de Santa Ana Avila,
was educated in San Francisco. He later served as a copyist at Monterey. Enlisting in the army, in the
Monterey Company in 1816, by 1824 he was corporal of the troops at San Luis Obispo. He was alcalde at
San Luis Obispo in 1849, and was a grantee of Rancho San Miguelito. He died in 1874.
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