A Compilation of Spanish and Mexican Law

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General Books LLC, 2009 - 608 pages
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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1851. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... Art. 11. The government expects, from your zeal, that you will be diligent in your commission, collect all kinds of information, and make the necessary observations for the formation of the police regulations which were promised in those of the 17th already cited. APPENDIX No. 18. Regulation* of Governor Alvarado respecting the missions of California, obligations of the mayordomos, inspectors, $c, dated March 1, 1840. Experience having proved in an undoubted manner that the missions of Upper California, for want of regulations organizing the management of the persons in charge of them, have in a short time suffered reverses and losses of great moment, the many abuses which were found to exist in the administration of the property of said missions obliged this government to issue the regulation of 17th January last year; but as it has been found that those have not been sufficient to root out the evils which are experienced, particularly on account of the high salaries with which the establishments are burdened, and which they cannot support, and being desirous to establish economy and a regular administration until the supreme government determine what it may deem proper, I publish the present regulations, which are to be strictly observed: Article 1. The situations of administrators in the missions of Upper California are abolished, and in their stead mayordomos are established. Art. 2. These mayordomos will receive the following salaries: Those of San Diego and San Juan Capistrano, $180; those of Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, San Francisco do Asis, and San Rafael, $240; those of San Buenaventura, la Purissima, San Miguel, and San Antonio, $300; those of San Fernando and Santa Frues, $400; those of San Luis Rey and San Gabriel, $420: the one of ...

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