History of California Volume 2

History of California Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ... provinces should be represented therein and fixed the pay of deputies. Guerra, Doc. Hist. Col., MS., vii. 123-4. lfSt. Pap., Sac., MS., vi. 47. See beginning of this chapter. 15 'Presidio imperial' in May and June instead of the old form 'presidio real.' Dept. St. Pap., Ben. Mil., MS., liii. 2, 75. tend the putting in working order the new machinery of constitutional government. The mission was regarded as a delicate one requiring high and peculiar abilities, such as were believed by Iturbide with much reason to be possessed by Agustin Fernandez de San Vicente, can6nigo, or canon, of the Durango cathedral, who was selected for the position probably in April, on the 13th of which month the San Carlos was ordered to be made ready to carry him to the north. While preparations were being made, Iturbide was proclaimed emperor on May 19th, under the title of Agustin I.; but there are indications that the commission of Fernandez already made out by the regency--that is Iturbide as president of that somewhat mythical body--was not replaced by another from Iturbide as emperor,16 an omission that might have had serious results had the mission been as delicate as it was supposed to be. The commissioner was to proceed first to Loreto, where no opposition to the new regime was anticipated; and thence by sea to Monterey, respecting the political attitude of whose inhabitants the greatest apprehensions were felt, where the utmost precautions were to be taken to keep the San Cdrlos from falling into the hands of foes, and where the can6nigo was to find a field for his diplomatic talents. The instructions of Ulloa, comandante at San Bias, to Narvaez, commander of the San Cdrlos, were dated June 9th and the vessel sailed probably on the 13th.17 Let us...show more

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  • United States
  • English
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  • 9781236670199