California Granted Representation in Mexican Congress, 1835
129. [CALIFORNIA]. MEXICO (Republic). PRESIDENTE INTERINO (Miguel Barragán). [Presidential decree announced by the Secretary of State, Department of the Interior, extending to Alta and Baja California representation in Mexican Congress, heading at top] Primera Secretaría del Estado. Departamento del Interior. [commencing] El Exmo Sr. Presidente interino de la República Mexicana, se ha servido dirigirme el decreto que sigue “Los Diputados de la alta y baja California tendrán voz y voto en el actual Congreso, en la formacion de leyes y decretos....” [at end] Palacio del gobierno nacional en México à 26 de Octubre de 1835.-Miguel Barragán.-A. D. Manuel Diez de Bonilla. 1 p., folio. Fine.
This decree and the earlier one of May 23, 1835 (naming Los Angeles capital of Alta California and upgrading it from town to city), were due to the good efforts of Carlos Antonio Carrillo, the deputy from California to the Mexican Congress and author of the Exposición of 1831 (Zamorano 80 #15). The present decree states that deputies from Upper and Lower California will have a voice and a vote in the making of laws and decrees in the Mexican Congress and names the following as members of the California deputation: José Manuel Moreno (president), José R. Malo (secretary), and Atenógenes Castillero (secretary).
President interim Miguel Barragán replaced Santa Anna in the presidency in January 1835 on an interim basis, suppressed anti-Santa Anna sentiment in Guerrero, and took measures to help widows and poor people, partly out of his own pocket. ($400-800)
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