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The revolution in Jalisco

On 28 September 1915 Gabriel Vargas, the Jefe de Hacienda, informed the public that low number Gobierno Provisional de México notes that had not yet been exchanged should be deposited in his officesBoletín Militar, Tomo III, Núm. 279, 29 September 1915. On 12 November Vargas’ offices received the instructions from the Tesorería General de la Nación to pay out on the deposited notes. Since many of the holders of receipts were from the poor, Vargas arranged that receipts from one to five hundred pesos would be dealt with on Mondays and Tuesday, from $501 to $5,000 on Wednesdays and Thursdays, and from $5,000 upwards on Fridays and Saturdays.El Demócrata, Guadalajara, Tomo I, Núm, 13, 13 November 1915.

On 15 December Vargas, following a multitude of complaints that people were refusing to accept the Ejército Constitucionalista if they were not restamped, reminded the public that circular núm. 48 made them of forced circulation, even if they lacked the requisite reselloEl Demócrata, Guadalajara, Tomo I, Núm. 46, 16 December 1915: Boletin Militar, 17 December 1915. The next week, following disquiet about the last circular on Chihuahua notes, he had to repeat the messageBoletin Militar, 31 December 1915. The Jefatura de Hacienda in Guadalajara accepted the Chihuahua notes that Carranza had authorised (los del Estado de Chihuahua de la emisión que autorizó el C. Primer Jefe del Ejército Constitucionalista don Venustiano Carranza) for later reimbursement until 31 December 1915Boletin Militar, 31 December 1915. On 30 December Vargas had to confirm that the Ejército Constitucionalista were valid and of forced circulationEl Demócrata, Guadalajara, Tomo I, Núm. 61, 31 December 1915).

Thus at the end of 1915 Carranza was still in theory acknowledging his government’s obligation on certain Chihuahua notes. Such notes when handed in may have been stamped in acknowledgement and this may explain some ‘Jefatura de Hacienda’ and ‘Administración de Timbre’ resellos.

Carranza later proroged the period for depositing notes and on 16 February 1916 the Jefatura de Hacienda in Guadalajara advised people that the office would stay open until new instructions were receivedBoletin Militar, 16 February 1916.