Record núm. 71 on issue of $20, Series D, Comisión Reguladora notes, Mérida, 26 February 1915 (English translation)
CERTIFIED COPY OF THE NOTARIAL RECORD NO. 71 RELATIVE TO THE ISSUE OF THE 20-PESO CHECKS OF THE COMISION REGULADORA DEL MERCADO DE HENEQUEN.
Number seventy-one: In the city of Merida, capital of the state of Yucatan, United States of Mexico, on the first of the month of March of the year nineteen hundred and fifteen, before me, Licentiate Domingo Berny Diego, supernumerary notary public of the department of Merida, acting on account of leave of absence granted to the proprietary Licentiate Jesus Palma y Palma, and in the presence of the instrumental witnesses, Messrs. Alberto Escalante Gonzalez, twenty-five years old, residing in the house number five hundred and eighty-nine of the sixtieth street, and Carlos Patron Sosa, twenty-four years old, residing in the house number five hundred and fifty-nine C of the seventieth street, both single, private employees, known to me the notary, without legal impediments and of this neighborhood and domicile, wherof I certify, appeared:
I. Mr. Tomas O. Waterland de Vignier, married, public employee, fifty-nine years old, residing in the house number four hundred and twenty-one, Sixty-first Street;
II. Mr. Ignacio Magaloni, married, public employee, fifty-four years old, residing in the house one hundred and four, Seventeenth Street of Chuminopolis;
III. Mr. Juan Cirerol, married, proprietor, sixty-five years old, residing in house number five hundred, Sixty-second Street;
IV. Mr. Pedro Guerra Jordan, married, photographer, fifty-eight years old, residing in the house number five hundred and fourteen, Sixty-third Street; and
V. Mr. Jose Maria Espinosa, married, public employee, fifty-seven years old, residing in the house number four hundred and one, Forty-seventh Street. All deponents known to me, the notary which I certify, as also that they are legally capable to bind themselves and to contract and neighbors of this city of Merida, wherein they are domiciled. The first named deponent, Mr. Tomas O. Waterland de Vignier declared: That he is acting manager of the “Comision Reguladora del Mercado de Henequen,” which being a public office he need not justify and declares: That he now exhibits a copy of Diario Oficial (Official Gazette), number five thousand two hundred and seventy-two, of January eleven, of the current year nineteen hundred and fifteen, wherein decree number fifty-seven of Eleuterio Avila, then provisional governor and military commander, is published, which decree I, the notary, certify to have before my eyes and literally reads as follows:
“Decree number 57: Eleuterio Avila, provisional governor and military commander of the State of Yucatan, to the inhabitants thereof: Be it known, that in use of the extraordinary powers wherewith I am invested by the citizen first chief of the constitutionalist army, in charge of the executive power of the nation, I have deemed it expedient to decree what follows:
“Article first. With the purpose of helping the “Comision Reguladora del Mercado de Henequen to the attainment of its object, it is (hereby) empowered to put in circulation the checks of (the denomination of) twenty pesos which on the 20th day of November, 1914, it ordered to be printed with a total value of four million pesos.
“Article second. The expressed titles will be put in circulation when the market needs so determine and in accordance with the opinion of the executive, and will be exchanged with the notes of the Comision Reguladora del Mercado de Henequen may issue in accordance with the terms of the decree of December 12, 1914, given by the citizen first chief of the constitutionalist army which empowered it to effect an issue of ten million pesos.
Article third. The checks referred to in the decree will not pay the stamp tax, and the cost of the issue will be charged to general expenses of the Comision Reguladora. On being withdrawn from circulation, the checks will be incinerated in the presence of the president, of two directors, and of the manager of said comision, making a record thereof.
Article fourth. The checks referred to bear the printed signature, in facsimile, of the president, of the manager, and of the cashier of the Comision Reguladora.
Given in the executive palace, Merida, on the eleventh of January, nineteen hundred and fifteen. Constitution and reforms. The provisional governor and military commander. E. Avila. The secretary general as interim, Alvino Acereto.
I, the notary, do certify that this transcription agrees with the original. The same Mr. Tomas O. Waterland de Vignier continues, saying: That, in accordance with what is ordered by the preceding decree herein copied, the Comision Reguladora wherof deponent is acting manager, has issued series D of the checks of said commission, of the denomination of twenty pesos each one, up to the amount of one hundred thousand checks, progressively numbered from one to one hundred thousand, which he exhibits and turns over the check marked number one to the acting notary to be attached to the appendix, and that in accordance with a resolution of the Board of the Comision Reguladora del Mercado de Henequen, said checks have the following features: Front side, background color, sepia with dark edges; on the left-hand side, the building of the executive mansion; on the right-hand side, a section of a machine for decorticating hemp and a farming peon in the moment of gathering up the fiber which falls on the receiver; and the following inscription: “Comision Reguladora del Mercado de Henequen” (Merida, Yuc.). November 20th, 1914.The general treasury of the State will pay to the bearer the sum of twenty pesos, for the account of the ‘Comision Reguladora del Mercado de Henequen.” The president: E. Avila. Fco. Rejon Tejero, cashier. Ildefonso Gutierrez, general manager. In each one of the angles of this side the number 20 is printed and in the lower side and on the right hand, number 0001; in the two angles, series D. Reverse side: Light-blue color; in the center a circle, and in the center of this circle is an engraving which represents the Chapel of the Nuns in the ruins of Chichen-Itza; on the right and left hand sides of this circle, there are two smaller semicircles; in each one of the angles of this side the number 20; in the upper and lower part, “twenty pesos,” twice on each side; and on the right and left hand sides also “twenty pesos”; between the larger circle and the right-hand semicircle is a seal which reads, “Comision Reguladora 3-6, Twenty pesos.” Mr. Ignacio Magaloni, being present doth say that he is the general treasurer of the state, which office on account of its public character he does not have to justify, and with the oral order which he received from the governor of the state to be present at this act, declares that he agrees to this issue of twenty-peso checks, and that the amount of one hundred thousand checks exhibited by Mr. Tomas O. Waterland de Vignier, series D, is the only one that appears to have been delivered to said gentleman up to this date for circulation. Mr. Juan Cirerol doth say that he is supervising member of the “Comision Reguladora del Mercado de Henequen,” which office, on account of its public character, he does not have to prove, and, as such, he states that he is in accordance with the issue of twenty-pesos checks, and that the amount of one hundred thousand checks exhibited by Mr. Waterland de Vignier, series C, is the only one that has been delivered to said gentleman up to this date for circulation, and that these checks have been printed with all the annotations determined for that purpose. Mr. Pedro Guerra Jordan doth say that the one hundred thousand checks of the denomination of twenty pesos each, exhibited by acting manager, Mr. Tomas O. Waterland de Vignier, series D, and which he has delivered up to this date, were printed in the deponent’s plant of photography and photoengraving. Mr. Jose Maria Espinosa doth say that he is the manager of the State Public Beneficence Lottery, which office he does not have to prove on account of its public character, and, as such, declares that in the printing plant of the lottery wherof he is manager, the checks exhibited by acting manager, Mr, Tomas O. Waterland de Vignier, were countersigned with the seal which appears on the reverse side of said checks, one hundred thousand checks of the denomination of twenty pesos, series D, having been sealed and delivered up to date for circulation. I, the acting notary, herein declare that I called the attention of the deponents to the convenience of immediately paying the stamp tax corresponding to this act; that previously I ascertained regarding the legal capacity of said deponents whom I informed of the legal significance and effect of the act referred to, and, after being convinced of their free will so to act, in accordance with their will and at their request, I, the undersigned notary, read to them the present record with whose terms they declared they agreed and ratify its terms, subscribing, for record, before me and the aforementioned witnesses. To the appendix of this notarial book, three documents, contained in three folios, are attached, viz. one check of the Comision Reguladora of the denomination of twenty pesos; the corresponding patent and the stamp-tax receipt which will be added. I certify … Comision Reguladora del Mercado de Henequen. T. O. Waterland de Vignier, acting manager. Ignacio Magaloni. Pedro Guerra. Jose Ma. Espinosa. Alberto Escalante G, Carlos Patron Sosa. Having received to-day the note of the stamp-tax office with the legal stamps thereon, I attach the same to the appendix on page III, and certify in Merida, on the eleventh day of the month of March, of the year nineteen hundred and fifteen. I certify, sdeal and signature, that read: Licentiate Domingo Berny Diego, notary public, department of Merida, Yucatan, Mexico. Domingo Berny Diego.
Patent: Republic of Mexico. School of Jurisprudence of the State of Yucatan. Merida, fourth series. Fees, four pesos. Decree of the twenty-four of August, 1905. Patent No. 5154. Merida. Revised. A. Monsreal Gomez. Secretary; Benito Ruz. Administrator, of the funds of Jose Millet Hubbe.
NOTE. – To the head administrator of the stamp revenue: In compliance with articles 144, 147, and 148 of the law on the matter in force, I inform you that before me a public instrument, with the following circumstances, has been signed: Public notarial office in charge of the undersigned, notary order number 71. Its date, to-day’s. Contract: Record pertaining to the issue of twenty pesos checks, series D, of the Comision Reguladora del Mercado de Henequen. Three folios of the notarial book were written. Impost quota due: Pesos, 6.00. Iin accordance with fraction 31 of the stamp-tax law in force.
Merida, March 1st, 1915. The notary, Domingo Berny Diego. The head administrator of the stamp revenue doth certify: That on this date stamps for a value of $6.00 (six pesos no cents) have been affixed and canceled by this office, in accordance with the proceeding liquidation made and presented under the responsibility of the notary who subscribes it. Merida, March 11, 1915. The accountant in charge of the main office, M. S, Fortunat.
Both these documents have a seal and signature that read: Licentiate Domingo Berny Diego, notary public, department of Merida, Yucatan, Mexico. Domingo Berny Diego.
It does so appear and is set in the notarial record number seventy-one, which I refer to. And in compliance with an order from the citizen first civil judge of this capital, according to a resolution of date twenty-first of the present month, which was transmitted to me in note number thirty-one of the same date, I issue this first copy, having used three folios in Merida, on the twenty-second day of the month of January, of year nineteen hundred and sixteen. (Signed) Domingo Berny Diego. Notarial seal as follows: Licentiate Domingo Berny Diego, notary public, department of Mexico, Yucatan, Mexico.