Private issues (Santiago and Todos Santos)

Santiago

On 8 April 1915 Alfonso J. Cota of Santiago reported that he was going to issue $40 in vales and Ortega replied that he had already arranged to send printed valesABCS, Gobernación, vol. 648, exp. 106.

On 10 April Ortega asked the Presidentes Municipales of Todos Santos, Santiago, San José del Cabo and  El Triunfo what quantities of vales for 5c, 10, 20c and 50c each businessman neededABCS, Gobernación, vol. 648, exp. 106.

Todos Santos

On 17 February 1915 Valente Salgado, the interim Presidente Municipal of Todos Santos, wrote to La Paz that businesses wanted to issue vales for 5c and 10c, guaranteed by funds deposited in the Tesorería. The same day the General Brigadier Félix Ortega, Jefe Político y Militar, replied that they would soon send the vales, on the understanding that they should be backed up by a deposit in the TesoreríaABCS, Gobernación, vol. 642, exp. 150.

On 10 April Ortega asked the Presidentes Municipales of Todos Santos, Santiago, San José del Cabo and  El Triunfo what quantities of vales for 5c, 10, 20c and 50c each businessman neededABCS, Gobernación, vol. 648, exp. 106. Todos Santos replied

Antonio María Cota $200.00  
Ramón Salgado 100.00  
Jesús Amador  200.00  
Antonio R Cota  100.00  
Valente Salgado 70.00  
Merced Salgado 50.00  
Galbino Pérez 50.00  
Ramón Wong  50.00 $820.00ABCS, Gobernación, vol. 648, exp. 106


On 28 April the Presidente Municipal of Todos Santos, Enrique R. Cota , reported that  all the previous Jefatura Política vales had been collected by businesses to exchange for bonos and that purely local vales, with the stamps of the merchant and of the ayuntamiento were being used. The quantities issued wereABCS, Gobernación, vol. 642, exp. 150

  Number Value Total  
José G. Villarino 80 50c $40.00 $40.00
Antonio Maria Cota 30 5c 1.50 35.50
30 10c 3.00
30 20c 6.00
50 50c 25.00
Ramón Fuong 40 5c 2.00 50.00
40 10c 4.00
40 20c 8.00
72 50c 36.00
Julio Salgado    100 5c 5.00  37.50
100 10c 10.00
50 20c 10.00
25 50c 12.50
Jesús Amador  30 10c 3.00 25.00
44 50c 22.00
Felix Rochin    16 5c 0.80 16.80
20 10c 2.00
10 20c 2.00
24 50c 12.00


On 2 May La Paz sent Todos Santos $400 in vales that it had printed for various merchantsABCS, Gobernación, vol. 642, exp. 150.

On 7 May the Presidente Municipal was told that, as some of these same merchants have already made definitive issues of fractional paper money and enough time had elapsed for it to be provided by all those who need it, these provisional vales should be withdrawnABCS, Gobernación, vol. 642, exp. 150. On 14 May the Presidente Municipal, Enrique R Cota, replied that they had been distributed to the various partiesABCS, Gobernación, vol. 642, exp. 150.

On 20 May the government printing office (Imprenta del Gobierno) sent details of the vales it had printedABCS, Gobernación, vol. 642, exp. 150 letter F M González, Director to Secretario of Jefatura Política, 20 May 1915. They included for Todos Santos and El Pescadero

Issuer Amount
Rosario Salgado $500.00
Jesús Amador 200.00
Antonio R. Cota 100.00
Román Salgado 100.00
Valente Salgado 70.00
Merced Salgado 50.00
Balbino Pérez 50.00


On 21 January 1916 J. Ramón Wong wrote to Angulo from Todos Santos that he had had printed 100 pesos in fractional currency, banco(?), and asked if he could put them into circulation. He would guarantee their value ABCS, Gobernación, vol. 658 2/2, exp.190. Angulo told him to ask the local Presidente Municipal to make a decision ABCS, Gobernación, vol. 658 2/2, exp.190.

The same day  the Presidente Municipal, V. Rochín, reported that Felix G. Rochín and Enrique M. Estrada had asked him to authorize $150 in vales of 20c and 50c, with his office’s sea ABCS, Gobernación, vol. 658 2/2, exp.190. He was told he could allow them, as long as they were guaranteed ABCS, Gobernación, vol. 658 2/2, exp.190.

The catalogues list but do not illustrate a 5c note from Herederos Vizcaino in Todos Santos.