Private issues ( San José del Cabo)

In November 1914 Teniente Gabino Manzilla, Jefe del Destacamento in San José del Cabo stated that from 18 November local businesses were authorised to issue 'boletos' of 5c, 10c, 20c, 50c and one peso. These should have the stamp or signature on one side and in the centre the stamp of the Subprefectura Política, where the business should deposit a sum equivalent to the issueABCS, Gobernación, vol. 642, exp. 150.

According to receiptsABCS, Gobernación, vol. 642, exp. 150

Issuer Date Amount
Guadalupe R. Montaño   27 November $100.00
30 November 15.00
6 December  160.00

On 4 April 1915 San José del Cabo reported that merchants had the followingABCS, Gobernación, vol. 648, exp. 106:

Roberto Fiol 5c to 50c $300.00
Yee Sang 5c to 50c 200.00
John Cozzulo 5c to 50c 24.00
Arturo Conseco 5c to 50c 260.00
Santiago Ceseña 5c to 50c 100.00
Eduardo Monet 5c to 50c 80.00
Manuel Galindo 5c to 50c 40.00
    $1,004.00

Refers to previous local vales?

On 5 April Ortega sent a circular to the Presidente Municipales of Mulegé and Comundú and the Alcalde Municipal of Santa Rosalía that in accordance with the agreement of 31 March businesses could give change in the same money as the purchaser used or with vales issued by the various casas comerciales, on the understanding that the casas informed the Jefatura of the amounts issuedABCS, 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 merchant neededABCS, Gobernación, vol. 648, exp. 106. On 12 April San José del Cabo repliedABCS, Gobernación, vol. 648, exp. 106

  Number Value Total  
Antonio Canseco    500 5c $25.00 300.00
500 10c 50.00
500 20c 100.00
250 50c 125.00
Roberto FiolRoberto Fiol was the owner of the Casa Alemana    500 5c 25.00    425.00
500 10c 50.00
500 20c 100.00
500 50c 250.00
John Cozzulo Cozzulo was an Austrian       5c    50.00
  10c  
  20c  
  50c  
Yee Sang      5c   50.00
  10c  
  20c  
  50c  
Manuel Galindo      5c   25.00
  10c  
  20c  
  50c  
        $850.00


On 25 April Subprefecto Pólitico E R Encinas reminded La Paz of its message of 12 AprilABCS, Gobernación, vol. 642, exp. 150 and Ortega replied the next day that he would send the vales within two daysABCS, Gobernación, vol. 648, exp. 106.

On 2 May the Jefatura Política sent San José del Cabo a total of $452.20 in vales.It could not send the total amount requested as it did not have enough special paperABCS, Gobernación, vol. 642, exp. 150. They were distributed as

Arturo Canseco $163.25 $452.15ABCS, Gobernación, vol. 642, exp. 150 E. R. Encino, Subprefecto Político, to Secretario de Gobierno, 9 May 1915
Roberto Fiol  163.50
John Cozzulo 50.05
Yee Sang 50.00
Manuel Galindo 25.35

On 4 May the Subprefecto Político, E. R. Encino, reminded Ortega of the lack of small changeABCS, Gobernación, vol. 642, exp. 150

On 20 May the government printing office (Imprenta del Gobierno) sent details of the vales it had printed. They included for San José del CaboABCS, Gobernación, vol. 642, exp. 150 letter F M González, Director to Secretario of Jefatura Política, 20 May 1915

Arturo Canseco $163.25  
Roberto Fiol  163.50  
John Cozzulo 50.05  
Yee Sang 50.00  
Manuel Galindo 25.00 $451.80


The catalogues record but do not illustrate a 5c and 10c note from Arturo Canseco and a 5c note from Roberto Fiol.