'Provisional' Arrieta issues

Durango ArrietaSan Jose de la Boca

Recently a typewritten five peso voucher from San José de la Boca in the northwest of the state, dated 22 October 1914, and supposedly signed by Arrieta and Juan B. Fuentes, has appeared. This is a companion to the ten peso voucher that was already listed in catalogs.

Date on notes   Series from to total
number
total
value
 
22 October 1914    $5           includes number 558
$10            

 

These were a local issue and not acknowleged by Arrieta in his later listing.

The other 'provisional' issues comprises notes with legends referring to both Topia, in the northeastern Sierra Madre, and Durango. They consist of a $1 from Topia and a $5 and $10 from Durango dated December 1914 and another $1 from Topia and $5 and $10 (two types) from Durango dated March 1915.

All are very primitive, with simple typefaces, handwritten numbers and a ‘Gobierno Constitucionalista’ validating seal on a blank back. They carry the names of Arrieta, as governor, and Juan B. Fuentes, as secretary. Some values have the letter ‘S. B.’ , ‘S.C.” or ‘S.D.’ which suggests at least four S[eries] ( -, B, C, D). Possible reasons for these makeshift issues are a failure of the Guadalajara firm to deliver, or to the primitive resources some of Arrieta’s supporters found at their disposal.

Topia

Date on notes   Series from to total
number
total
value
 
December 1914 $1           includes number 1548
March 1915 $1 SB         includes number 16641CNBanxico #4062

 

On 26 November 1915 Epifanio Hernández wrote from Mexico City to governor Mariano Arrieta asking him to exchange $5,000 in vales issued by Domingo Arrieta in TopiaADUR, Fondo Secretaria General de Gobierno (Siglo XX), Sección 6 Gobierno, Serie 6.7 Correspondencia, caja 7, nombre 57. On 3 December Mariano Arrieta told Hernández that he could not do anything and Hernández should apply to Domingo Arrieta, in MonterreyADUR, Libro Copiador 303, Telegramas 23 April 1915 - 10 April 1916, p372. On 4 December Secretario Interino F. Castaños wrote to Arrieta in Monterrey (and Saltillo) that the people of Tamazula and Santiago Papasquiaro, knowing that they had to exchange the Arrieta notes as well as the Topia boletas had come to the city to do so. He was telling Arrieta so he could sort it out when he came to DurangoADUR, Libro Copiador 303, Telegramas 23 April 1915 - 10 April 1916, p380) and likely ADUR, Fondo Secretaria General de Gobierno (Siglo XX), Sección 6 Gobierno, Serie 6.7 Correspondencia, caja 7, nombre 57.

Durango

Some notes are dated December 1914.

In a later telegram to CarranzaCEHM, Fondo XXI-4, telegram Arrieta to Carranza 13 January 1916 Arrieta acknowledged that he had issued the following amounts. These might be just the Durango notes or might include the Topia notes (above).

Date on notes   Series from to total
number
total
value
 
December 1914  $1   1 24677 24,677 $24,677  
$5   1 16,084 16,084 80,420  
          $105,097  

 

A second issue was dated March 1915.

A typo ('dsl' instead of 'del' in the title) is known.

Durango 5 SB 4198

In a later telegram to CarranzaCEHM, Fondo XXI-4, telegram Arrieta to Carranza 13 January 1916 Arrieta acknowledged that he had issued the following amounts:

Date on notes   Series from to total
number
total
value
 
March 1915     $1 SB 1 17000 17,000 $10,000  
$5 SB 1 23292 23,292 116,460  
$10 SA 1 10991 10,991 109,910  
SB 1 20250 20,250 202,500  
SD 2624 6221 3,579 35,970  
        $474,840  

 

So, to summarise the Durango issues:

Date on notes   Series from to total
number
total
value
 
December 1914 $5           includes number 5902
$10           includes number 112
March 1915

$1 SB          
$5 SB         includes numbers 4198CNBanxico #10925 to 19600CNBanxico #4053
SD         includes numbers 2129 to 2273CNBanxico #4052
$10 SA          
SB         includes numbers 1652CNBanxico #4055 to 14381
SC         includes numbers 03605CNBanxico #10927 to 04042CNBanxico #4054
SD         includes numbers 2890CNBanxico #4057 to 12365