Consignment of provisional Estado de Sonora issue

Records exists for the receipt of the following consignments from the printersAGHES, Fondo Oficialidad Mayor, tomo 2993; El Estado de Sonora, 23 September 1913:

DateNumber SeriesfromtoValue
11 September 1913 40,000 25c   1 40000 10,000
40,000 50c   1 40000 20,000
15,000 $5   1 15000 75,000
13 September 7,500 $10   1 7500 75,000
19 September 20,000 $1   1 20000 20,000
21 October 6,000 $10 2 1 6000 60,000
22 October 40,000 25c 2 1 40000 10,000
40,000 50c 2 1 40000 20,000
1,500 $10 2 6001 7500 15,000
24 October 2,000 $5 2 1 2000 10,000
29 October 5,000 $5 2 2001 7000 25,000
1 November 2,000 $5 2 7001 9000 10,000
5 November 5,000 $5 2 9001 14000 25,000
8 November 1,000 $5 2 14001 15000 5,000
18,000 50c 3 1 18000 9,000
600 $10 3 1 600 6,000
12 November 2,000 $10 3 601 2600 20,000
29 November 40,000 25c 3 1 40000 10,000
22,000 50c 3 18001 40000 11,000
             
25 February 1914 40,000 25c 4 1 40000 10,000
40,000 50c 4 1 40000 20,000
100,000 5c   1 100000 5,000
50,000 10c   1 50000 5,000
4 March 20,000 $1 2 1 20000 20,000
14 March 4,900 $10 3 2601 7500 49,000
31 August 20,000 $1 3 1 20000 20,000
20,000 $1 4 1 20000 20,000

 

By 14 March 1914 most of these notes had been delivered to the Tesorería General, but $40,000 in third and fourth series $1, $150,000 in third and fourth series $5 and $75,000 in fourth series $10 notes still remained in the Secretaría de HaciendaAGHES, Fondo Oficialidad Mayor, tomo 2993. Since these last $5 and $10 notes had the extra signature of Interventor Astiazarán they must have been issued after his appointment on 24 September 1914.

When Luis Sotomayor handed over responsibility for the Tesorería General to Jesús Ramos in December 1914 he included three packets of notes, $5 Series 4, 11101 to 15000, worth $19,500 that he had yet to sign. As they all had Interventor Astiazarán’ signature, it was agreed that Sotomayor should sign themAGHES, Fondo Oficialidad Mayor, tomo 2991, handover folder, 15 – 22 December 1914.

Also, when Luis Sotomayor handed over responsibility for the Tesorería General to Jesús Ramos there were $21,458.45 in mutilated notes (all Estado de Sonora except for the odd $40 or $50 in Chihuahua notes) in eleven strongboxesAGHES, Fondo Oficialidad Mayor, tomo 2991, handover folder, 15 – 22 December 1914.

Onward distribution

We have various references to their introduction.

The notes are recorded as appearing in Cananea on Thursday, 4 September (Douglas Daily Dispatch, 6 September 1913).

On 17 September the Mayor of Agua Prieta, Belisario García, was complaining that the Comisario de Policiá, among others, was refusing to accept the notes, the Comisario claiming that that the signature was not authenticAGHES, Fondo Oficialidad Mayor, tomo 2971, telegram Belisario García, Agua Prieta, to Maytorena, 17 September 1913but the Comisario denied this, sayig that only one Chinaman had asked for information and been told that their circulation was compulsoryAGHES, Fondo Oficialidad Mayor, tomo 2971, telegram J. M. Aguirre, Comisario, Agua Prieta, to Maytorena, 17 September 1913.

By 16 September the notes had reached NogalesDouglas Daily Dispatch, 17 September 1913. But the next day A. C. Villaseñor, Prefecto at Nogales, was asking when they would receive notesAGHES, Fondo Oficialidad Mayor, tomo 2971, telegram Villaseñor, Nogales, to Maytorena, 17 September 1913 and on 26 September complained that they still had not arrivedAGHES, Fondo Oficialidad Mayor, tomo 2971, telegram Villaseñor, Nogales, to Juan Sánchez Azcona, Hermosillo, 26 September 1913. Sánchez Azcona promised $1 notes, which were what was left, by the next trainAGHES, Fondo Oficialidad Mayor, tomo 2971, telegram J. Sánchez Azcona, Hermosillo to Villaseñor, Nogales, 26 September 1913.

Earlier, on 20 September $1,500 in 25c notes was sent to Nogales by the next post{AGHES, Fondo Oficialidad Mayor, tomo 2971 telegram Maytorena, Hermosillo, to A. C. Villaseñor, Nogales, 20 September 1913.

Maytorena was in Navojoa on 17 January 1914. The Presidente Municipal there told him that there was no fractional currency so the hacendados could not pay their peones. He wanted 25c and 50c notesAGHES, Fondo Oficialidad Mayor, tomo 2993 Maytorena, Navojoa to Randall, Hermosillo, 17 January 1914 but Randall replied that the Tesorería General had none, as they were all in circulation footnote}AGHES, Fondo Oficialidad Mayor, tomo 2993 Randall, Hermosillo, to Maytorena, San Blas, 18 January 1914. On 21 July 1914 Maytorena wrote from Guaymas asking if he could have $1,000 in small notes (5c to 50c)AGHES, Fondo Oficial Mayor, tomo 2993, telegram Maytorena, Guaymas, 21 July 1914 but Sotomayor replied that he could let him have $1 notes, but he only had about $500 in 25c and 50c notes and no 5c or 10c notes (which were very scarce in the market) AGHES, Fondo Oficial Mayor, tomo 2993 Sotomayor, Tesorero General Interino, Hermosillo, to Maytorena, Guaymas, 23 July 1914.