Other Misantla issues
The Constitutionalists arrived at Misantla on 30 July 1914 and after five days of fighting drove out the Huertistas. In late May 1915 the town was taken by Zapatistas of the Ejército Liberador and Manuel Armenta established a Zapatista government in Misantla. The Carrancistas then retook the town on 10 July and held it until the commander, General Rojas, was transferred to Teziutlán, Puebla, on 24 August. The rebels returned under the command of the Generals Lucio Alonso y Zeferino Rodríguez, Capitán Julio Palacios and pagador Manuel Riviello Gil, and expropiated the tesorerías municipales and forced loans from Douglas Weatherton and David Carlos Brandon (below). The Carrancistas returned on 8 September.
Because of the shortage of small change the authorities permitted hacendados to issue vales and cheques al portador to pay wages and meet their obligations. These notes were readily accepted by businesses without problems until the Constitutionalist government prohibited them and insisted on the national currency.
Hacienda La Lima
The hacienda is 7 kilometres south-east of Misantla. In 1914 it was owned by the sons of Perfecto Acosta, the Acosta Hermanos (hence the monogram ‘HA’).
The notes are dated 31 March 1914 and the revenue stamps on the back are dated 14 September (50c) and 30 September ($1). the text states that they are guaranteed by a deposit held by the casa Isauro Luna (En la casa del Sr. Isauro Luna queda depositada la cantidad necesaria para el pago de estos vales.)
D. C. Brandon
|50c||includes number 1721|
|$2||includes numbers 3093CNBanxico #12550 to 3744|
The beneficio de café “El Dinamo” is located in the southeast of the city of Misantla at the end of calle Ing. Cánovas.
David Carlos Brandon was born in Lewisburg, Tennessee on 23 August 1872 and emigrated to Mexico at the beginning of the 20th century. He acquired various properties, mostly coffee plantations, including El Dinamo, Miramar, La Púrisima and Torrecillas, bought from Douglas Weatherston, who also owned the Hacienda Miramar.
He issued a series of notes (50c, $1 and $2) to a similar design as Hacienda Miramar, dated 20 May 1914.
Finca “El Renacimiento”
|series||date on note||to||from||total
|50c||B||21 May 1914||includes number 835CNBanxico #12298 to 947|
|20 September 1914|
|$1||A||21 May 1914||includes number 444|
All are signed by Julian Maricalva and some have revenue stamps cancelled by an oval handstamp of JULIAN MARICALVA. Julián Maricalva was a Spanish priest, in charge of the Iglesia Santa María de la Asunción, Misantla, from 4 March 1908 until 28 July 1913 before he saw the dark.
According to Manuel Muslera MusleraManuel Muslera Muslera, Misantla Otros Billetes, 2019 the finca “El Renacimiento” cannot be definitively located but it is known that it was a holding of about 70 hectares to the south of Misantla in the direction of Mohonera y Banco and dedicated to the production of coffee.
Antonio Galvan y López
According to Manuel Muslera Muslera Antonio Galvan López was from La Unión, in Juchique de Ferrer, a town 30 kilometres south-east of Misantla.
We know of an issued 50c note.
Plan de las Hayas is about 40 kilometres south-east of Misantla.
|$2||includes number 0180CNBanxico #12297|
Roberto G. Levet
This restaurant owner (restaurante, cantina y billares) issued a 20c note.