Item #9044 Pair of Manuscript Documents For Debts Owed to a Monterey, California Man in the 1850s

Pair of Manuscript Documents For Debts Owed to a Monterey, California Man in the 1850s

Monterey, California: 1851 and 1858. Quartos, two leaves of ruled blue paper, handwritten on both sides and signed by Rafael Sanchez (1807-65), one dated November 20, 1851, the other dated March 31, 1858. Sanchez was born in Mexico City and came to California in 1842 as secretary to Governor Manuel Micheltorena. Governor Pio Pico granted Sanchez the eleven square league Rancho San Lorenzo, located in present day San Benito and Monterey counties. The 1851 document lists payments received by Sanchez while living in Monterey, California, mostly for legal services. Among those rendering payment are many prominent early California names, including Hartnell, Larkin, Pacheco, Munras, Cooper, Malarin, and Micheltorena. The 1858 document is an account of debts owed to Sanchez by Manuel Castro y Pico, a Monterey resident and relative of the governor. In very good condition with old collection stamp to both sides of 1851 document and to recto of 1858 document, mild toning to paper, folding creases. Item #9044

Price: $500.00

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