1835-09-29: Governor Figueroa died of apoplectic stroke

September 29, 1835 – Governor José Figueroa, born in 1792, died of apoplexy. "His demise initiated a decade of chaos unprecedented even in California's turbulent past."

Fink, Augusta. Monterey: The Presence of the Past. San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 1972. p. 70

http://elibrary.unm.edu/oanm/NmU/nmu1%23mss611bc/nmu1%23mss611bc_m9.html

In his August 9, 1834 proclamation, he had begun the process of secularization and dispersement of the mission properties by granting many ranchos to Californians.

http://www.answers.com/topic/mariano-guadalupe-vallejo
http://www.mchsmuseum.com/secularization.html
http://history.acusd.edu/gen/OTSD/briefhistory.html

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