1836-01-02: Nicolas Gutierrez becomes Governor ad interim of Alta California

"[Mariano] Chico, in leaving California, turned over the command, civil and military to Lieutenant Colonel Nicolas Gutierrez, who became governor ad interim. The diputacion resented this, believing the control should have been left with them.

In 1836 the Californians of the north rose in revolt and headed by Juan Bautista Alvarado, a young Californian of marked ability, drove Gutierrez from the country."


The Beginnings of San Francisco, Chapter X1: Spanish Administration, 1769-1846

Eldredge, Zoeth Skinner. The Beginnings of San Francisco. c 1912 San Francisco, Printed by John C. Rankin Company, NY


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