Carlos Antonio Carrillo (1783-1852). Governor of Alta California from 1837-1838.
Herbert Ingram Priestly (1875-1944). Born in Michigan, he moved to California. Received his Bachelor of Philosophy and Master of Arts from the University of Southern California. Priestly obtained his Ph. D. from University of California, Berkeley and became a Professor there in 1923
650 copies. Translated and edited by Herbert Ingram Priestly. Art work by William F. Rauschnabel. Ornamental chapter headings. Approximately 35 pages. Reprint of 1831 pamphlet on California.
The Pius Fund was money donated to support the Jesuit missions of California. It was established in 1697 and administered by the Jesuits. In 1768, the Jesuits were expelled from Spanish territories and the fund was then administered by the Spanish Crown. In 1821 the fund was administered by the Government of Mexico. In the 1830s, the government considered confiscation of Church property and the Pius Fund. Carrillo opposed this move and laid out his reasons in a pamphlet that was published in 1831.