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Consignments of Norris Peters notes

The following is an incomplete reconstruction of the consignments from Navarro in Washington to the Agencia Comercial y FinancieraThe Agencia was established by Villa in February 1914, with Lazaro de la Garza as its head, to support the financial needs of the Villista army (LG papers, 1-H-1, Villa, Ciudad Juárez, to L. de la Garza, Ciudad Juárez, 10 February 1914). Ignacio Perchez Enríquez took over from de la Garza on 17 July (LG papers, 1-H-28 letter Villa, Ciudad Juárez, to L. de la Garza, Ciudad Juárez, 17 July 1914)., in Ciudad Juárez, care of the Rio Grande Valley Bank & Trust, El Paso.

At first the team used Adams Express, but later moved to Wells Fargo. The date is from the consignment notes: this sometimes differs, by a day, from that given in Navarro's telegrams and reports. Where there were a number of trunks (petacas) in a consignments the number of note in each trunk has been assumed to be pro-rata.

On    U. S. Secretary of State, William Jennings Bryan, asked Adams and Wells Fargo for a detailed breakdown of the shipments that they had madeLG papers, 6-E-47, letter Navarro, Washington to L. de la Garza, El Paso, 5 March 1915, as part of an investigation into the legality of such shipments. The companies reported on shipments between 12 April 1914 and 8 February 1915 and these can be checked against other sourcesOn 11 February Wells Fargo reported that the company had handled nineteen shipments between 17 November 1914 and 8 February 1915 with a total face value of 103,223,250 pesos. Before that date there had been a number of shipments through the Adams Express Company (SD papers, 812.515/35, Charles W. Stockton, Wells Fargo, New York, to Secretary of State, Washington, 11 February 1815{/footnote). From the table below it can be seen that the actual total face value was $95,545,450 ( shipped on twenty-one different dates), a shortfall of $7,677,800, though a different (erroneous) face value might have been declared on some of the dockets. On 6 March the Adams Express Company reported that between 12 April and 11 November 1914 it had shipped incomplete currency of the face value of 121,200,000 pesos (SD papers, 812.515/36, Adams Express Company, Washington, to Robert Lansing, Counselor for the Secretary of State, Washington, 6 March 1915). From the table below the actual face value of Norris Peters notes was $16,000,000 so the rest will have been Ejército Constitucionalista notes.

The team in Washington provided quotes for insurance and were told to send the notes as merchandise and insured at 2-5% of their value, but Norris Peters advised sending them as currency, as otherwise any payout would not cover the cost of paper and printing. The express company also wanted a guarantee from one of the El Paso banks. Navarro asked for a decisionLG papers, 6-A-9, telegram Navarro, Washington, to I. Perches Enriquez, El Paso. 21 August 1914 but did not receive any instructions until 26 August, whereupon, with the help of Babson, vice-president of Norris Peters, they started consignments. By 1 September they still had not received any instructions about insurance, so sent the consignments as currencyLG papers, 6-A-21, report Navarro, Washington, to L. de la Garza, El Paso, 1 September 1914.

On 21 December 1914 de la Garza reported that he had arranged with C. A. Townsend, the Wells Fargo agent in El Paso, to ship the notes as currency at 10c rather than 15cLG papers, 6-C-63, telegram de la Garza, El Paso to Navarro, Washington, 21 December 1914. Otherwise, he should hip as merchandise at 10cLG papers, 6-C-72, telegram e la Garza, El Paso to Navarro, Washington, 26 December 1914. However Navarro had difficulties with the Wells Fargo agency in Washington and asked de la Garza to arrange something LG papers, 6-C-55, telegram Navarro, Washington to de la Garza, El Paso, 28 December 1914: LG papers, 6-C-78, letter Navarro, Washington to de la Garza, El Paso, 30 December 1914. Well Fargo also demanded that they use steel strongboxes instead of trunks, which would have increased the number and weight of shipments, LG papers, 6-C-78, letter Navarro, Washington, to L. de la Garza, El Paso. 30 December 1914,: 6-D-15, telegram Navarro, Washington, to L. de la Garza, El Paso, 9 January 1915 but de la Garza agreed with Townsend on trunksLG papers, 6-D-19, telegram de la Garza, El Paso to Navarro, Washington, 9 January 1915. Wells Fargo raised the matter again in March, with the final consignmentsLG papers, 6-E-56, telegram Navarro, Washington, to L. de la Garza, El Paso, 20 March 1915: 6-E-58, telegram L. de la Garza, El Paso, to Navarro, Washington, 20 March 195.

Consignment note

Serial number

Date

trunk

No

Declared value in dollars

Declared total in pesos

Number

Series

from

to

Total value

1914
27 August



$5 400,000 C 200001 600000 2,000,000
29 August



$50 30,000 F 15001 45000 1,500,000
1 September



$20 75,000 E 37501 112500 1,500,000
10 September

1


$1 720,000 A 750001 1470000 720,000
2


3


4


5


6


7


30 Septembersent via Adams Express (LG papers, 6-A-42, telegram Navarro, Washington, to Luis Gaxiola, Ciudad Juárez. 30 September 1914). De la Garza told Villa that the last shipment, on 30 September, was 2,880,000 (pesos or notes). (LG papers, 1-F-108, telegram de la Garza, New York, to Villa, Chihuahua, 30 September 1914)  
1


50c 1,000,000 U 500001 1500000 500,000
2


3


4


5


6


7


$1
780,000
A
1470001
2250000
780,000
8


9


10


11



$10
300,00
D
150001
450000
3,000,000
12


23 OctoberOn 21 October Navarro told de la Garza “HAD TO REFUSE ALL FIFTYS ACCOUNT NO GOOD WILL FINISH THEM TOMORROW” but we have no other details (LG papers, 6-B-15, telegram Navarro, Washington,  to L. de la Garza, El Paso, 21 October 1914) 1


$50 30,000 F 45001 75000 1,500,000
26 OctoberOn 9 November de la Garza told Villa that the Express office in El Paso was holding the consignments received since 26 October as they had not been paid and wanted payment in advance for future consignments (LG papers, 1-F-118 telegram L. de la Garza, Torreón, to Villa, Guadalupe, 9 November 1914). By 16 November de la Garza had paid some of this account and guaranteed the rest (LG papers, 1-F-121telegram L. de la Garza, Ciudad Juárez, to Villa, Lagos. 16 November 1914
1


$20 75,000 E 112501 187500 1,500,000
10 November
1 2262 225,000
$10
D 450001 600000 1,500,000
11 November10 November according to Navarro’s telegram (LG papers, 6-B-35:, telegram Navarro, Washington, to Hipolito Villa, Ciudad Juárez. 10 November 1914) 1 2265 225,000
$10
D 600001 750000 1,500,000
17 NovemberSent via Wells Fargo (LG papers, 6-B-57. telegram Navarro, Washington, , to Hipolito Villa, Ciudad Juárez, 17 November 1914) 1
300,000
$5 400,000 C 600001 700000 500,000
2

C 700001 800000 500,000
3

C 800001 900000 500,000
4

C 900001 1000000 500,000
21 November
1
72,000
$1 480,000 A 2250001 2370000 120,000
2

A 2370001 2490000 120,000
3

A 2490001 2610000 120,000
4

A 2610001 2730000 120,000
23 November
1
54,000
$1 360,000 A 2730001 2850000 120,000
2

A 2850001 2970000 120,000
3

A 2970001 3090000 120,000
28 Novemberalternatively, 27 November (LG papers, 6-C-28, Navarro, Washington, to Luis Gaxiola, El Paso, 9 December 1914). There was a slight holdup of five or six days when the Agencia told the printers to send directly to the Express office rather than care of the Rio Grande Bank and the printers, without the bank’s guarantee, asked for payment in advance. However, it was agreed to continue dispatching care of the bank and the $6,000,000 being held up was released (LG papers, 1-I-20: letter L. de la Garza, El Paso, to Villa, Cuartel General. 28 November 1914). 1 11474 - 12140
180,000
$5
C 1000001 1120000 600,000
2

C 1120001 1240000 600,000
28 November
1
270,000
$5
C 1240001 1360000 600,000
2


C 1360001 1480000 600,000
3


C 1480001 1600000 600,000
29 NovemberSent by Wells Fargo(LG papers, 6-B-89, Navarro, Washington, to Hipolito Villa, Ciudad Juárez, 29 November 1914) 1
220,000 600,000 $5
C 1600001 1720000 600,000
2
600,000
C 1720001 1840000 600,000
3
600,000
C 1840001 1960000 600,000
29 NovemberSent by Wells Fargo(LG papers, 6-B-89, Navarro, Washington, to Hipolito Villa, Ciudad Juárez, 29 November 1914) 1
99,000 120,000 $1 120,000 A 3090001 3210000 120,000
2
120,000 120,000 A 3210001 3330000 120,000
3
120,000 120,000 A 3330001 3450000 120,000
4
120,000 120,000 A 3450001 3570000 120,000
5
120,000 120,000 A 3570001 3690000 120,000
6
60,000 60,000 A 3690001 3750000 60,000
30 November 1
180,000
$5
C 1960001 2080000 600,000
2

C 2080001 2200000 600,000
1 December 1 9780 675,000 4,500,000 $50 90,000 F 75001 165000 4,500,000
5 DecemberAt 3.00 or 4.00 in the morning of 1 December Norris Peters finished printing 900,000 $10 notes (LG papers, 6-C-7, letter Navarro, Washington, to de la Garza, El Paso, 1 December 1914). Once numbered, these were dispatched on 5 and 8 December.

1
720,000
$10 780,000 D 750001 945000 1,950,000
2

D 945001 1140000 1.950,000
3

D 1140001 1335000 1,950,000
4

D 1335001 1530000 1,950,000
8 DecemberNavarro reported sending five petacas of $10 and $20, value $8,700,000 (LG papers, 6-C-19, telegram Navarro, Washington, to de la Garza, El Paso, 8 December 1914: 6-C-20, telegram Navarro, Washington, to Luis Gaxiola, Ciudad Juárez, 9 December 1914) and that there were two petacas of $20 notes (LG papers, 6-C-28, Navarro, Washington, to Luis Gaxiola, El Paso, 9 December 1914). Total is $5,700,000, not $8.700,000. 1
1,305,000
$20 225,000 E 187501 300000 2,250,000
2


E 300001 412500 2,250,000
3

$10 120,000 D 1530001 1650000 1,200,000
4

5

8 December 1
72,000
$1 480,000 A 3750001 3870000 120,000
2

A 3870001 3990000 120,000
3

A 3990001 4110000 120,000
4

A 4110001 4230000 120,000
15 December
1
117,150 981,000 50c 1,562,000 U 1500001 3062000 781,000
2
3
4
5
6
7
26 DecemberNavarro reported sending $1,270,000 in $1 notes, $7,200,000 in $20 notes and $119,000 in 50c notes (LG papers, 6-C-52, telegram Navarro, Washington, to L. de la Garza, El Paso, 26 December 1914) but later corrected himself. One of the new workers had added five packets of 4,000 notes and three packets of 2,000 to one of the trunks and not kept the details (LG papers, 6-D-14, letter Navarro, Washington to de la Garza, El Paso, 6 January 1915) 1 4931 - 6580 - 8179 - 8280 - 9290 - 9546 - 9643 - 9963 - 11598 - 12162
1,080,000
$1 1,296,000 A 4230001 5526000 127,000
2 127,000
3 127,000
4 127,000
5 127,000
6 127,000
7 127,000
8 127,000
9 127,000
10 153,000
26 December
1 5630 - 9553 - 9973 208,350
$20 360,000 K 1 120000 2,400,000
2
K 120001 240000 2,400,000
3
K 240001 360000 2,400,000
26 December


50c 238,000 U 3062001 3300000 119,000
1915
2 January 1 6272 - 8562 - 8982 - 9989 - 12043 600,000 66,000,000 $10 600,000 J 1 120000 1,200,000
2 J 120001 240000 1,200,000
3 J 240001 360000 1,200,000
4 J 360001 480000 1,200,000
5 J 480001 600000 1,200,000
4 January
1 6359 - 6717 - 8827 - 9680 - 11673 - 12327
86,500 865,000

$1

864,000 A 5526001 5670000 144,000
2 A 5670001 5814000 144,000
3 A 5814001 5958000 144,000
4 A 5958001 6102000 144,000
5 A 6102001 6246000 144,000
6 A 6246001 6390000 144,000
4 January 1 6471 - 8771 - 9233 400,000 4,000,000 $10 400,000 J 600001 1000000 4,000,000
2
3
9 January 1 5853 - 6828 - 6965 - 7771 - 7797 - 8302 - 9412 - 10183
108,000 1,080,000 $1 135,000 A 6390001 6525000 135,000
2 135,000 A 6525001 6660000 135,000
3 135,000 A 6660001 6795000 135,000
4 135,000 A 6795001 6930000 135,000
5 135,000 A 6930001 7065000 135,000
6 135,000 A 7065001 7200000 135,000
7 135,000 A 7200001 7335000 135,000
8 135,000 A 7335001 7470000 135,000
9 January 1 3754 - 5678 - 7455 - 9432 - 9596 -9774 - 13711
420,000 4,200,000 $5 120,000 H 1 120000 600,000
2 120,000 H 120001 240000 600,000
3 120,000 H 240001 360000 600,000
4 120,000 H 360001 480000 600,000
5 120,000 H 480001 600000 600,000
6 120,000 H 600001 720000 600,000
7 120,000 H 720001 840000 600,000
13 January 1 8904 - 9408 - 9423 - 9766 - 10473 - 13117 - 14195 - 14266
540,000 5,400,0000 $5 1,080,000 H 840001 975000 675,000
2 H 975001 1110000 675,000
3 H 1110001 1245000 675,000
4 H 1245001 1380000 675,000
5 H 1380001 1515000 675,000
6 H 1515001 1650000 675,000
7 H 1650001 1785000 675,000
8 H 1785001 1920000 675,000
16 January 1 5475 - 11386 - 11646 - 14094
48,000 480,000 $1 480,000 A 7470001 7590000 120,000
2 A 7590001 7710000 120,000
3 A 7710001 7830000 120,000
4 A 7830001 7950000 120,000
16 JanuaryIt seems that in these five petacas the replacement notes (for errors) were from Series E. De la Garza asked Vargas to extract them before all  the notes were stamped so that these replacements could be returned and replaced by the printers (LG papers, 3-G-41, telegram L. de la Garza, Ciudad Juárez, to Vargas, Chihuahua. 26 January 1915: 3-G-44, letter L. de la Garza, El Paso, to. Vargas, Chihuahua. 28 January 1915) but that would have been a monumental task 1 5323 - 9308 - 11531 - 11963 - 11993 1,200,000 12,000,000 $20 600,000 K 360001 480000 2,400,000
2 K 480001 600000 2,400,000
3 K 600001 720000 2,400,000
4 K 720001 840000 2,400,000
5 K 840001 960000 2,400,000
22 January received by Agencia in Ciudad Juárez 11 February 1915 (LG papers,2-F-51 S. C. de la Garza, El Paso, to L. de la Garza, Torreón, 19 March 1915) 1 4993 - 6983 - 7777 - 8934this petaca was returned to Chicago with a two packages totalling 2,000 notes left inside(LG papers, 2-F-51 S. C. de la Garza, El Paso, to L. de la Garza, Torreón, 19 March 1915: 4-D-27 consignment note). The notes were numbers 1789001 to 17900000 and 1799001 to 1800000, with fortythree pieces missing (LG papers, 6-E-38, telegram Navarro, Washington to L. de la Garza, Ciudad Juárez, 26 February 1915). Navarro gave instructions for them to be sent directly to El Paso{(LG papers, 6-E-50, telegram Navarro, Washington to Vargas, Chihuahua, 12 March 1915: 6-E-67, telegram Navarro, Washington to Vargas, Chihuahua, 26 March 1915)
  - 8991 - 9287 - 10230 - 12511
120,000 1,200,000 $10 120,000 J 1000001 1120000 1,200,000
2 120,000 1,200,000 120,000 J 1120001 1240000 1,200,000
3 120,000 1,200,000 120,000 J 1240001 1360000 1,200,000
4 120,000 1,200,000 120,000 J 1360001 1480000 1,200,000
5 120,000 1,200,000 120,000 J 1480001 1600000 1,200,000
6 120,000 1,200,000 120,000 J 1600001 1720000 1,200,000
7 120,000 1,200,000 120,000 J 1720001 1840000 1,200,000
8 120,000 1,200,000 120,000 J 1840001 1960000 1,200,000
22 January received by Agencia in Ciudad Juárez 11 February 1915 (LG papers, 2-F-52 Vargas, Chihuahua, to L. de la Garza, El Paso, 8 March 1915) 1 8138 - 9590 120,000 120,000 $1 120,000 A 7950001 8070000 120,000
2 120,000 120,000 120,000 A 8070001 8190000 120,000
27 January 1 3744 - 6749 - 8142 - 8512 - 10113 - 11587 - 12068 - 15248
60,000 600,000 $5 120,000 H 1920001 2040000 600,000
2 60,000 600,000 120,000 H 2040001 2160000 600,000
3 60,000 600,000 120,000 H 2160001 2280000 600,000
4 60,000 600,000 120,000 H 2280001 2400000 600,000
5 60,000 600,000 120,000 H 2400001 2520000 600,000
6 60,000 600,000 120,000 H 2520001 2640000 600,000
7 60,000 600,000 120,000 H 2640001 2760000 600,000
8 60,000 600,000 120,000 H 2760001 2880000 600,000
27 January received by Agencia in Ciudad Juárez 1 February 1915 (LG papers,2-F-51 S. C. de la Garza, El Paso, to L. de la Garza, Torreón, 19 March 1915) 1 10215 126,000 800,000 $20 40,000 K 960001 1000000 800,000
400,000 $10 40,000 J 1960001 2000000 4,000,000
60,000 $1 60,000 A 8190001 8250000 60,000
30 January
1 77 - 6448 - 6761 - 7588 - 9242 - 9450 - 10205 - 11919 - 13207
60,000 600,000 $5 120,000 H 2880001 3000000 600,000
2 60,000 600,000 120,000 H 3000001 3120000 600,000
3 60,000 600,000 120,000 H 3120001 3240000 600,000
4 60,000 600,000 120,000 H 3240001 3360000 600,000
5 60,000 600,000 120,000 H 3360001 3480000 600,000
6 60,000 600,000 120,000 H 3480001 3600000 600,000
7 60,000 600,000 120,000 H 3600001 3720000 600,000
8 60,000 600,000 120,000 H 3720001 3840000 600,000
9 60,000 800,000 160,000 H 3840001 4000000 800,000
8 FebruaryStuck in the Express office in El Paso on 15 February for non-payment (LG papers, 3-H-11, letter L. de la Garza, El Paso, to Vargas, Chihuahua. 15 February 1915): sent on to Chihuahua on 17 March (LG papers, 3-H-35, telegram S. C. de la Garza, Ciudad Juárez, to Vargas, Chihuahua, 17 March 1915
1 1149 - 4587 - 4949 -  7863 - 8954 - 9010 - 9039 - 9786 - 9855 -  11945 - 12377 - 12434
7,500 75,000 50c 150,000 U 3300001 3450000 75,000
2 7,500 75,000 150,000 U 3450001 3600000 75,000
3 7,500 75,000 150,000 U 3600001 3750000 75,000
4 7,500 75,000 150,000 U 3750001 3900000 75,000
5 7,500 75,000 150,000 U 3900001 4050000 75,000
6 7,500 75,000 150,000 U 4050001 4200000 75,000
7 7,500 75,000 150,000 U 4200001 4350000 75,000
8 7,500 75,000 150,000 U 4350001 4500000 75,000
9 7,500 75,000 150,000 U 4500001 4650000 75,000
10 7,500 75,000 150,000 U 4650001 4800000 75,000
11 7,500 75,000 150,000 U 4800001 4950000 75,000
12 7,500 75,000 150,000 U 4950001 5100000 75,000
13 9908 11,400 11,400 228,000 U 5100001 5328000 11,400
14 7800 8,400 84,000 168,000 U 5328001 549600055,000,000 notes were printed so somewhere 40,000 have been misplaced. Note that these 40,000 could have been any serial number from 3300001 to 55000000 84,000
22 March 1 2920 - 4663 - 5209 - 7239 - 7288 - 7572 - 8189 - 8820 - 8836 - 9239 - 9552 - 9757 - 9961 - 13666 - 13681 - 13721 - 14398
240,000 2,400,000 $20 5,000,000 K 1000001 1120000 2,400,000
2 240,000 2,400,000 K 1120001 1240000 2,400,000
3 240,000 2,400,000 K 1240001 1360000 2,400,000
4 240,000 2,400,000 K 1360001 1480000 2,400,000
5 240,000 2,400,000 K 1480001 1600000 2,400,000
6 240,000 2,400,000 K 1600001 1720000 2,400,000
7 240,000 2,400,000 K 1720001 1840000 2,400,000
8 240,000 2,400,000 K 1840001 1960000 2,400,000
9 240,000 2,400,000 K 1960001 2080000 2,400,000
10 240,000 2,400,000 K 2080001 2200000 2,400,000
11 240,000 2,400,000 K 2200001 2320000 2,400,000
12 240,000 2,400,000 K 2320001 2440000 2,400,000
13 240,000 2,400,000 K 2440001 2560000 2,400,000
14 240,000 2,400,000 K 2560001 2680000 2,400,000
15 240,000 2,400,000 K 2680001 2800000 2,400,000
16 240,000 2,400,000 K 2800001 2920000 2,400,000
17 240,000 2,400,000 K 2920001 3040000 2,400,000
18 117234,000 notes were put into petaca 3928 by mistake (LG papers, 6-E-54, Navarro, Washington, to L. de la Garza, El Paso, 23 March 1915) 240,000 2,400,000 K 3040001 3156000 2,320,000
22 March
1 3736 - 6189 - 7621 - 9467 - 9915 - 10334 
240,000 2,400,000 $20 K 3156001 3276000 2,400,000
2 240,000 2,400,000 K 3276001 3396000 2,400,000
3 240,000 2,400,000 K 3396001 3516000 2,400,000
4 240,000 2,400,000 K 3516001 3636000 2,400,000
5 240,000 2,400,000 K 3636001 3756000 2,400,000
6 240,000 2,400,000 K 3756001 3876000 2,400,000
7 6369In petaca 6369 there was an error with five packets of 4,000 notes each, being listed as 6000001 to 6030000 , 6001001 to 6031000, 6002001 to 6032000, 6003001 to 60033000, 6004001 to 60034000. 20,000 notes from this petaca were put in petaca 3928 by mistake (LG papers, 6-E-54, Navarro, Washington, to L. de la Garza, El Paso, 23 March 1915) 240,000 2,400,000 K 3876001 3976000 2,000,000
22 March
1 5327 - 5728 - 6013 - 6080 - 6368 - 6372 - 8056 - 9331- 9450 - 9706 - 10328 - 10633 - 11468 - 11747
240,000 2,400,000 $20 K 3976001 4096000 2,400,000
2 240,000 2,400,000 K 4096001 4216000 2,400,000
3 240,000 2,400,000 K 4216001 4336000 2,400,000
4 240,000 2,400,000 K 4336001 4456000 2,400,000
5 240,000 2,400,000 K 4456001 4576000 2,400,000
6 240,000 2,400,000 K 4576001 4696000 2,400,000
7 240,000 2,400,000 K 4696001 4816000 2,400,000
8 240,000 2,400,000 K 4816001 4936000 2,400,000
9 240,000 2,400,000 K 4936001 5056000 2,400,000
10 240,000 2,400,000 K 5056001 5176000 2,400,000
11 240,000 2,400,000 K 5176001 5296000 2,400,000
12 240,000 2,400,000 K 5296001 5416000 2,400,000
13 240,000 2,400,000 K 5416001 5536000 2,400,000
14 240,000 2,400,000 K 5536001 5656000 2,400,000
22 March
1 9328reported as 80,000 notes, but in fact has 104,000 notes (LG papers, 6-E-54, letter Navarro, Washington to de la Garza, El Paso, 23 March 1915)
160,000 1,600,000 $20 K 5656001 5760000 2,080,000
2 5097 - 9930
240,000 2,400,000 K 5760001 5880000 2,400,000
3 240,000 2,400,000 K 5880001 6000000 2,400,000

The people overseeing the work in Washington were occasionally remiss in informing El Paso or Chihuahua of consignments, so there was some confusion. In addition, certain comments are hard to align with the table above. For instance Navarro records that of the $10 notes there were two petacas, totalling 300,000 notes, on 3 November; four totalling 480,000 notes and three totalling 360,000 notes on 8 December and petaca 8838, of 150,000, and peteca 9558 of 500,000 notes, also on 8 DecemberLG papers, 6-C-28, Navarro, Washington, to Luis Gaxiola, El Paso, 9 December 1914.

On 1 December Navarro reported that to date he had sent 1,200,000 $5 notes and 90,000 $50 notesLG papers, 6-C-7, letter Navarro, Washington, to de la Garza, El Paso, 1 December 1914 but he was ignoring shipments prior to 17 November. On 7 December 1914 José F. Farias wrote that $15,200,000 had been outstanding and that day he had sent $480,000 in $1, $3,600,000 in $10 and $4,500,000 in $20 notes, leaving $6,620,000 outstandingLG papers, 4-G-11, Farias, Washington to L de la Garza, El Paso, 7 December 1914. The $10 total cannot be reconciled,

On 25 January Navarro said he still had 2,200,000 notes of 50c, numbering 2800001 to 5500000, to send, but in both total and numbering he was mistakenLG papers, 6-D-34, Navarro, Washington, to L. de la Garza, El Paso, 25 January 1915.

On 11 February 1915 the Tesorería in Chihuahua reported receiving from the Agencia in Ciudad Juárez 28 petacas containing 300,000 $1, 2,080,000 $5, 998,000 $10 and 40,000 $20 notesLG papers, 2-F-52/3-H-24, Vargas, Chihuahua, to L. de la Garza, El Paso, 8 March 1915: ). These will have been the 28 petacas sent from Washington between 20 January and 30 January (with a slight error in the $10 total).

On 23 February, in response to a request from Vargas, someone has noted that $110,000,000 had been sent, $1,098,000 was held up in the Express offices, and $108,902,000 had been received in the TesoreríaLG papers, 3-H-15, telegram Vargas, Chihuahua to L. de la Garza, Ciudad Juárez, 23 February 1915.

The notes were sent on from Ciudad Juárez. On 5 December a large quantity of notes in five petacas were sent to Chihuahua, to be stamped (resellados)LG papers, 1-I-22: letter L. de la Garza, El Paso, to Villa, Cuartel General. 5 December 1914. On 17 March $1,098,000 in 50c notes (the 8 February consignment above) was sent on in the 14 petacas to Chihuahua (together with two strongboxes (cajas) containing the stones used in printing the notesLG papers, 3-H-35, telegram S. C. de la Garza, Ciudad Juárez, to Vargas, Chihuahua, 17 March 1915 that had been sent from Washington two days earlierLG papers, 6-E-29, Wells Fargo receipt, 15 March 1915.

On 20 April de la Garza(?) reported to Villa that the final Norris Peters contract for a hundred million pesos had been completed a few weeks before, the plates (piedras) had been collected and were in the Agencia and the staff overseeing the project withdrawnLG papers, 1-J-9, letter from L. de la Garza (?), El Paso (?), to Villa, donde se encuentre. 20 April 1915.

 

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