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|Governor of Alta California|
|Appointed by||Lucas Alamán|
|Preceded by||José María de Echeandía|
|Succeeded by||Agustín V. Zamorano (north) &
José María de Echeandía (south)
- both provisional governors
The revolt against his governorship lead to his abbreviated twelve month tenure, and subsequent exile.
Removal and exile was due to his nullifying the order of his predecessor Governor José María de Echeandía, to secularize the Alta California missions and distribute their landholdings as land grant ranchos.
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