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AUCTION 20

91. [MEXICAN-AMERICAN WAR]. MEXICO (Republic). PRESIDENTE (José Mariano de Salas). Ministerio de Relaciones Interiores y Exteriores... Que considerando las ventajas que pueden proporcionar las públicas discusiones en las dificiles circunstancias en que se halla la nacion.... [Decree regarding public meetings]. [Dated and signed in print at end]: México, Setiembre 10 de 1846. | Rejon. 4-page folder printed on pp. [1] (21.3 x 15.7 cm), wove paper. Other than uniform age-toning, very fine.

     Salas, who had assumed supreme executive power by his pronunciamiento August 4, modifies censorship of public meetings which had hitherto existed during the North American invasion. By the new law Mexicans who wish may gather peacefully in any public place to discuss how the institutions of the country might be saved during the present war with the U.S. Citizens may also direct petitions to authorities without asking permission of any public functionary. Kurutz & Mathes, The Forgotten War, pp. 32-33. Not in Garrett & Goodwin (The Mexican-American War), Harper, Tutorow, etc. ($150-300)

Sold. Hammer: $150.00; Price Realized: $176.25

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