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AUCTION 24

Raising Money for the War

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[FINANCES]. A group of eight documents concerning Mexican finances during the war.

[1] MEXICO. LAWS (December 30, 1846). El Ciudadano Vicente Romero, Gobernador interino del Distrito Federal. [Mexico City, 1847]. Dated in type December 30, 1846, and January 5, 1847. Broadside: 30 x 22 cm. Old stitch holes in left margin, three small marginal holes, a few small worm holes touching a few letters.

Second edition.

Authorizes the government to negotiate a forced loan of 1,000,000 pesos and sets rates for raising the money.

[2] MEXICO. LAWS (February 4, 1847). Ministerio de Hacienda. [Mexico City, 1847]. Dated in type February 4, 1847. [1] [3, blank] pp. 12mo (21.5 x 15.5 cm), folded sheet. One small chip in upper margin, otherwise fine.

First edition.

Authorizes spending of 5,000,000 pesos “para atender á la defensa del territorio nacional.” Forced loans are forbidden, however.

[3] MICHOACÁN. El Gobernador del Estado de Michoacán, á todos sus inhabitantes, sabed: que. [Morelia, 1847]. Dated in type April, 24, 1847. Broadside: 32 x 22.5 cm. Old stab holes in left margin, left margin slightly chipped, small tear in lower margin. Overall, very good.

First edition.

Authorizes the government to use all means to support the war by using public money.

[4] MICHOACÁN. El Gobernador del Estado de Michoacán, á todos sus inhabitantes, sabed: que. [Morelia, 1847]. Dated in type April, 28, 1847. Broadside: 32 x 22 cm. Left margin with old stab holes, right margin irregular. With contemporary ink number 32 in upper right margin. Very good.

First edition.

The government raises taxes on tobacco “para sostener la guerra contra los Estados-Unidos” and declares a crackdown on contraband.

[5] SANTA-ANNA, Antonio López de. Ministerio de Hacienda. Seccion. [Mexico City, 1847]. Dated in type June 17, 1847. [4] pp. 12mo (22 x 16 cm), folded sheet. Overall light browning, short fold split, upper margin with small chip.

First edition.

Imposes a 1,000,000 peso contribution on all inhabitants, including a schedule of how much is due from every state (e.g., Jalisco 123,450, Sonora 20,275, Chiapas 2,560, etc.).

[6] SANTA-ANNA, Antonio López de. El Vice-Gobernador del Estado, en ejercito del supremo poder ejecutivo, a sus habitantes, sabed: Que por el Ministerio de Hacienda se me ha comunicado el decreto siguente. [San Luis Potosí, 1847]. Dated in type June 17, 1847, and June 26, 1847. [2] pp. Folio (32 x 21 cm). Tape stain in right margin.

Later edition. Harper 12:327.

A reprinting of the above law with an addendum explaining how the 46,295 pesos due will be raised in San Luis Potosí.

[7] SANTA-ANNA, Antonio López de. El C. Lic. Diego Jose Perez Fernandez, teniente gobernador del Estado libre y soberano de Mexico, en ejercicio del poder ejecutivo, a los habitantes del mismo, sabed. [Toluca, 1847]. Dated in type June 26, 1847, and July 5, 1847. Broadside: 31 x 21.5 cm. With contemporary manuscript ink number 39 in upper right corner. Overall, fine. On embossed paper.

Second edition.

Declares all goods from occupied ports to be spoils of war and divided among those who seize the materials.

[8] SANTA-ANNA, Antonio López de. Manuel Gonzalez CosioGobernador del Estado libre de Zacatecas, a sus habitantes, sabed: Que por el Ministerio de Guerra y Marina se me ha comunicado el decreto siguente. [Zacatecas, 1847]. Dated in type June 26, 1847, and July 14, 1847. Broadside: 29.5 x 21 cm. Left margin with old stab holes, chipped, and irregular. With contemporary manuscript ink number 45 in upper right margin.

Later edition.

Another edition of the above.

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