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AUCTION 24

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MEXICO. LAWS. Legislacion mejicana ó sea coleccion completa de las leyes, decretos y circulares que se han expedido desde la consumacion de la independencia. Tomo que comprende de enero a diciembre de 1849 [second vol. reads]: enero a diciembre de 1850. Mexico City: Imprenta de Juan R. Navarro, calle de Chiquis número 6, 1855. 2 vols in 1. Vol. I: [1-3] 4-370, [i] ii-xxx; Vol. II: [1-3] 4-275 [1, blank], [i] ii-xxiii [1, blank] pp. 8vo (22.4 x 16.5 cm), contemporary quarter red sheep over red and black mottled boards, spine gilt lettered and decorated with raised bands, edges sprinkled. Moderate shelf and edge wear. Vol. II lightly water-stained at end, but overall a fine copy.

First edition. Two volumes of a 13-volume set containing here the compiled laws of Mexico for 1849 and 1850.

Contains:

Vol. I:

[1] “Linea de vapores—Se concede las gracias que se expre- expresan [sic] a la establecida entre Panama y la Alta-California” (pp. 11-13). January 20, 1849, law giving William Aspinwall permission to stop his steamships at Mexican ports in his run from Panama to Upper California. Aspinwall (1807-1875) was a visionary American businessman.

[2] “Tabaco importada durante la invasion americana—reglas bajo las cuales de vende libremente” (pp. 37-39). February 28, 1849, law concerning tobacco that was imported during the war with the United States.

[3] “Autoricacion—Se concede al gobierno para negociar millon y medio de pesos” (pp. 53-54). March 21, 1849, law authorizing raising money to pay the U.S.

[4] “Tabaco—Se recuerda la orden de 28 de febrero ultimo, sobre el importado durante la ocupacion de los americanos” (pp. 102-103). May 16, 1849, law requiring enforcement of previous law.

[5] “Autoricacion—Se concede al gobierno para disponer de la indemnizacion americana” (pp. 118-119). May 21, 1849, law allowing the U.S. indemnity to be used for public expenses.

[6] “Desertores del ejercito de los Estados-Unidos—No se admitan al servicio del de la republica” (p. 186). August 1, 1849, law concerning treatment of American deserters still in the country.

Vol. II:

[7] “Extradicion—Convencion entre la republica y los Estados-Unidos de America para la entraga mutua de los reos fugitivos” (pp. 163-166).  Unapproved law included “por su importancia, á pesar de no estar aprobado por el congreso.”

[8] “Colonias militares—Medidas para su mejora” (pp. 199-205). October 18, 1850, law concerning making, among other things, provisions for peaceful Native Americans who wish to settle in Mexico after emigrating from the United States, specifically the Seminoles and Kickapoos. This is a rare Mexican reference to the interesting history of the Black Seminoles.

An interesting, comprehensive view of Mexico’s attempts to restore normalcy after the war.

($200.00-$400.00)

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