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14. COAHUILA Y TEJAS (Mexican State). GOBERNADOR (Juan Martín de Veramendi). Gobierno Supremo del Estado libre de Coahuila y Tejas.... Se declara don Juan Broun, cuidadano del Estado.... [Decree of the Governor declaring John Brown a citizen of Coahuila y Tejas]. [Dated and signed in print at end]: Dado en la ciudad de Monclova á 21 de Abril de 1833 | Juan Martin de Veramendi | Santiago del Valle | Secretario. Broadside (20.5 x 15 cm), laid paper. Creased where formerly folded, light waterstaining in lower right blank margin, otherwise very good, with contemporary ink manuscript inscription dated May 26, 1833, signed by Manuel Jiménez, directing this copy from Bexar to Goliad.

     First edition. Probably printed on Samuel Bangs’ press after the press was sent to Monclova when the capital was moved to Saltillo. The printing is typical of the somewhat irregular quality of Bangs’ types and print. Kimball 222. There are several John Browns, all members of Austin’s Colony, to whom this decree could refer. ($150-300)

Sold. Hammer: $300.00; Price Realized: $352.50

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