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October 26, 2007

Beefing up the Military Presence in Rebellious Texas

193. MEXICO (Republic). LAWS (January 13, 1836).  [Decree of the Congreso general, approved by Miguel Barragán, President ad interim, January 13, 1836 and promulgated the same day by José Maria Tornel, modifying the law of March 21, 1826, by establishing a separate Commandancy-General in Coahuila y Tejas]. [At top] Secretaría de Guerra y Marina. Sección Central.--Mesa 1a. [text commences] El Exmo. Sr. Presidente interino de la República Mexicana se ha servido dirigirme el decreto que sigue.... La Comandancia general é Inspección de los Departamentos interinos del oriente....[dated and signed in print at end] México 13 de Enero de 1836. Tornel. [Mexico City, 1836]. Small folio (29.5 x 20.8 cm). Broadside on laid watermarked paper. Except for a few small wormholes (loss of a few letters), very good. First edition. Eberstadt 162:835: “Unrecorded.” Streeter 872. Yale Exhibit, The Only Located Copies of One Hundred Forty Texas Pamphlets and Broadsides 84. The Mexican government issued this decree in response to the mounting turmoil in Texas right before the Texas rebellion exploded. The decree established a new Commandancy-General in Coahuila y Tejas and appointed a military officer to reside within the borders of Texas.  ($750-1,500)

Sold. Hammer: $750.00; Price Realized: $881.25

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