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October 26, 2007

A Little too Little, a Little Too Late

194. MEXICO (Republic). LAWS (March 23, 1836).  [Decree announcing that measures will be taken to pay the troops on their way to Texas]. [At top] El C. José Gómez de la Cortina, Coronel del batallon del Comercio y Gobernador del Distrito [text commences] Por la Secretaría de Hacienda se me ha comunicado el decreto siguiente.... Se autoriza al Gobierno para que en los términos mas equitativos y menos gravosos al erario.... [dated and signed in type at end] Dado en México á 29 de Marzo de 1836. José Gómez de la Cortina | Catalino Barroso. [Mexico City, 1836]. Folio (29.7 x 21.5 cm). Broadside on laid watermarked paper. Creased where formerly folded, right edge lightly dust-soiled and wrinkled, otherwise fine.

            Federal District edition. Eberstadt, Texas 162:515. Streeter 874 (no copy located, but Yale has this Federal District bando). Streeter, The Only Located Copies of One Hundred Forty Texas Pamphlets and Broadsides 86. This decree permits the government to make whatever essential but reasonable financial arrangements necessary to equip Mexican troops on the march to Texas. Many Mexican soldiers who marched with Santa-Anna had perished from exposure during their terrible march to Texas. ($750-1,250)

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

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