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October 26, 2007


203. MEXICO (Republic). MINISTERIO DE RELACIONES EXTERIORES, GOBERNACIÓN, Y POLICÍA (Manuel C. Rejón).  El Exmo. Sr. Presidente interino de la República se ha servido expedir el decreto que sigue..... sabed: Que habiéndome ocupado de la crítica situación de la República.... [Decree of November 29, 1844, by Valentín Canalizo declaring that Congress and the laws are both ineffective and that under the circumstances López de Santa-Anna will be President.] [Dated and signed in print at end]: Mexico City, December 2, 1844, Rejón. [3] [1 blank] pp. 4to (20.7 x 15 cm), laid paper, watermarked Polleri. Except for light water stain in upper corner of final leaf, fine.

            First edition. Streeter 1004.1 (locating only the Yale copy). Cf. Harper 12:152 (citing the D.F. edition). In three introductory clauses, the Mexican executive recites the hampering effect of the present legal system and details the obstructions thrown up by the Mexican Congress to rapid and effective executive action to deal with the Texas Revolution. Congress is prorogued, and López de Santa-Anna assumes practically dictatorial powers during the present plans to conduct a revived campaign against Texas. In 1842 Adrián Woll had briefly but unsuccessfully invaded Texas. ($400-800)

Sold. Hammer: $250.00; Price Realized: $293.75

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