Spaniards Expelled from Mexico, including New Mexico & Coahuila y Tejas

No Information from California

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454. MEXICO (Republic). “Estado que manifta d no. de Españoles expelidos de la Republica, y de los q se han declarado poder permanecer en ella Conforme a la Ley de 20 de Deciembre de 1827.” [Mexico, ca. 1828]. Original manuscript in sepia and gold ink on laid paper watermarked Varenna Ghigliotij. Folio (43 x 31.2 cm). Creased where formerly folded, otherwise very fine.

     A beautiful, highly legible document with gold highlights recording the number of Spanish citizens, according to their legal status, who were either expelled from Mexico or allowed to stay. Among the details listed are the one person allowed to stay in Coahuila y Tejas and seven people expelled and five exempt from the law in New Mexico. A note at the conclusion of the documents states that there is no information to report from California—an indication of the vast distance, politically and otherwise, between Mexico and far-flung pastoral California. The entire document covers twenty-three Mexican states and jurisdictions. In its 1827 law, Mexico expelled most Spaniards who had entered the country, with or without passports, since 1821. Only a few exceptions were made. Why this elaborate document was prepared in unclear. It has a circular space for a seal that was never applied.


Sold. Hammer: $200.00; Price Realized: $245.00.

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