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Pingenot Auction, Lot 363

363. [BROADSIDES, BANDOS & DECREES]. Lot of 9 items, folio and double folio, condition varies, but mostly fine:

BRANCIFORTE, Marques de, Miguel de la Grua and Talamanca y, [Viceroy of New Spain]. ...La soberana Piedad del Nuestro Señor, en Celebridad de las Matrimonios de sus...Hijas...y de la Paz Ajustada con los Franceses.... Mexico, October 18, 1796. 1 pp., double folio. Very fine.
         Pingenot: Contains ten "reglas" offering dispensation to prisoners in celebration of the marriage of the King’s daughters and the cessation of hostilities with France. This broadside marks the end of Spain’s war with France (see Bancroft, History of Mexico, III, pp. 485-490). Viceroy Branciforte was one of New Spain’s most despised viceroys because of his pompous affectations, his ruthless pursuit of self-aggrandizement, and his feigned piety. After the conclusion of peace with France, the crown ordered Branciforte to free the French prisoners. Instead, he delivered them over to the Inquisition resulting in their torture and, for many, their execution.

[MEXICO]. SANTA ANNA, Antonio López de. José Maria de Ortega...Gobernador y Comandante General del Departamento de Jalisco, á Todos Sus Habitantes.... [text begins]. Guadalajara: Palacio del gobierno, Feb. 4, 1854. 1 p. Folio.

         A decree of two articles issued by the minister of war and marine as ordered by then Mexican president Antonio López de Santa Anna. Article 1

orders the establishment of a sub-commisary of war at the port of La Paz in Baja California. Article 2 authorizes a commissary agent at a salary of $1,200 pesos a year along with an auxillary agent at $800 pesos annually. The decree was first issued in Mexico on Jan. 9, 1845, and this subsequent state of Jalisco printing on Feb. 4, 1854. Following the Mexican War, Santa Anna had retired into exile, but in 1853 he was recalled by the conservatives. To help meet expenses he sold the Mesilla Valley to the United States as the Gadsden Purchase and was overthrown and banished by the liberals in 1855.

Plus 7 others (dated 1769, 1789, 1791, 1816, 1820, 1829, & 1943)

(9 broadsides)