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Establishing the Mexican Boundary Commission

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[BOUNDARY LINE]. MEXICO. LAWS (November 2, 1848). Ministerio de Relaciones Interiores y Exteriores [caption title]. [Mexico City, 1848]. Dated in type November 2, 1848. [2] [2, blank] pp. 12mo (21.3 x 15 cm), folded sheet. Very fine.

First edition. Eberstadt 392.

The important law that outlines Mexico’s half of the Joint Boundary Commission, whose findings would be incorporated in the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo. Names the offices of the members, one of whom if necessary must be proficient in English, their salaries, and authorizes travel expenses and expenditures for acquiring survey equipment. The last element proved to be ironic. Although Mexico ordered high-quality instruments from Europe, it received instead inferior goods and basically had to depend on American measurements.


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