[CATHOLIC CHURCH]. MEXICO. LAWS (November 19, 1846). Prestamo forzoso de dos milliones de pesos que se hace por intermedio del venerable clero para ayudar al sostenimiento de la guerra contra los Estados Unidos del Norte. [Mexico City, 1846]. ,  2-13 [1, blank] pp. 8vo (19.8 x 13.5 cm), original self-wrappers, stitched. Except for a few light stains, very fine.
First edition. Garrett & Goodwin, p. 85. Harper 12:257.
Dated in type on p. 5, November 19, 1846. Includes Santa-Anna’s November 23, 1846 and regulations for implementing the law (pp. 5-13). Presents the law that obliged the clergy of Mexico to contribute to the funds being raised to continue the war with the United States, together with detailed schedules about which ecclesiastical jurisdictions must contribute funds and the specific amount of funds they are required to contribute; also lists dozens of individuals from whom money will be raised in amounts varying from 20,000-200,000 pesos each. Several such laws were passed, most of them unsuccessful.
Sold. Hammer: $100.00; Price Realized: $122.50.