[PUBLIC MEETINGS]. MEXICO. LAWS (September 10, 1846). Ministerio de Relaciones Interiores y Exteriores. [Mexico City, 1846]. Dated in type September 10, 1846.  pp. 12mo (21.5 x 16 cm), folded sheet. Moderately browned.
First edition. Eberstadt 381.
Modifies prohibitions over public meetings which had hitherto existed during the war. By the new law Mexicans who want to may gather peacefully in any public place to discuss how the institutions of the country might be saved during the present war with the U.S. Citizens may also direct petitions to authorities without asking permission of any public functionary. Meetings are allowed only in public places, however.
Spain and Mexico had a long, difficult relationship with secret societies and closed meetings, fearing that they would be used to foment rebellion and sedition.