Mexico (republic). Laws. (May 2, 1836). Variant of S879.
[This is the decree of the Congreso General approved by José Justo Corro, President ad interim, May 20, 1836, and promulgated on the same date by José María Tornel, pledging every effort to secure the liberty of Santa Anna, but declaring, in section 3, any promises he may make while a prisoner are not binding on the government. Dated and signed:] México Mayo 20 de 1836. Tornel. [This S879 variant is a proclamation of that decree by José Gómez de la Cortina, Coronel del batallón del Comercio y Gobernador del Distrito. Dated and signed at end:] Dado en México á 21 de Mayo de 1836. José Gómez de la Cortina. Catalino Barroso, Secretario. [translated from the original Spanish] [handwriting on back]
Broadside collection, Eberstadt collection
21.8 X 31.7 cm
BC DB 1836 (Streeter and Streeter variants)