Mexico (republic). Laws. (July 16, 1836). Variant of S880.
[The decree of the Congreso General, approved by José Justo Corro, President ad interim, opening the port of Matamoros to the importation of provisions during the war with the rebels of Texas, assigning those provisions to the expeditionary force, and exempting from seizure mules and wagons carrying supplies to that army from within the country. Dated and signed:] México Julio 16 de 1836. - J. de la Fuente. - Sr. Gobernador del Distrito. [This S880 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 22 de Julio de 1836. José Gómez de la Cortina. Catalino Barroso, Secretario. [translated from the original Spanish] [handwriting on back]
Broadside collection, Eberstadt collection
21.2 X 31.5 cm
BC DB 1836 (Streeter and Streeter variants)