Mexico (republic). Laws. (December 30, 1836). Variant of S882.
[The decree of the Congreso General, approved by the President ad interim, and promulgated by José María Ortiz Monasterio, dividing the country into as many Departments as there formerly were States, separating Coahuila from Texas, stating New Mexico and California, "alta y baja," to be Departments, and authorizing the central government to locate the capital of Texas where most convenient when order is re-established. Dated and signed:] México Diciembre 30 de 1836. José María Ortiz Monasterio. [This S882 variant is the proclamation of the decree by José Antonio Fernández y Zaguirre, governor of Tamaulipas. Dated and signed at end:] Dado en Ciudad Victoria á 14 de Enero de 1837. José Antonio Fernández. Francisco Villaseñor, Secretario. Inscribed at the bottom in pen and ink, translated: "I(llustrious) Town Council of Hidalgo." [translated from the original Spanish] [Decorated with patterns as design elements.]
Broadside collection, Eberstadt collection
21.5 X 32 cm
BC DB 1836 (Streeter and Streeter variants)