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Coahuila and Texas]: [Bangs, Samuel]
GOBIERNO SUPREMO DEL ESTADO LIBRE DE COAHUILA Y TEJAS. EL GOBERNADOR DEL ESTADO DE COAHUILA Y TEJAS A TODOS SUS HABITANTES, SABED: QUE EL CONGRESO DEL MISMO ESTADO HA DECRETADO LO SIGUIENTE. DECRETO NUMERO 108 [caption title]
Leona Vicario [Saltillo]: [Samuel Bangs], 1829. Broadside decree, 12 1/4 x 8 1/2 inches. In Spanish, ink notation in manuscript at top, "No. 6" and two notations at bottom, a "Nota" and one reading "Al Alcalde Verico(?) de Allende." Folio. Minor marginal staining, light foxing. Very good. Untrimmed. A rare Mexican Texas legal decree in which the state government of Coahuila and Texas officially adopt the Plan of Jalapa, which aimed to restore greater governing authority to the various Mexican state. This decree was printed by Samuel Bangs, the most prominent printer in Texas history. This copy was issued to the mayor of Allende, Coahuila, located about forty miles south of the Rio Grande. It is signed in type by José María Viesca, the governor of Coahuila y Tejas at the time of its printing, and his secretary Santiago del Valle, with both of their manuscript rubrics following their printed names. In the present decree (translated into English in Kimball), the state congress of Coahuila and Texas "hereby declares its adoption of the plan of the army of reserve, proclaimed in Jalapa." The Congress plans to make further "observations as occur" to them in the next session, and then makes a rather bold proclamation related to public order in the third article: "Should any citizen, of whatever class, excite commotion, compromising the public safety under pretence of joy for this event, he shall on sole investigation of the fact, be deemed guilty of a capital crime." The Plan of Jalapa was a controversial political manuever proclaimed on December 4, 1829, in which Mexican pol … [Click Below for Full Description]
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