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de CROIX, Carlos Francisco & RODRIGUEZ, Manuel
Exceedingly Rare Document Signed by the Original Residents of Texas
Mexico, 1768. 2 pages in Spanish (roughly translated), 16.5 x 12 inches, A Royal Proclamation: El Marquis de Croix, March 9, 1768, ordering the mine owners to make concessions and increase wages, in small part: ".A decline in mining.the mines have the common enemy of water, which has flooded them.the excessive construction cost of which the Kingdom has no wealth. Is the relief moderation the price you ask as the best mines are completely uninhabited and desolate? Send my fatherly love to my vassals (subjects).I'll strive by all means.that they are fruitful. I've visited the Council of the Indies. Faith issued.and the moderate price of quicksilver.which is distributed to the miners, a part of the quarto, has so far been given for relief to support the work.I command you, with consequences, that you publish and carefully observe that the above ceiling of a fourth part of the price at which would have been taken in given to the miners.ending the embargo. Also, by Royal Proclamation, inserted within, it is free of tax." Also signed by Manuel Rodriguez (1697 - 1772) -- military leader on the Coahuila-Texas frontier, esteemed explorer, and one of the greatest Indian fighters from Texas. After the departure of Jacinto de Barrios y Jaurequi in February of 1768, he became brief interim governor and military commandant of the Province. Rare signature as Commandant and Governor of the Province. According to the Texas State Historical Association, "It was not until recently that archivists were aware that Rodriguez was a Governor.a fact scarcely noted by historians. Hori … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Argosy Book Store, ABAA, ILAB [New York, NY, U.S.A.]
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