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    [Colonial Texas Military Commander]. Bernardo Bonavía y Zapata Signed Broadside Issued by Miguel la Grua Talamanca y Branciforte. One sheet on seal paper, 12" x 16.75", issued in Mexico on December 29, 1796, and endorsed and signed by Bonavía in Durango on February 7, 1797. Talamanca became viceroy of New Spain in July 1794, and as was customary, had issued an edict demonetizing the previous currency in favor of his own. The broadside offered here states that the year he had allowed for the collection and destruction of all old coinage beginning on December 19, 1795, will be extended by six months. The broadside further prohibits the exportation of all old silver and gold coinage, as well as its use in commerce. Bonavía endorses and signs at bottom indicating that the broadside will be published in the province under his charge. On laid paper with two seals from the reign of Carolus IV on verso. Gently toned, with folds and creasing thereat, otherwise fine.

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    Bonavía was appointed governor of Texas in 1788, but did not serve because his services were needed elsewhere. He was appointed governor-intendant of Durango in 1796, in which capacity this document is signed. He would later serve as military commander of Texas beginning in 1809.



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