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    Benito Juarez Autograph Letter Signed, one page, 8.25" x 10.5", December 22, 1855. In Spanish (untranslated), Juarez writes to Manuel Payno, the Minister of Finance, regarding funds necessary to re-establish order in Oaxaca. Juarez had returned to Mexico earlier in the year and was serving as Chief Justice under the administration of Ignacio Comonfort. In his role as Chief Justice, he authored Juarez's Laws, a set of reform laws intended to curtail the power of the Catholic Church and the military; in hopes of establishing a modern civil society and capitalist economy based on the U.S. model.

    At the time of writing this letter, Juarez had just been appointed governor of Oaxaca; and this letter is requesting the financing he will need to govern in Oaxaca. He directs Payno to give the funds to Mariano Galvez, who has agreed to assist Juarez in his efforts. Juarez would take office as governor of Oaxaca on January 10, 1856. Small bit of paper loss at top left corner, usual mail folds.

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