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    Valentin Canalizo Publishes Santa Anna Decree giving General Francisco Garay the right to establish a commercial bank in the Rio Grande Region. Signed "Valentin Canalizo" in type, one page, 8.75" x 12.5". Countersigned "Luis G. de Chávarri" in type as Secretary. Mexico, May 18, 1843. This decree was issued to be made part of the earlier October 14, 1842 decree whereby Santa Anna gave General Francisco Garay an exclusive 25 year concession to use steamboats on the Rio Grande and to colonize lands tributary to the river. In that decree, Santa Anna cites his urgent desire to recover the lands "usurpada por les aventuros de Tejas" ("usurped by the adventurers of Texas") and it is expressly provided that colonists introduced by Garay or his successors shall be from European nations, preferably from the Canary Islands. The opening paragraph of this decree in Spanish references the earlier one and states that it "includes the concession of empty lands, with the purpose of providing the population with territorial integrity; and, with the purpose of facilitating and promoting a population increase, he [Garay] shall provide new guarantees to protect the national territory...and the following articles are to be added to the decree..." Garay has been granted the exclusive right for 15 years to establish a commercial bank in the region of the Rio Bravo (Rio Grande) and its tributaries to Matamoros. Canalizo concludes, "And to inform everyone, I order the publication by edict in this capital and in the other cities, villages and places comprised in this Department..." Canalizo succeeded Santa Anna twice as President of Mexico, serving from October 5, 1843 to June 4, 1844 and from September 21, 1844 to Dec. 6, 1844. While Santa Anna was out of the country, he appointed Canalizo as President ad interim. In apparent fine condition. Matted and framed to 16.5' x 29". From the collection of Darrel Brown.

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