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    Rare provision establishing Galveston as a port

    [Broadside] Mexico: Primera Secretaria de Estado, Seccion de Gobierno; Oct. 17, 1825.
    Manuel Gomez Pedraza; Primera Secretaria De Estado Seccion De Gobierno...Se Habilitan Provisionalmente El Puerto De Galvezton. It is believed that Stephen Austin himself prompted the Mexican government to create a provisional port at Galveston, and to build a customhouse with a garrison for protection. As noted by Streeter: "This action of the Federal Congress was perhaps brought about by a communication of Stephen F. Austin to the Congress of Coahuila and Texas dated February 4, 1825 (Austin Papers, Vol. I, Part 2, p.1036-1037), strongly advocating the opening of Galveston as a port free of duties. As early as May 2, 1825, the opening of the port was discussed in the Federal Senate (Austin Papers, Vol. I, Part 2, p.1086) and finally this decree of the Federal Congress became law on October 17. It states very briefly in sections one and two that Galveston is provisionally established as a port and that a custom house will be located there. Section Three states that the government will as soon as possible assemble the necessary data for fixing the permanent location of the port." Half-calf case with marbled boards and gilt lettering on the spine. Very good to fine condition. Excellent Texana piece; extremely rare.

    Reference: Streeter 705. Eberstadt 162:333. Not in Dublan nor on OCLC. Coleccion de Ordenes IV, p.6.


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