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    Historically-Important Texas Document in Which Mexico Establishes the State of Coahuila y Tejas (1824)

    Vicente Guerrero. Decree No. 45 of the Soberano Congreso General Constituyente, Forming the States of Nuevo Leon and Coahuila y Tejas. Mexico City: Primeria Secretaria de Estado, May 16, 1824. Small folio printed on both sides (5.75" x 8"). There is an inked "5-16-1824" on one edge, not affecting text. Very good copy of an important Texas document.

    This important Texas-related decree formed the states of Nuevo Leon and Coahuila y Tejas, the latter two being one state at this time. Streeter 702 states: "though the Federal Constitution of the Republic of Mexico was not adopted until October 4, 1824 ... this decree join[s] together into one state the hitherto separate states of Coahuila and Texas, but provid[es] that when Texas attained sufficient population it should be granted separate statehood; [it] is one of the fundamental laws relating to Texas. One of its provisions was that the new state should have a legislature of eleven members, one of whom should be elected in Texas." Signed in type by Lucas Alaman.

    Streeter calls for this to be a four-page folder printed on the first [2] pages: this copy has only the printed portion, two pages. OCLC lists only the Yale/Streeter copy.

    Reference: Streeter 702.


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