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    RARE DECREE SETTING UP A SYSTEM FOR DEFENSE OF THE FRONTIERS [Mexico City. March 21, 1826]. Manuel Gomez Pedraza: Secretaria De Guerra Y Marina. Seccion 2a. Two pages with seven full-page tables (two folding). Imperial Octavo. In this scarce document, the commission offers rather inadequate suggestions for improving the condition of the state and of the nation, although it offers support to the army in its political activities. As noted by Eberstadt: "A rare and important decree, setting up a new system for the defense of the frontiers. The tables show the make-up of the forces of the presidial companies at Tucson, Tubac, Altar, Bahia del Espiritu Santo, San Antonio de bejar [sic], etc. In all, Sonora and Sinaloa was to have nine presidial companies, New Mexico three, and Coahuila and Texas seven. The text gives many interesting details of the system in eleven numbered articles."

    An uncommon Sam Bangs imprint. Only three institutional copies are known to exist (Newberry, Bancroft, DeGolyer). Half-calf case with marbled boards and gilt lettering. Document is in exceptional condition, with contemporary plain wrappers. Quite rare and desirable. From the collection of Darrel Brown.

    Reference: Streeter 714. Streeter locates only two copies - one at the University of Texas, the other being his own. OCLC locates one copy. OCLC 14375772. Eberstadt 162:335. Jenkins 324. Spell 310.

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