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    [Death of Charles III]. Manuel Antonio Florez Broadside Announcing the Death of King Charles III of Spain. One sheet, 12.25" x 16.75", issued in Mexico, March 17, 1789. On seal paper, the broadside announces that King Charles died on December 14 of the previous year at a quarter to one in the morning. It further states that his son King Charles IV has assumed the throne, and that there will be a six month period of mourning. All persons are to dress in mourning clothes and pay a tithe of fifty pesos, with the exception of Indians whose poverty prohibits their participation. Florez signs with his paraph next to his name at bottom, countersigned by "El C[on]de del Valle de Orizaba". Near fine condition with two small chips along the right margin.

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