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    [Juan Nepomuceno Almonte] Manuscript Copy of a Decree, folio (8.75" x 12.5"), 2pp., of a decree issued on Feb. 10, 1840, dated March 12, of the same year. Approved by President Anastasio Bustamente on Feb. 10, 1840 and promulgated by Nepomuceno Almonte. "El e. Sr. President de la Republica Mexicana se ha servido dirigirme el decreto que sigue. =,, El Presid[en]te de la Republica Mexicana a los habitant[e]s de ella sabid: que el congreso g[ene]ral ha decretado lo siguiente:1o El govierno arreglandose a los articulos 17 y 18, titulo 17 del tratado 2o de las ordinarias del ejercito, premiara congrados militares el merito de los que se hayan distinguidos hra. ahora en servicios de la patria, principal[en]te en la heroic defense de Ulua contra la Francia y en la campaƱa de Tejas..." This is a manuscript copy of Streeter 957: "The earlier decree of April 27, 1836... setting up a military legion of honor was replaced on July 5, 1839. This law in turn was superseded by a decree of August 28, 1840." Dated at end, March 12, 1840 and signed by Francisco de la Garza.

    Streeter 957 [a manuscript copy of].

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