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    Notice announcing the Governorship of José Maria de Letona

    José Maria de Letona, Newly Elected Governor of Coahuila and Texas, Announces His Election and Assumption of Office. One page with integral blank, 6" x 8.25", in Spanish, Leona Vicario [Mexico], March 1, 1831, announcing the election of José Maria de Letona as governor and providing details of his assumption of office. Dated and signed in print at end with rubrics of Jose Maria de Letona and Santiago del Valle.

    Sources disagree on the date of Letona's assumption of the office of governor. Although Decree 161 in Kimball, passed January 4, 1831, and promulgated January 5 (an error in Kimball gives this date of promulgation of office as January 5, 1830), announced the election of José Maria de Letona as governor and Veramendi as vice governor, this announcement shows that Letona did not assume the office until March 1, 1831. However, the University of Texas at Austin puts the date at April 5, 1831. Sixteen months later, on August 19, 1832, Letona announced he could no longer serve as governor for health reasons. At that time, he also proclaimed that Chief Justice Rafael Eca y Muzquiz had been given the right to exercise the powers of the governor's office provisionally. According to the Actas de la Diputacion (1832-1834), Letona died October 14, 1832; the University of Texas at Austin offers September 18, 1832 as the date of his death.

    This issue contains the following at the end of the paragraph: "y la de los honrados habitantes de esta municipalidad" and is referred to in Streeter's note (located only in the Bexar Archives). Housed in a chemise of brown cloth over boards and matching quarter-bound brown cloth and black leather slipcase with titles in gilt on the spine.

    Reference: Streeter Texas 765. Eberstadt 162:493, this being the Eberstadt copy.


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