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    Broadside Decree Establishing a Commissary Department for the Army Now Proceeding To Texas. One page, 8.25" x 11.75", Mexico, October 15, 1836. This law was written to acquire and transport supplies that would support the army that was then preparing to re-invade Texas. Listed here are general types of provisions that are expected to be procured and distributed appropriately to the troops: corn meal, rice, sugar of all types, cocoa, chocolate, coffee, tea, corn, beans, meat, and spices. Signed in print at the end: "México á 15 de Octubre de 1836.-- José Justo Corro.-- A D. Ignacio. Alas." Followed by postscript also dated October 15, 1836, and signed in print "Alas" as Secretary of the Treasury, with his holograph rubric below. Encased in a green half-calf folder with marbled boards and gilt lettering on the spine. Old tape stains at extreme outer edges, otherwise in fine condition.

    Reference: Streeter Texas 885 (locating only the Bancroft copy).


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    March, 2014
    15th Saturday
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