Broadside establishing a military legion and anniversary to celebrate the capture of the Alamo[Jose Maria Tornel]. Jose Gomez de la Cortina Broadside Decree Establishing a Military Legion of Honor for Distinguished Service, especially in the campaign against Texas. "Vando" broadside, 23" x 32.25", printed transcription of a decree approved by acting President Jose Justo Corro issued by his Minister of War, José Maria Tornel on April 27, 1836, as given in Mexico on April 30, 1836. The broadside goes on to list the statutes by which the legion will operate which is separated into chapters. Of most interest is Chapter Eleven which concerns the future celebration of the anniversary of the capture of the Alamo: "To recognize that the campaign against Texas was opened with the glorious capture by assault of the Alamo fort, we will mark the anniversary of the creation of the legion on the 6 of March... On this day all members of the Legion will be present, and will be reviewed by the Chief of the Legion, and he will receive them with grand ceremony..." Broadside is made up of four sheets, with slight staining where the sheets are joined; very light toning, and a single spot of paper loss, not affecting any text.
Streeter notes that, "No copy has been located of the first separate publication of this or of a republication by any of the different states."
Reference: Streeter 877.
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