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    Circular Establishing Federal Districts and Commissaries. Four integral pages, 8.25" x 11.5", in Spanish, Mexico, October 22, 1833, clarifying the establishment of federal districts in Coahuila y Tejas, Veracruz, Zacatecas, et al. Signed in print at end by José Maria Bocanegra. Housed in a quarter-bound red cloth and leather chemise with titles in gilt on the spine. Slight separation along the main vertical fold.

    Reference: Eberstadt 162:39. Streeter Texas 9.

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    The duties of each "commissary" are explained as well as the responsibility of federal agents serving at these bases. Published during Santa Anna's disappearance into the countryside, this document shows the effectiveness of the Valentin Gomez Farias administration; Farias acted as president of Mexico during this stretch of Santa Anna's unavailability.


    According to Eberstadt, "This document represents one of the four essential steps used in the colonization process, being the empresario's certificate, stating that the immigrant had been admitted as a member of Austin's Colony." Streeter says, "Among the 1829 and early 1830 products of the San Felipe press are printed forms for some of the steps in the process of making grants of land to immigrants. I do not ordinarily list forms, but as these grants were the foundation of the colonization of Texas, it seems suitable that the four essential printed forms used in the colonization process should be entered or noted."

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