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    Notice of Tax Increase on Imports to Coahuila and Texas. One page with integral blank, 6" x 8", in Spanish, Leona Vicario [Mexico], September 30, 1832. Signed in print with rubrics by Rafael Eca y Muzquiz and Santiago del Valle. One of two known copies; not in Streeter. In full:

    "The Governor of the State of Coahuila and Texas, to all the inhabitants thereof: Be it known, that the congress of said state has decreed as follows: Decree num. 202. The Congress of the State of Coahuila and Texas has thought proper to decree: Art. 1. The five per cent consumption duty on foreign effects shall be increased one per cent, for the municipal funds of the state. Art. 2. The revenue agents shall take care to make this collection, and deliver to the respective Ayuntamientos [principal governing body of Spanish municipalities] monthly, the amount collected. Art. 3. This decree shall go into effect in eight days from the publication thereof. For its fulfillment, the Governor of the State shall cause it to be printed, published, and circulated. Given in the city of Leona Vicario on the 29th September, 1832. Manuel Muzquiz, Deputy President. Jose Cayetano Ramos, Deputy Secretary. Francisco S. de Arreola, Deputy Secretary. Wherefore I command it to be printed, published, circulated and duly fulfilled."

    Ironically, exactly nine years earlier, on September 30, 1823, Mexican President Vicente Guerrero decreed: "In consideration of the deplorable conditions in Texas caused by Indian depredations, the Mexican government exempts Texas from the payment of import duties for seven years." The document has been trimmed at all edges. Stains do not affect legibility. A mounting strip has been affixed along the left edge. Areas of waterstaining along the upper and right edges.


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