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    [Broadside] Provision to Set Up New Colonies in Texas. One page, two-sided, approximately 8" x 12". [Mexico] With heading: Primera Secretaria de Estado. Departmento Del Interior. February 4, 1834. Decree issued by acting President Valentín Gomez Farias and promulgated the same day by Francisco Maria Lombardo (signed in print), announcing the Mexican government's wish to aid its citizens in acquiring state lands in Coahuila and Texas.

    This act reiterates the intentions of a similar April 6, 1830 decree which stated the government's wish to relieve suffering caused by the country's disorganized administration by helping citizens take up government lands in Coahuila and Texas. This February 1834 act was in turn reinforced by an April 11, 1834 act which clarified the administration of such new colonies as might appear.

    "Streeter locates only one copy besides his own. A highly interesting decree... Here we learn that preference will be shown to soldiers and politicians thrown out of work by the termination of the revolution" - Eberstadt.

    There are various republications of this decree. On April 11 a decree was issued correcting Article 10 by making it clear that any colonies that might be set up under the February 4 decree were subject to the will of the governor of the state and to state laws (see Arrillaga, 1834, p. 50 and 110).

    Contemporary black cloth case with leather label at spine, gilt lettering. Fresh, sharp, immaculate, and extremely rare. As such, it is sure to garner much attention among Texana collectors. From the collection of Darrel Brown.

    Reference: Streeter 812, locating only two copies. Eberstadt 162:330. Arrillaga, 1834, p. 47. Not in Dublan.

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