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    [Circular] An Extremely Rare Proclamation Reinforcing Mexico's Abolition of Slavery. [Mexico] With heading: Gobierno del Departmento De San Luis Potosi, Circular. Num. 103. 8.5" x 12.5". May 5, 1837. Juán Josá Dominguez printed signature at end. Decree of the Congreso general, approved April 5, 1837 by José Justo Corro, President ad interim, and promulgated the same day by Joaquin de Iturbide, abolishing slavery in the republic and providing for compensation to all slave owners except Texans who have taken part in the revolution. This was the fourth such proclamation against slavery in Mexico: On December 6, 1810 Father Hidalgo proclaimed the abolition of slavery in Mexico; when José María Morelos assumed command of the revolution he repeated Father Hidalgo's decree on January 29, 1813; in 1829 President Guerrero signed another decree abolishing slavery. Reprint of an April 5, 1837 proclamation that reinforced Mexico's abolition of slavery. Originally accomplished in 1829. Contemporary case with leather spine, gilt lettering. Minor water staining at lower right corner, else very fine. From the collection of Darrel Brown.

    Reference: Streeter Texas 926.1 (ref.).

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