Sep 24, 2020 - Sale 2546

Sale 2546 - Lot 216

Price Realized: $ 344
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 500 - $ 750
(TEXAS.) Anastasio Bustamante. Mexican decree on the reparations demanded by the United States. Letterpress broadside, 12 x 8 1/4 inches, signed in type by Bustamante as president and Luis Gonzaga Cuevas as minister; disbound on left edge, 2 small holes in text. Mexico, 20 May 1837

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First printing, published by the Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores on the day it was issued. In the wake of Texan independence, the United States submitted a long list of financial claims by its citizens against Mexico, hoping for a negotiating lever to secure Mexican recognition of the new republic. The first article of this presidential decree reads "Se autoriza al Gobierno para que pueda transigir en las reclamaciones que haya hecho ó hiciere el de los Estados-Unidos del Norte," authorizing the Mexican government to negotiate these claims. If the United States does not accept this arbitration process, the cessation of trade and closure of ports is threatened. Only one of this original 20 May printing in OCLC; none traced at auction.