Mar 10, 2020 - Sale 2533

Sale 2533 - Lot 227

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(TEXAS.) Reissue of the order declaring any armed opponents of the Mexican regime to be handled as pirates. One page, 8 1/2 x 6 inches, plus integral blank; minimal dampstaining in upper left corner; uncut. Monterrey, 30 November 1839

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A Nuevo Leon reissue of an important 30 December 1835 decree that any foreigner disembarking in Mexican territory, armed and with the intention of attacking, will be treated and judged as a pirate. It was originally issued to deter Texian rebels, and was used to justify the Goliad massacre. The order was to 'previno que los estrangeros qe desembarcaren en algun puerto de la República o penetraren por tierra a ella armados, y con objeto de atacar nuestro territorio, serán tratados y castigados como piratas."