Toluca: February 11, 1847. Broadside, 16.75 x 12 inches. Previously folded. Faint dampstaining at left corners. Two small wormholes, affecting one letter of text. Otherwise, minor edge wear and light dust soiling. Very good. Item #2633
Unrecorded printings of two decrees by the legislature of the State of Mexico at Toluca that sought to raise emergency funds to defend the country against American invasion during the Mexican-American War. Passed on February 8 & February 11, 1847, these acts authorized the state legislature to borrow 300,000 pesos, with one third of this money allocated to the army and the remainder to equip the national guard. This expenditure would be covered by a salary tax on government employees and additional taxes on alcohol, including pulque and aguardiente, sugar, and lumber. The second decree provides guidance and stipulations for the collection of these taxes. At this point in time, Santa Anna's army was rushing north to meet Zachary Taylor's forces at Buena Vista. Not in OCLC.