Mexico City: December 31, 1829. Broadside, 12 x 8.25 inches. Minor staining and creasing, moderate edge wear, pinholes along left edge. Very good. Item #2992
A decree by Mexican President Vicente Gurrero, promulgated by Jose Ignacio Esteva, Governor of the Federal District. The decree renews the prohibition on the habit among newsboys of publicly shouting out the news while trying to sell newspapers, noting that the practice is a public nuisance and not an infringement on the "sacred freedom of the press." Esteva was appointed by President Guerrero to govern the Federal District after Tornel was appointed Minister to Washington; his most effective service was as Minister of Finance for the fledgling country during much of the 1820s. The present decree is rubricated by both Esteva and his secretary. No copies located in OCLC, though some may be present within larger institutional collections.