Item #3333 [Manuscript Mexican Decree Concerning Allocations for Defense Against Indian Raids in Four Border States]. Mexico, Native Americans.

[Manuscript Mexican Decree Concerning Allocations for Defense Against Indian Raids in Four Border States]

Durango: March 7, 1869. [3]pp., on a bifolium. Previously bound, with several small stab holes along gutter. Light tanning. Accomplished in highly legible script. Very good. Item #3333

A late 1860s Mexican manuscript decree that sought to expedite payments to four northern states in order to bolster their defenses against attacks and raids by Native American tribes. Here, the President orders the Finance Minister to ensure that the 8,000 pesos allocated monthly for defense to Nuevo Leon, Durango, Coahuila, and Chihuahua, is available to those states on the first of each month. It read, in part:

"Teniendo en consideracion la gran importancia de que se atiendan á los Estados de Coahuila, Chihuahua, Durango y Nuevo Leon con la subvencion de $8,000 mensuales determinada por decreto de 21 de O[ctu]bre último, para la defensa contra los indios barbaros, ha acordado el Presidente de la República, que la communique á [M.?] para que se sirva librar sus órdenes á fin de que con toda la preferencia posible, se situe en los primeros dias de cada mes el importe de dicha subvencion eh las gefaturas de Ha[cien]da de los cuatros Estados, á disposicion de los C.C. Gob[ernad]ores de los mismos, para que se invierta en los gastos de las fuerzas determinadas á la defensa contra los indos barbaros, cuyas fuerzas deben estar sujectas á los subinspectores respectivos conforme al decreto espresado."

An interesting document of Mexico's continued conflicts with Native tribes in its less populated northern states. We locate no printed copies of this decree in OCLC.

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