Decree of the Congreso general, substituting perpetual banishment for the death penalty in the case of certain Texan prisoners of war, but not members of the government and leaders in the revolution. Bando form, 11.5 x 16.5 in., with lower left margin in-cut, with heading "El C. Jose Gomez de la Cortina, Coronel del batallion del Comercia y Gobernador del Distrito," Mexico City, April 18, 1836. [see Streeter, 876]
Streeter located only his copy, which was a 4-page folded pamphlet, but not the bando form. He notes: "This decree was passed in the flush of the victory at the Alamo, applied to those rebellious Texans who surrendered within fifteen days or such greater or lesser time as Santa Anna might fix, and gave Santa Anna the right to fix the times and places of embarkation of those banished. Those not already subject to the death penalty might be punished by ten years imprisonment in interior regions of the Mexican republic, distant at least 70 leagues from the coast and the land frontiers."
Streeter, Thomas W. (1883-1965). Bibliography of Texas, 1795-1845. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1955-1960. Part 2.
Provenance: Property from the Inventory of Rex Stark
Minor toning along the edges, old folds, otherwise excellent.
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