Jordan, John. Serious Actual Dangers of Foreigners and Foreign Commerce in the Mexican States: Useful Information to all Travellers in that Country, and Especially to the Merchants of the United States… Philadelphia: Printed by P. M. Lafourcade, 1826. 4o. marquilla, IV + 52 p.
First edition. Rust stains. Hardcover, spine bound in leather.
The author criticizes the policies of the Mexican government in regards to the entry and residency of foreigners to the country. This work is based on the experience of Orazio de Ateilis, Marquess of Santangelo, a European citizen who was exiled from Mexico. The author includes the complete set of regulations for the entry of foreigners into the country, also including his own point of view. For example, in regards to the port captains who authorized the entry of foreigners, he mentioned,"As soon as any foreigner arrives at a Mexican port, they are subjected to the arbitrary judgement of any of these men who are called "captains of the port", who are often much more ignorant than members of the Inquisition". See page 41.
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