1845 · Mexico
This law promulgated by Interim President Herrera clarifies and defines part 17 of article 134 of the Bases orgánicas (i.e., Santa Anna's constitution of 1843). It declares Chiapas, New Mexico, Texas, and Alta California to be border states: The question being settled was which states were to have their governors appointed by the central government, others being permitted to submit a list of five candidates. Signed in type by Gonzaga Cuevas.
=> Of course, by 1845 Texas was nine years past its 2 March 1836 Declaration of Independence from Mexico and was on the verge of being admitted to U.S. statehood, although Mexico still failed to recognize the fact. But New Mexico and California were still one year from being wrenched away via the Mexican-American War (i.e., La intervención estadounidense en México, La Guerra de 1846).
Not in Streeter (rev.), Texas. Fold as issued. with the integral blank leaf. Pencil notations of a bookseller, including a price code. Very good. (Inventory #: 36688)