Scarce first printing of the Law of March 12, 1828; Issued by the Mexican Department of the Interior to restrict the immigration of U.S. citizens to Mexican Texas

  • The Law of March 12, 1828.
  • The Law of March 12, 1828.

The Law of March 12, 1828.


Item Number: 92482

Mexico: Departamento del exterior, 1828.

Scarce first printing of this law decree issued on March 12, 1828 by the Mexican Department of the Interior ordering the deportation of foreign citizens without passports and imposing restrictions on foreign colonization and land sales to non-naturalized citizens. Quarto, three pages, with some underlining to the text. This decree precedes the better known Law of April 6, 1830 which prohibited immigration by U.S. Citizens to Mexican Texas in an effort to prevent the border state from being annexed by the United States. In near fine condition. There are no copies of this edition recorded in OCLC. A scarce and desirable piece of both Mexican and American History.

Between 1821 and 1836, the geographical region of modern-day Texas was a province of Mexico composed primarily of indigenous settlers as well as Mexican nationals and Ango-American settlers. As Mexican officials became increasingly concerned about the potential annexation of the province by the United States, several laws were enacted imposing restrictions on U.S. immigration which ultimately resulted in the Texas Revolution and annexation of Texas as the 28th state of the U.S. in 1845.

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