MEXICAN DECREE ESTABLISHING THE DEPARTMENT OF TEXAS (TEN MONTHS AFTER THE REPUBLIC OF TEXAS). [DIVIDING THE COUNTRY INTO AS MANY DEPARTMENTS AS THERE FORMERLY WERE STATES, SEPARATING COAHUILA FROM TEXAS, AND AUTHORIZING THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT TO LOCATE THE CAPITAL OF TEXAS WHERE MOST CONVENIENT WHEN ORDER IS RE-ESTABLISHED THERE]. "EL SR OFICIAL MAYOR ENCARGADO DEL MINISTERIO DE RELACIONES CON FECHA : 20 DEL PROXIMO PASADO DICIEMBRE ME DICE LO QUE SIGUE...EL PRESIDENTE INTERINO DE LA REPUBLICA MEXICANA SE HA SERVIDO DIRIGIRME EL DECRETO QUE SIGUE..." Circular Num. 86
Place Published: San Luis Potosí, México
Publisher: Gobierno del Departamento de San Luis Potosi
Date Published: 7 January 1837
Size: 12 1/4 x 8 1/2 inches; s
Book Id: 109371
Justo Corro, as interim president of Mexico, sets forth a new arrangement of departments, creating the Department of New Mexico, the Department of the Californias (alta y baja), and more. Most notably, the Department of Coahuila y Tejas was divided into two departments. As Texas was by that point under other management, this at least allowed Coahuila to function as a normal department. Article 4 declares that a new capital for Tejas would be established once order was restored. This printing was done by the department of San Luis de Potosí, 8 days after the original 30 December 1836 decree, and is signed in type by its governor Juan José Domínguez and secretary Francisco Estrada. This printing not found in OCLC.