D. Miguel de Azcuenaga y Basabilvaso Coronel de los Exercitos del Estado, Gobernador Intendente de esta Provincia y Comandante General de Armas


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First edition. 4to. 2pp. Disbound, toned, small chip to upper left margin, but very good. Buenos Ayres, Imprenta de Ninos Expositos,

Printed in the midst of the Argentine War of Independence, Miguel de Azcuénaga here decrees that due to the ongoing demands of the fighting the freeing of slaves be extended to the entire province of Buenos Aires: "del presente año para el rescate de esclavos se hace extensivo á toda la Provincia de Buenos-Ayres." He then makes the provision that the Army of Freemen be augmented by these freed slaves and that the slaves should receive the same salary as members of this army. Anyone caught hiding slaves will be punished by the loss of them.


Miguel de Azcuénaga (175-1833) was an Argentine general who fought in the May Revolution of 1810, was a member of the Primera Junta, and later Governor of Buenos Aires during the period of the First triumvirate.


Rare: OCLC locates copies at JCB, Yale, and NYPL only. Furlong, IV, 2917; Zinny, Bibliografia historica p.100, No.21.

Stock Code: 212175

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