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ties in order to enable them to do the same in all the towns within their
limiits.
The supreme executive power shall regard it as understood, and take
the necessary measures to carry it into effect, causing it to be printed
published and circulated.
Lorenza de Zavala, President: Manuel de Viya y Cosio, Deputy Secretary;
Epigmenio de la Piedra, Deputy Secretary.
In consequence we enjoin on all tribunals, justices, commanders, governors
and other authorities as well civil as military and ecclesiastical.
of whatever class and dignity, that they observe and cause to be
observed, accomplished and executed the present decree in all its parts.
You will therefore hold it understood for its execution and take suitable
dispositions to have it printed, published and circulated.
In the National Palace of Miexico, 4th October, 1824.
ruadalupe Victoria, President; Nicholas Bravo Miguel Dominguez,
A. D. Juan Guzman.
Which is made known to you for your information and its accomplisment.-May
God preserve you many years.
Mlexico, 4th October, 1824.
JUAN GUZMlAN.
The iSupreme Executive Power appointed provisionally by the sovereign
congress of the nation, to all to whom these presents shall come,
greeting; Know ye that the said sovereign congress has decreed and
sanctioned the following
FEDERAL CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED MEXICAN
STATES.
In the name of Almighty God, supreme author and legislator of society.
The general constituent congress of the Mexican nation in discharge
of the duties imposed upon it by its constituents in order to fix
their political independence, to establish and consolidate their liberty
and to promote their prosperity and glory decree as follows:
CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED IEXICAN STATES.
TITLE I.
Only Section.
Of /le ifexican i ation, its Territorv anld Religion.
ART. 1. The Mexican nation is for ever free and independent of the
Spanish government and of every other power.
ART. 2. Its territory comprehends the former vice-royalty of New
Spain, the captain-generalship of Yucatan. the former commandancies
of the internal provinces of the east and west and Upper and Lower
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Gammel, Hans Peter Mareus Neilsen. The Laws of Texas, 1822-1897 Volume 1. Austin, Texas. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth5872/. Accessed July 24, 2014.