Government of the State of Tamaulipas (Mexico) circular, November 17, 1833   Save
Government of the State of Tamaulipas (Mexico) circular, November 17, 1833
Description: Detailed legal document, authored by Governor Francisco Vital Hernandez and co-signed by Gabriel Areos, Secretary of State, of the Mexican region of Tamaulipas announcing laws for colonization projects. Document details 21 Articles of a Law No. 42, pertaining to the colonization of lands between the Rios Grande and Nueces. The document outlines provisions for the importation and naturalization and colonists, rules governing colonial enterprises, and government expectations of and allotments (of land, stock, etc.) to new settlers. Presumably, this document contained laws relevant to Benjamin Lundy's colonization project for freed slaves in Tamaulipas during this time period. Benjamin Lundy (1789-1839) was a prominent Quaker abolitionist best known for his development of abolitionist periodicals. His Genius of Universal Emancipation was first published in 1821 from his home in Mt. Pleasant, Ohio, and enjoyed a wide circulation across the antebellum United States. In the 1820s, the young William Lloyd Garrison came to work for The Genius. Benjamin Lundy traveled widely seeking subscriptions to The Genius, giving talks about the anti-slavery movement, and observing and documenting the conditions of enslaved people across the Americas. He was also involved in the establishment of freed slave colonies in Mexico. View on Ohio Memory.
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Subjects: U.S. colonization; Land settlement; Human rights; United States--Foreign relations--Mexico; Lundy, Benjamin, 1789-1839
Places: Tamaulipas (Mexico)