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Barragan, Miguel (1789-1836) Proclamation by Mexican Pres. Barragan making Los Angeles a city (in Spanish)

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06283 Author/Creator: Barragan, Miguel (1789-1836) Place Written: Mexico Type: Document Date: 23 May 1835 Pagination: 1 p. ; 30 x 21 cm.

Broadside proclamation printed in Spanish, raising Los Angelos in Alta California from a "pueblo" (village) to a "ciudad." Proclamation of the President of Mexico.

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