Havana. Sept. 20, 1813. p. plus integral blank. Folio. Old fold lines. Moderately chipped and worn at edges. Evenly tonned. Contemporary manuscript notations. Good. Item #WRCAM46891
A rare Havana imprint. As Spanish power in the New World was waning, its grip on Cuba was threatened by domestic and foreign intruders. This decree, issued by Fernando VII on June 17, 1813 and printed on September 20, orders the annulment of all criminal cases. This amnesty policy, extended to other areas of New Spain as well, sought to placate opposition forces. It calls on all levels of government to announce and enforce the decree. It is endorsed in manuscript.