Contrata sobre estanco de varias especies. [text begins:] Los Directores de la Caja Nacional de Descuento en virtud de lo acordado por el Soberano Congreso sobre el Estanco de Tabacos de todas clases Naypes, Licores extrangeros y Té .

ERRAZURIZ OSSA, Francisco Xavier, Domingo Eyzaguirre, Ramón Freire, Diego José Benavente].

Published by (Santiago de Chile), n.pr., dated 23 August 1824., 1824
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Folio (29 x 18.5 cm.), disbound (separated at fold). Caption title. In good condition. Early manuscript foliation in ink. (2 ll.) *** FIRST and ONLY EDITION. Sets out the terms under which Portales, Céa will have a monopoly for trade in tobacco, tea, foreign liquor, and playing cards. Diego Portales (1793-1837), born into a prominent merchant family in Santiago, established Portales Céa y Compañía in 1821, with branches in Valparaiso and Lima. The company was granted a monopoly (estanco) on trade in tobacco, tea, liquor, and playing cards, in return for which they serviced Chile's foreign debt. Unfortunately the government was unable effectively to control such trade, and the company went bankrupt. Its memory lingered in the name of Portales's conservative followers, known as estanqueros.In the 1830s, Portales, as leader of the conservatives and a proponent of a strong central government, was the power behind the president. Since he was largely responsible for the Chilean Constitution of 1833, his political beliefs remained influential for another century.The first document is signed (in print) by Francisco Xavier de Errazuris and Domingo Eyzaguirre; the second (also in print) by Supreme Director Ramón Freire and Minister of Finance Diego José Benavente.*** Briseño I, 80: calling for 5 pp., large 4º. Not located in CCPBE. Not located in Rebiun. Not located in Copac. Bookseller Inventory # 37756

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Title: Contrata sobre estanco de varias especies. [...

Publisher: (Santiago de Chile), n.pr., dated 23 August 1824.

Publication Date: 1824

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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