Mexico: November 24, 1863. A broadside, signed in the print by Jose M. de Garay, Secretario General de la Prefectura. Text in Spanish. 13 3/4 x 9 inches; light staining. Item #3605
At the instructions of the federal government, in order to maintain the laws of morality and decorum in theaters and other houses of entertainment, the secretary and his agents have the authority to enforce those laws and if the laws are not clear they have the authority to decide them, also smoking is prohibited in halls, galleries and boxes used by these shows, with a penalty of a five peso fine or eight days in jail.