Lot 783

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(1830 - 1915) President of Mexico whose dictatorial regime managed to bring peace and prosperity to Mexico until he was overthrown by Madero. Partly-printed D.S. as President in Spanish with official Mexican government seals and stamps from the Secretarua de Fomenta, Colonizacion e Industria, 4pp. folio, Mexico City, July 12, 1899, titled "Titulo Numero 9858" in which Diaz authorizes the Descubridora Mining and Foundry Company, formed by former Arizona legislator DAVID GOUGH and a subsidiary of William Rockefeller's American Smelting and Refining Company (ARASCO), to mine the Descubidora area A in Mexico's Durango region. Gough (would remain in Descubridora and purchase Area B from Diaz in 1901 for the newly-formed Mexico Mining and Smelting Company. Along with a surveyed plan for mining operations signed by Gough, dated Nov. 5, 1898. Slight yellowing at edges and moderate creasing and separations, very good condition. Two pieces.

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June 4, 2010 11:00 AM EDT
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