Light tanning at edges, a few minor instances of foxing, contemporary and modern inscriptions above text. In a cloth clamshell case, leather label.
An exceedingly rare New Orleans broadside ordering the creation of a fire-fighting company as part of the city's militia, printed during the brief return of France's control of Louisiana between the Spanish and American periods of ownership. The decree, dated Dec. 16, 1803, was published after a disastrous fire the previous night. "This edict promptly orders the creation of a company of militia engineers to form part of the New Orleans militia and to serve in times of emergency; it also directs the municipal council to study means of preventing and controlling fires" (McMurtrie, Louisiana).
Jumonville records copies at Historic New Orleans Collection and Tulane, both McMurtrie and Shaw & Shoemaker list a copy at the University of Alabama, and OCLC adds a copy at Yale.
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