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Domingo Pantaleon Alvares de Abreu, Arzobispo Obispo de la Puebla de Los Angeles, del consejo de su Magestad, assistente del Sacro Solio, &c.: por quanto conviene el que se averigue, y justifique con la mayor claridad, y distincion las personas de razon, Españoles, Mulatos, Mestizos, y demàs que no son Indios, que tratan, y comercian la bebida del Pulque

    Decree regulating the sale of agave and pulque. An effort to regulate commerce in pulque, the traditional alcoholic beverage made from agave sap, particularly as conducted by non-Indians. The decree is undated, but dates from Alvares de Abreu's term as bishop of Puebla (1742-1763) The regulations apply to those cultivating maguey (agave) on their own lands or on leased plots and sell their produce to Mexican Indians, who then extract pulque for their own benefit and enjoyement. The regulations also apply to those non-Indians who sell (but do not cultivate) agave. According to John Kicza, even as late as 1784 Puebla and Oaxaca were the only cities in Mexico other than Mexico City with pulque trades large enough for the Spanish to regulate.

Date

  • circa 1750

Creator

  • Lou Emma Wilson Mexicana Endowed Fund

Language

  • English

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Publisher

  • University of Kentucky

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Identifier

  • 2020ms105

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