May 5, 1829
The government has taken upon itself to dispatch the following decree, dated February 29 of the current year.
The Constitutional Head of State, in the fulfillment of his reestablished authority, under the protection of the allied army, using the powers invested in him by the 1826 legislature, has seen it fit to agree and has placed me in charge of the execution of the following
Considering that the current municipalities have not been named with the necessary liberty since their individuals were chosen under an oppressive force, I feel it necessary to decree;
1st. That the people of this City be summoned by way of direct proclamation so that the primary elections can be held next Sunday and the regional mayors and trustees can be chosen immediately on the next holiday.
2nd. That the primary elections be held on Sunday 29 of the current year in the district capitals and the rest of the towns in this province.
3rd. That the same renewal be done in the State departments , as soon as they rid themselves of the yoke that oppresses them.
The secretary of Governance will make sure this decree is carried out.
Antigua Guatemala February 29, 1829–Mariano Zenteno —
I involve you in case the circumstances of war will not allow, as has been the case up until now, its execution; this way you have it in the villages that compose your rule.
Guatemala May 5, 1829.
Handwritten in pencil by unknown annotator. ↵
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