Guatemala. Asamblea Nacional Constituyente, Hoja suelta-Decreto, San Martin, Guatemala, 30 de septiembre 1826 (San Martin Xilotepeque, Castillo, September 30, 1826)
General Ministry of the Government]
for the State of Guatemala]
Department of Governance.
The Vice-Head of State has directed the following decree:
The Vice-Head of the State of Guatemala.
The State of Guatemala’s Legislative Assembly has found it fit to decree and the Council sanctioned the following:
The State of Guatemala’s legislative assembly, considering: that the State has been attacked and its rights have been scandalously trampled on by the president of the republic: that such proceedings threaten its independence and the federal system that happily governs us. Since the constitution permits granting of explicitly detailed, extraordinary powers to the government, and hoping that the executive can work with the celerity and energy demanded by the circumstances, it has found it fit to decree and has decreed:
Communicate this to the Representative Council for its sanction– Given in the Village of San Martin Xilotepeque on September 26,1827– Nicolas Espinosa, president deputy, Francisco Alburés, deputy Secretary– José Mariano Vidaurre, Secretary deputy.
Chamber of the Council of Representatives of the State of Guatemala in the Village of San Martin on September 30, 1826– To the Head of State, José Maria Santa Crus, Vice president– Mariano Zenteno– Miguel de Talavera– José Bernardo Escobar, Secretary.
And the Vice Head of State, having ordered that it be printed, published, and circulated, communicated this to you, accompanied by a sufficient no. of copies for this purpose. God, Union, Liberty. San Martin September 30, 1826.