Broadside-Decree, Guatemala, Guatemala, May 22, 1826 [Translation]

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Leon, Juan José de and Guatemala. Departamento de Gobernacion, Hoja suelta-Decreto, Guatemala, Guatemala, 22 de mayo 1826 (Guatemala, May 22, 1826)

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Title: Broadside-Decree, Guatemala, Guatemala, May 22, 1826 [Translation]
Alternate Title: Decreto de la Asamblea Nacional constituyente de 13 de Enero de 1824. El gefe del Estado de Guatemala
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  • Leon, Juan José de
  • Guatemala. Departamento de Gobernacion
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Publisher: Rice University, Houston, Texas
Publication date: 2010-06-07
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Translation: This document is an English translation of the "Hoja suelta-Decreto, Guatemala, Guatemala, 22 de mayo 1826." Translated by Lorena Gauthereau-Bryson. The language of the original document is Spanish.
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Source(s): Leon, Juan José de and Guatemala. Departamento de Gobernacion, Hoja suelta-Decreto, Guatemala, Guatemala, 22 de mayo 1826 (Guatemala, May 22, 1826)
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  • Broadsides
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  • Proclamations--Guatemala
  • Teachers--Certification--Guatemala
  • Education--Guatemala
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  • Guatemala (nation)

General Ministry of the Government]
for the State of Guatemala

Department of Governance

The Head of the State of Guatemala

The State of Guatemala’s Legislative Assembly has found it fit to decree the following.

The Legislative Assembly of the State of Guatemala, considering: that, by the decree of the National Assembly constituent of the 13 of January 1824, philosophy chairs were ordered to be established in all the villages of the States where they could be given to the teachers who wished to teach for free: that the training of the teachers who are not certified in the school, is carried by this law to the provincial delegations: that that of this State was extinguished by the decree issued on the 11 of November of the same year; and that it is convenient to designate the authority which must substitute it in this express duty, it has found it fit to decree.

Paragraph 1 of article 2 of the National Assembly’s decree constituent of the 23 of January 1824 is hereby amended and substituted in the following manner. The teacher must be certified in philosophy or trained to this effect by the respective Departmental head, previous justification of his aptitude.”

Juan José Flores, Deputy President = Quirino Flores, Deputy Secretary = Jose Mariano Vidaurre, Deputy Secretary.

Chamber of the Council of representatives of the State of Guatemala in the Court on the 20 of May 1826. To the Head of State.Cirilo Flores, President = M. Julian Ibarra= = J. Maria Sta. CruJosé María Santa Cruz = José Bernardo Escobar Secretario.

Therefore: execute. Guatemala April 8, 1826. Juan Barrundia. To the General secretary general of dispatch.

And the Head of State, having instructed that his order be printed, published, and circulated, I communicate this to you according to his orders, accompanying it with a sufficient number of copies for this purpose.= God, Union Liberty.

Guatemala 22 of May 1826.
In accordance with the Executive Power and the Secretary’s illness.

Juan Jose de Leon.

Rice University
Date: 2010-06-07
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