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Bulletin of the Provisional Government. No. 2. Buenos Aires, December 9, 1828.

Extremely rare. Quarto (29.3 x 20.5 cm. 11.53 x 8.07 in.), 2 pp. Double column text. Good copy preserved in a modern folder with golden titles. In the Enrique Peña Library, the most important in newspapers, it is clear that of the 27 issues published, it only had the deliveries 3, 6, 11, 26 and 27. Palcos, for his part, studied the existing collection at the University in 1934 Nacional de La Plata, where the numbers 1, 9, 11, 13, 20, 26 and 27 were kept. The Mitre Museum library does not have copies of this newspaper.

General Lavalle's government began as a result of the movement that displaced Colonel Manuel Dorrego. Determined to defeat him on the battlefield, he went to the campaign and appointed Guillermo Brown, who assumed on December 6, 1828 as deputy governor, to replace him in his duties. We read in this issue of the Bulletin that the people and army officers confidently received the sailor in his new position, and that the campaign news indicates that "Rosas and Dorrego were in Lobos yesterday with the people they have been able to gather”. Later it is stated that "the desertion that he (for Dorrego) suffers is daily and numerous”. Three days later, the former governor was captured and on December 13 Lavalle ordered his execution.


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