The graduated tax of the stamp on documents which are issued for the circulation
of money’, will devolve in the future:
1st. On the bills
of exchange (letras de cambio)
2nd. On the warrants
payable to order (libranzas la orden)
3rd On the promissory
notes (pagares); and,
4th. On the letters
of credit for a fixed sum (cartas ordenes de credito porcantidad fija).
The polizas de Bolsa
will not, for the present, be subject to the fee of the stamp; but if they
should be presented in judgment, the sheet of stamped paper corresponding
to the amount, which they express, will accompany them.
(The stamped paper for) the documents of the four kinds refereed to which
are drawn, either for the interior or for abroad, will be facilitated (i.e.,
sold) for account of the State only, in the proper form (such) that the
stamped paper, and all in the same manner as this, will bear the customary
stamps (sellos) or seals (timbres).
They will not circulate except in the form already indicated; since of
that (which is) contrary, in addition to losing its force, the violators
will be subject to the penalties, which will be determined.
Article 4: The cited
documents, stamped for the circulation of money, will be sold, printed,
and in blank, according to the toner of the attached models numbers 1,
2, 3, and 4 (and) one of the other must be used from the present moment;
but the persons who may wish to use their own plates with mercantile emblems
or other countersigns which they use, may purchase in blank the copies
which they need, and make the impression afterward,
provided that the stamps do not suffer any deterioration.
The classes and prices of these same documents will be proportionate to
the amounts, which are drawn on them, in this form:
(reales de plata)
||Up to 2,000
||From 2,001 to
||From 5,000 to
||From 20,001 to
||From 30,001 to
||From 40,001 to
||From 50,001 to
||From 60,001 to
||From 70,001 to
||From 90,001 to
||And from here onward
Article 6: In none
of the expressed documents may larger amounts be drawn than which is
assigned to the same.
Article 7: For the
giro (draft) of each sum there will not be delivered more than one sheet
in the Administration or “estancas”  where they
are sold even though it is in duplicate or in triplicate.
Article 8: The letters
or documents which are made useless by inadvertency of the persons who
may have to satisfy them, may be returned to the Administrations or “estancas”
where they may have been purchased, there being delivered to these who
present them, others of the proper class.
Article 9: The same
documents which, drawn abroad, have to be presented for their realization
at any point of the Kingdom, will not produce obligation nor any other
effect, if they are not accompanied by a stamped and sealed sheet of the
class corresponding to the amount drawn, on which will be entered the acceptances,
crossing out that (which is) not acceptable to this object.