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French adventurer Gaston Raousset declares Sonora (Mexico) to be an independent republic

Count Gaston de Raousset Boulbon, detail
09/21/1852
When Governor Fernando Cubillas of Sonora (Mexico) demands that French adventurer Gaston Raousset and his followers adopt Mexican citizenship or leave the country, Raousset declares Sonora to be an independent republic. (By Brian Bockelman)
Source Citation: 
David F. Marley, Wars of the Americas: A Chronology of Armed Conflict in the New World, 1492 to the Present (Santa Barbara, California:  ABC-CLIO, 1998), 521-22.

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