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The revolution in Puebla

The Constitucionalistas

When the Constitutionalists took Puebla in August 1914,  in view of the fact that businesses and banks were refusing to accept bank notes from the Northern state banks, the new Comandante Militar, General Francisco Coss, reminded people that notes from all the banks of issue in the Republic were of obligatory circulationPeriódico Oficial, Tomo XCV, Núm. 23, 15 September 1914.

The Zapatistas

When the Zapatistas occupied Puebla on 14 December 1914 the foreign merchants, in a fit of rejoicing (according to a Carrancista newspaper), spontaneously lowered their prices and the troops spent their Chihuahua notes on purchases. When the Constitutionalists retook the town on 4 January 1915 the merchants were left with 600,000 pesos in useless moneyEl Democráta, Veracruz, 14 January 1915.

On 17 September 1915 Coronel Jesús Alcalde and the Presidente Municipal of Ixcamipla, Puebla, Antonio González Carrillo, told Zapata that nobody wanted Chihuahua or Gobierno Provisional notesAGN, Fondo Emiliano Zapata, caja 10, exp 2, f 31.