Private issues

Just as elsewhere in the Republic, Tlaxcala must have had some private issues for use in its factories and on its haciendas.

There are some mentions of abuse. For example in 1908 a newspaper article explained that in the Tlaxcala textile mills of La Elena, La Trinidad and San Manuel, “tokens and tickets are the money which the unfortunate worker is paid with”El Paladin, 30 August 1908 “Siguen las tiendas de raya. Los industriales no cumplen con lo convenido ante el Presidente de la República”.

The only two mentions in the state archives are as follows.

La Testamentaría Trinidad Sánchez Salinas

At some time this firm, in the Hacienda de Atequilla, in Tlaxco, District of Morelos issued vales to pay the workers in the sawmills. There were three denominations: 5c, 20c and 50c and the 5c had a portrait of Bienvenida Yano Sánchez, daughter of María del Carmen Sánchez, owner of the company.

La Providencia

On 8 September 1914 Manuel Concha, from Santa Ana Chiautempan, owner of “La Providencia”, a factory on the banks of the Zahuapúan river that made woollen yarn and fabrics, wrote to the Governor asking for permission to issue vales to pay his workers. The lack of small change made it impossible to make up his weekly wage-bill. He proposed issuing between 200 and 300 pesos in printed notes of 5c, 10c, 20c and 50c, payable to the bearer, acceptable by local businesses and to be exchangeable for government issues of equal value when presented in sums of whole pesos (to be used again on subsequent paydays). He attached examples of the proposed notes. The notes would be retired when the lack of small change had been rectified. The governor gave his approval on 11 SeptemberAHTlax, Fondo Histórico, Sección Revolución Régimen Obregonista, Serie Hacienda y Guerra, Caja 45, Exp. 13, Fs. 10.