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AUCTION 20

133. [MEXICAN-AMERICAN WAR]. PUEBLA (Mexican State). GOBERNADOR (José Rafael Isunza). José Rafael Isunza Gobernador constitucional del Estado libre y soberano de Puebla, Á sus habitantes, Sabed: Que con el interesante fin de salvar del mejor modo posible el decoro del gobierno, en caso de que el ejército invasor ocupe esta capital.... [Decree of April 30, 1847, announcing that if the U.S. occupies Puebla the government will move to Atlixco]. [Dated and signed in print at end]: Puebla, á 30 de Abril, 1847, J. Rafael Ysunza [and] Manuel Orozco y Berra. Broadside (31.5 x 21 cm), wove paper. Except for minor wrinkling and a few tiny holes in the blank margins, very good.

     First edition. Not in Garrett & Goodwin, The Mexican-American War. This is yet another manifestation of the governmental disarray brought on by the U.S. invasion of Mexico, although in this case the contingency plan proved prudent. U.S. troops did in fact occupy Puebla in mid-May. ($200-400)

Sold. Hammer: $375.00; Price Realized: $440.63

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