AUCTION 23

 

Mexico Drumming up Funds to Reconquer Texas-1842

A Little Too Little a Little Too Late

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549. [TEXAS REVOLUTION]. JUNTA COLECTORA DE DONATIVAS PARA LA GUERRA DE TEJAS. Printed form with blank spaces completed in manuscript: [Text begins] Deseando esta junta corresponder á la confianza que en ella ha depositado el gobierno departamental.... [signed and dated in type and ink manuscript] México, [October 23] de 184[2], Manuel Moreno y Jove, Presidente. Manuel Cordero, Secretario. Tranquilimo de la Vega, Vicepresidente, with their ink paraphs. Addressed on final blank page to Domingo Durán, “Representante pr el Depto de Puebla.” Mexico, 1842. Broadside circular letter with integral blank. 4to (26.5 x 20.7 cm), green wove paper. Stained at upper corners, which are missing (no text wanting).

     First edition. Not in Streeter, other standard sources, or OCLC. No other copy known. By this circular letter the Junta seeks to enlist the cooperation of other patriots in collecting funds or goods to prosecute the war in Texas. In this case, Durán is to cooperate with Luis Carrión in raising funds in his category and giving an accounting of them. Publication of donors’ names is promised.

     The Mexican government had authorized on July 6 of this year the formation of such juntas. The only other known copy of a similar but different publication is one reported for Zacatecas. (See Wilkie, Lilly Texana, 167.) A very rare survival of an ephemeral publication.

($400-800)

Sold. Hammer: $400.00; Price Realized: $490.00.

Auction 23 Abstracts

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