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AUCTION 24

They’re Going to Enslave Us All


217.    

Infame politica de los Estados Unidos de America, y suerte que se nos espera á los Mexicanos si no defendemos nuestra independencia. [At lower center]: Impreso en México, y reimpreso en San Luis Potosi por un eclesiástico amante de su religion y de su pátria. San Luis Potosí: Imprenta del Estado en Palacio, à cargo de Ventura Carrillo, [after November, 1846]. Broadside: 31 x 21.3 cm. Right margin slightly irregular. Very fine. Rare. Only two copies on OCLC. On embossed paper.

Second edition. Not in usual Mexican-American War sources.

Dated from the fall of Tampico in November, 1846. A squib purporting to be a document about U.S. plans for Mexico. Among the objectives are to get Mexicans to kill one another by introducing anarchy, seizing all church property, and enslaving the entire populace: “¿Por qué los mexicanos, sus mujeres é hijos no han de ser nuestros esclavos? ¡Sublime pensamiento!”

($200.00-$400.00)

Sold. Hammer: $200.00; Price Realized: $245.00.

Auction 24 Abstracts

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