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AUCTION 24

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[MEXICAN ARMY]. A group of four 1847 publications relating to the Mexican army.

[1] Juan Soto, gobernador constitucional del Estado libre y soberano de Veracruz, á sus habitantes, sabed: Que el honorable Congreso del Estado ha decretado lo siguente. [Xalapa, 1847]. Dated in type February 8, 1847, and February 15, 1847. Broadside: 32 x 21 cm. Right margin irregular, some minor chipping. With contemporary ink manuscript note at bottom stating it was published on April 17, 1847.

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

A decree governing military uniforms and dress for the national guard, cavalry, etc.

[2] Domingo Ibarra, gobernador constitucional del Estado libre y soberano de Puebla, a sus habitantes. [Puebla, 1847]. Dated in type February 27, 1847, and March 2, 1847. Broadside: 30 x 22 cm. Old stab holes in left margin, left margin with horizontal tear.

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

Concerns arming and recruiting soldiers for the national guard up to 5,000 men and methods to pay for their expenses. Included in the call-up are single men and husbands and widowers who have no children. Other categories are reserved for only extreme cases (e.g., men taking care of elderly parents).

[3] Valentín Canalizo, General de Division y en gefe del Egército de Oriente, á los habitantes del Estado libre y soberano de Veracruz hago saber. [Xalapa, 1847]. Dated in type April 4, 1847. Broadside: 30.5 x 22.5 cm. Creased where formerly folded, old stab holes in left margin, minor stains.

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

Canalizo requires all men between sixteen and fifty to report for military duty within twenty-four hours and for others to turn in whatever firearms they possess. Finally, nobody may pass the lines without a passport.

[4] N. 37. Felipe Cosio, Gobernador constitucional del Estado de Aguascalientes, a sus habitantes, sabed: Que los señores secretarios del honorable Congreso del mismo me han comunicado el decreto que sigue. [Aguascalientes, 1847]. Dated in type May 4, 1847. [2] pp. Folio (32.2 x 22 cm). Right margin slightly chipped and lightly stained.

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

Orders all men without a legal exception to report for military duty. Reprints article 10 of Decree 34 concerning the requirement.

 

A series of documents that reflects the deteriorating situation in eastern Mexico and the army’s need for men and arms.

($200.00-$400.00)

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