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AUCTION 24

All is Forgiven

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265.    

[MEXICAN ARMY]. MEXICO. LAWS (May 22, 1847). Ministerio de Guerra y Marina. Seccion Central—Mesa 3a. [Mexico City, 1847]. [2] pp. 4to (21.5 x 15.5 cm). Very fine.

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

A law of 22 May 1847 concerning release of army members from jail. Santa-Anna orders the release of all soldiers held in jails, provided their crimes were not serious. He references the crumbling situation of the Mexican army shortly after the Battle of Cerro Gordo (“las bajas ocurridas en nuestro Ejército”).

($100.00-$200.00)

Auction 24 Abstracts

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