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AUCTION 24

<p>July 5, 1847</p>


314.    

MICHOACÁN. Three broadsides issued by the state of Michoacán concerning various aspects of the war. All are rare. No copies on OCLC.

[1] OCAMPO, Melchor. El Gobernador del estado de Michoacán, á todos sus habitantes, sabed: que. [Morelia, 1847]. Dated in type July 5, 1847. Broadside: 32 x 22 cm. Old stab holes in left margin, otherwise fine. On embossed paper.

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

The governor comments on “la gran dificultad que se hà presentado para la consecucion de caballos proprios para la guerra, sin embargo que los agentes de este gobierno han presentadose á buscarlos con el dinero suficiente para su pago inmediato.” As a consequence of that lack, the government imposes a requirement that people contribute one horse and rider based on a complicated formula concerning personal wealth. The horses had to be a certain height, be between five and eight years old, and of “colores obscuros.”

[2] OCAMPO, Melchor. El Gobernador del estado de Michoacán, á todos sus habitantes, sabed: que. [Morelia, 1847]. Dated in type July 10, 1847. Broadside: 32 x 22.5 cm. Old stab holes in left margin, right margin a little chipped, otherwise fine.

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

The government demands that any treaty with the United States include the provision that all American forces evacuate the country and that complete indemnification be paid.

[3] ORTIZ DE AYALA, Joaquín. El Vice Gobernador del estado de Michoacán, en ejercicio del supremo poder ejecutivo, à todos sus habitantes, sabed que el Congreso del mismo estado á decretado lo que sigue. [Morelia, 1847]. Dated in type November 5, 1847. Broadside: 31.5 x 22 cm. Old stab holes in left margin, light crease, otherwise fine. On embossed paper.

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

Congress declares that if circumstances require it to change venues, it will meet in Uruapan.

($200.00-$400.00)

Auction 24 Abstracts

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