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AUCTION 24

The Road from Mexico City to Veracruz

Rare Postal History

<p>Order 318, p. [1]</p>


351.    

[POSTAL SERVICE]. UNITED STATES. ARMY. GENERAL ORDERS. Four orders concerning delivery of mail and communications between Mexico City and Veracruz.

[1] Headquarters of the Army, Mexico, October 22, 1847. General Orders 318. [1] [3, blank] pp. 12mo (20.5 x 14.cm), disbound. Signed by H.L. Scott.

First edition. Eberstadt, p. 71. Garrett & Goodwin, p. 393.

“A small train will leave this capital, for Vera Cruz, in the next three or four days, to return in about a month. The letters will be sent to the army post-office up stairs in the same building with the city post-office.... Returning from Vera Cruz, the train will bring back, besides a mail, essential supplies for the army generally.” Warns of severe penalties should “extra baggage or stores, for individual officers or others” be boarded, “and not an ounce of sutler’s goods be admitted into any public wagon.”

[2] Headquarters of the Army, Mexico, Jan. 10, 1848. General Orders 13. [1] [3, blank] pp. 12mo (20 x 14.cm), disbound. Left margin uneven and with old stab holes, light vertical crease. Signed by H.L. Scott.

First edition. Eberstadt, p. 74. Garrett & Goodwin, p. 401.

Gives notice that an escorted wagon train will leave for Veracruz on the 13th.

[3] Headquarters Army of Mexico, Mexico, February 20, 1848. Orders 3. [1]-2 [2, blank] pp. 12mo (20 x 13.5 cm), disbound. Gutter margin separated, light foxing. Signed by Lorenzo Thomas.

First edition. Eberstadt, p. 75. Garrett & Goodwin, p. 405.

Outlines arrangements for regular military mail service between Veracruz and Mexico City, including arrangements for military escorts and postal inspection of packages.

[4] Headquarters Army of Mexico, March 8, 1848. Orders 20. [1] [3, blank] pp. 12mo (20 x 13 cm), disbound. Left margin uneven, gutter margin with voids and separating. With contemporary manuscript corrections. Signed by Lorenzo Thomas.

First edition. Eberstadt, p. 75. Garrett & Goodwin, p. 407.

Announces reestablishment of private stagecoach service between Mexico City and Veracruz, forbids any interference with the line, and lists the stations where horses will be placed.

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