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AUCTION 24

Supporting the Army

<p>Order 395, p. [1]</p>


417.    

[TAXES]. UNITED STATES. ARMY. GENERAL ORDERS. Two orders issued in Mexico City concerning taxes for the army’s support.

[1] Headquarters of the Army, Mexico, December 15, 1847. General Orders 376. [1]-2 [2, blank] pp. 12mo (20.3 x 14 cm), disbound. Left margin uneven and with old stab holes, voids in gutter margin, which is splitting, light vertical crease.

First edition. Eberstadt, p. 73.

Forbids paying taxes to the Mexican government and requires that they be paid to the army for its support. Lotteries are abolished.

[2] Headquarters of the Army, Mexico, Dec. 31, 1847. General Orders 395. [1] 2-4 pp. 12mo (20 x 14 cm), disbound. Left margin uneven and with old stab holes, voids in gutter margin. Signed by H.L. Scott.

First edition. Eberstadt, p. 73. Garrett & Goodwin, p. 400.

A detailed supplement to the above giving the amounts due from each state (e.g., Mexico 668,332, Puebla 424,276, Sonora 5,000) and stating punishments for failure to comply. Barter may be accepted in payment.

 

Important decrees that established the financial underpinning for the army’s occupation.

($400.00-$800.00)

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