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<p>Ex. Doc. No. 62</p>


UNITED STATES. CONGRESS. DOCUMENTS. Volume 8 of a 9-volume set of congressional documents, here containing documents 61-77. Various paginations. 8vo (23 x 15 cm), original law sheep with three gilt-lettered spine labels. Spine with horizontal crack, upper joint and hinge cracked, corners bumped and rounded, scuffed, front flyleaf loose. With printed label of the House of Representatives Library on upper cover and several of its ink stamps throughout the volume. All documents are 30th Congress, First Session, House of Representatives.

The following items relate to the Mexican-American War.

[1] Regulars and Volunteers Engaged in the Mexican War. May 4, 1848. [1] 2-86 pp. Executive document 62. Garrett & Goodwin, p. 295. Contains valuable, extensive tables documenting all the volunteer troops.

[2] Persons Employed in the Naval and Marine Service. June 23, 1848. [1] 2-3 [3, blank] pp. Executive document 67. Tables show strength at beginning of war and subsequent enlistments and place of origin for sailors.

[3] Treaty with Mexico. July 22, 1848. [1] 2-72 pp. Executive document 69. Garrett & Goodwin, p. 287. Haferkorn, p. 26. The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo.

[4] New Mexico and California. July 24, 1848. [1] 2-49 [1, blank] pp. Executive document 70. An important document, printing for the first time a number of confidential dispatches involving the Bear Flag Revolt, the death of Governor Bent, the seizure of California and New Mexico, and related events.

[5] Strength of the Army at the Close of the Mexican War. July 28, 1848. [1]-2 pp. Executive document 74. Tutorow 1623. After discharges following the war, total troop strength is 8,866, with a potential authorized total number of 17,142. Those totals represent the country’s continued paranoia about a large standing army.

[6] Instructions to Messrs. Sevier and Clifford. August 2, 1848. [1]-2 pp. Executive document 75. Tutorow 1708. Sevier and Clifford were U.S. negotiators with the Mexican government. Polk declines to provide the requested instructions.

[7] Peace Establishment-Number of Indians in Oregon, California and New Mexico, &c. August 2, 1848. [1] 2-12. Executive document 76. Herein the nation attempts to come to grips with potential native populations in the newly conquered areas.


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