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Mexican Draft Law to Defend Against Los Bárbaros

92. [MEXICAN-AMERICAN WAR]. MEXICO (Republic). PRESIDENTE SUSTITUTO (Pedro María Anaya). Ministerio de Guerra y Marina.... sabed: Que el Soberano Congreso constituyente a tenido á bien decretar lo que sigue.... Para llevar al cabo la guerra que la nación sostiene contra los Estados-Unidos del Norte.... [Decree of April 8, 1847, drafting men into Mexican armed services to repel the U.S. invasion]. [Dated and signed in print at end]: México, Abril 9 de 1847. | Gutierrez. 4-page folder printed on pp. [1] (21.5 x 15 cm), wove paper. Very fine.

     Eberstadt 412: “An interesting decree issued in desperation over the shortage of men ordering into service all men capable of bearing arms, and setting up government depots for the provisioning of these new troops.” Kurutz & Mathes (The Forgotten War), p. 57. Not in Garrett & Goodwin (The Mexican-American War), Harper, Tutorow. ($150-300)

Sold. Hammer: $150.00; Price Realized: $176.25

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