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36. [BORDERLANDS]. UNITED STATES. PRESIDENT.
(Chester A. Arthur). Mexican Claims. Message from the
President of the United States, Transmitting a Report and
Accompanying Papers Relative to the Payment of Claims
Specified in the Fifth Section of the Act of Congress
approved June 18, 1876. Washington: HRED103, 1884. 788
pp. 8vo, original three-quarter black morocco over marbled
boards, spine with gilt lettering and raised bands. Some
shelf wear, hinges split (but strong), interior fine.
Pastedowns with contemporary ink ownership inscription and
notes. Occasional underlining and notes by a later
First edition. Relates to the final settlement of the accrued claims since the 1848 Treaty of Guadalupe, including detailed evidence and rebuttal. Much on the La Abra Mining claim and seizure of cotton during the Civil War.