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Pingenot Auction, Lot 206

206. [MEXICAN-AMERICAN WAR]. PEÑA Y PEÑA, Manifiesto del Exmo. Sr. Presidente Provisional...á la República Mexicana publicado á su entrada en la capital del estado soberano de Querétaro el dia 13 de octubre de 1847. Querétaro: I. de F. Frias, October 13, 1847. 8 pp. 8vo, original beige printed wrappers, title within typographical border, sewn. Very fine, in blue cloth folding case.
         First edition. Garrett, The Mexican-American War, p. 88. Palau 217560. Not in Haferkorn or Tutorow. See Bancroft V, p. 527. After being driven from the capital city by U.S. Army of Occupation, Mexican Congress took refuge in the city of Querétaro until the Guadalupe Hidalgo Congress opened. This publication is the address of the provisional president of Mexico upon his entry into Querétaro. Pingenot: Peña y Peña, president of the Supreme Court, assumed the office of provisional president of the republic on September 26, 1847, after the fall of Mexico City to American forces. This rare pamphlet, published less than three weeks after he assumed the presidency, was issued on the occasion of the government’s relocation to the state and city of Queretaro. In his Manifiesto, Peña y Peña says that the war with the United States (then still in progress) has caused [the nation] untold disasters... [including] the blood of our compatriots that has run in torrents. (pp. 5-6).