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Preparations for War


[BRAVO, NICOLAS]. Two documents relating to Nicolas Bravo’s assuming command of the Ejército del Oriente.

[1] MORA Y VILLAMIL, IGNACIO DE. Comandancia General del Departamento de Veracruz. [Veracruz, 1846]. [1] [3, blank] pp. Folio (32.4 x 21.2 cm), folded sheet. Dated in type Veracruz, April 16, 1846. Moderately browned, fold split at right margin, creased where formerly folded, light marginal chipping at bottom margin. With contemporary ink annotations addressing this copy to the commanding general of Yucatán and Mora y Villamil’s paraf.

First edition.

States to Bravo that he is now the chief commander of the Army of the East and that he can expect all help from surrounding areas. Remarks that the United States is making threatening moves by land and sea and that war could break out at any minute. Also announces that Bravo has arrived in Veracruz and is now in command.

[2] El general en gefe de las tropas de los departamentos de Oriente, á sus habitantes. Veracruz: Impreso por Valdés, 1846. Broadside: 34.4 x 22 cm). Dated in type Veracruz, April 16, 1846. Slightly chipped at top margin, small hole in lower left margin. Two ink stamps. Overall, very good.

First edition.

An address in which Bravo urges people to avoid factionalism and loyalty to individuals instead of having devotion to the country. He blames the problems on the Texas rebellion.


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