[CATHOLIC CHURCH]. PATIÑO, Francisco. Exposicion que el senor vicario capitular hace al soberano congreso con motivo a ley sobre ocupacion de bienes ecleslasticos. Mexico City: Imprenta de la Sociedad Literária, á cargo de Agustín Contreras, calle de Santa Clara N. 23, 1847. [1-3] 4-8 pp., 8vo (22 x 13 cm), original blue printed wrappers, stitched. Wrappers slightly dampstained and wrinkled, spine partly split. Interior lightly wrinkled and dog-eared. Rare. Only seven copies on OCLC.
First edition. Not in usual Mexican-American War sources.
Another protest by a member of the church against the government’s plan to raise a forced loan against the church to finance the war. He argues in part that the services the church provides to Mexican society would be severely compromised by such an action and that there might be public backlash if they were curtailed.