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[EPHEMERA]. Five items of ephemera published around the time of the war. All are first editions.

[1] Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores, Gobernacion y Policia [caption title]. [Mexico City, 1844]. Dated in type November 15, 1844. [2] pp. 12mo (20.5 x 15 cm). Left margin slightly uneven, otherwise fine.

Orders a replacement to be appointed for the deceased judge José Sotero de Casteñeda.

[2] El vecindario y la guarnicion de la Ciudad de México, penetrados de la urgentísima necesidad que hay de acudir cuanto antes al grave peligro en que se halla la republica, y considerando. [Mexico City, 1845]. Dated in type August 4, 1845. Broadside in two columns: 32 x 23.5 cm. Right and lower margins moderately chipped.

Denounces the current disorder in the Mexican government, especially “el detestable centralismo,” and demands a return to the 1824 Constitution and the recognition of Santa-Anna as leader of the army. Warns of the rising possibility of war with the U.S. over Texas, a somewhat accurate fear, although war would not break out for nearly a year.

[3] CHIHUAHUA. [Text begins]: “El Ciudadano Lic. Laureano Muñoz, Vice-Gobernador constitucional del Estado de Chihuahua.” [Chihuahua, 1847]. Dated in type May 17, 1847. [1] [3, blank] pp. 12mo (22 x 15.5 cm), folded sheet. Very fine.

Announces the opening of the state Congress.

[4] PELÁEZ, Manuel. El comandante general de los Estados de Chiapas y Tabasco. [Villahermosa?, 1848]. Dated in type October 4, 1848. Broadside: 29.5 x 21.5 cm. Old stab holes in left margin, top margin trimmed just touching title.

Denounces those who are causing public disorder and calls on all citizens to obey the laws.

[5] SAN LUIS POTOSÍ. Memoria con que el gobierno del Estado libre y soberano de San Luis Potosi, en cumplimiento del articulo 113 de la Constitucion, dió cuenta a la séptima legislativa constitucional en el primer periodo de sus sesiones ordinarias. [San Luis Potosí]: Imprenta del estado, à cargo de Ventura Carrillo, [1849] [wrapper title]. [1] 2-11 [1, blank] pp, 22 charts (5 folded). Folio (31 x 21.5 cm), original printed wrappers stitched. Spine perished, wrappers slightly chipped and stained, upper wrapper holed (no loss to text). Slight stain to upper right corner of some leaves, two leaves with small marginal tears. With later ink manuscript note on p. [1].

A thorough review of all aspects of the state in the year after the war ended, complete with profuse statistical analysis in the tables. Covered are jails, taxes, etc. States that because of internal troubles, the forces raised for the war effort have not been disbanded.


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