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Implementing the Peace

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[GUADALUPE HIDALGO, TREATY OF]. UNITED STATES. ARMY. GENERAL ORDERS. Headquarters Army of Mexico, Mexico, March 6, 1848. Orders 18. [1] 2-8 pp. 12mo (20 x 13.2 cm), disbound. Left margin uneven and with old stab holes, voids in gutter margins. Papermaker’s mark Ben Field on last leaf. Signed by Lorenzo Thomas.

First edition. Garrett & Goodwin, pp. 406-407.

Publishes the “military convention for the provisional suspension of hostilities” as called for by the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo. The Mexican government is allowed to resume many of its powers, including holding elections, collecting some taxes, and establishing a police force. One unusual provision requires that U.S. troops immediately try to stop Native-American raids. An important example of the administration issues surrounding the termination of the war.


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