LAZO ESTRADA, Francisco. Defensa de D. Francisco Lazo Estrada, Redactor del Boletin de la Democracia, contra la acusacion que le hizo D. Ignacio Trigueros, Gobernador del dirtrito [sic] federal, pronunciado ante el jurado de sentencia que se reunió en México el dia 20 de julio del presente año. Agosto de 1847. Toluca: Impreso por Pantaleón Diaz González, 1847. [1-5] 6-32 pp. 8vo (21.5 x 13.5 cm), full twentieth-century tan Mexican tree sheep with red leather spine label. Title slightly foxed, otherwise very good.
First edition. Garrett & Goodwin, p. 76.
Lazo Estrada was accused of publishing a seditious article and being a Yankee collaborator. Lazo Estrada accuses both Santa-Anna and Trigueros, his supposed henchman, of being motivated by malice and caprice. He accuses the latter of failing to properly prepare Mexico City’s defenses against attack. Lazo Estrada also retorts that Trigueros and Santa-Anna have mismanaged the war and gives a detailed defense against the charges. The author, who fought with valor at the Battle of Chapultepec, fled to escape prosecution, but was apprehended and arrested. This pamphlet documents persecutions against the Mexican press during the North American Invasion. Includes discussion of events in Texas.