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Warlike Preparations in Puebla


[MEXICAN ARMY]. VIADAS, J. Mariano. Aviso. [Puebla, 1847]. Dated in type April 16, 1847. Broadside: 31.5 x 21.5 cm. Overall light age toning, two corners slightly chipped, otherwise very good.

First edition. Not in usual Mexican-American War sources.

Orders the second battalion of the national guard to turn out to receive orders at 2 p.m. on Sunday. States that Puebla is threatened by the approach of American troops and that it is necessary to organize resistance “al enemigo de nuestra independencia” who intends to go all the way to Mexico City. Santa-Anna would lose the Battle of Cerro Gordo two days later, and Puebla would be surrendered peacefully about a month later.


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