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Santa-Anna Resigns


[MEXICAN GOVERNMENT]. SANTA-ANNA, Antonio López de. El Gobernador del Estado, á sus habitantes, sabed. San Luis Potosí, 1847. Dated in type September 16, 1847, and September 19, 1847. Broadside: 31 x 21.5 cm. Very fine. On embossed paper.

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

San Luis Potosí issue of Santa-Anna’s resignation, in which he admits defeat by the U.S. forces and reviews the country’s confused status. He attempts to name a triumvirate to succeed him, including Herrera as president, but that was subsequently declared unconstitutional by the president of the supreme court, Manuel de la Peña y Peña, who himself assumed the office of provisional president on September 26.


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