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“An extremely interesting piece” (Eberstadt)


[MEXICO CITY, BATTLE OF]. SANTA ANNA, Antonio José de. José Joaquin de Herrera, general de division, comandante general de Mexico, en gefe del ejército que guarnece esta capital. [Mexico City, 1847]. Dated in type September 6, 1847. Broadside: 32 x 22 cm. Three margins tape stained, corners and right margin chipped, left margin reinforced. On embossed paper.

First edition. Eberstadt 286. Harper 12:351. Streeter Sale 262.

Allows all women, children, and foreigners to leave without passports by any gate not blocked by the Americans. “After two Mexican defeats on the outskirts of Mexico City on 20 August, Contreras and Churubusco, Scott demanded that the city surrender. Santa Anna, playing for time, asked for an armistice to discuss peace. The negotiations were fruitless and on 6 September were angrily terminated by Scott. This order was immediately given by Santa Anna” (Streeter).


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