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Picking Up the Pieces

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MEXICO. PRESIDENT (Peña y Peña). Manifiesto del exmo. Sr. Presidente provisional D. Manuel de la Peña y Peña, a la Republica Mejicana publicado à su entrada, en la capital del Estado soberano de Querétaro el dia 13 de Octobre de 1847. Querétaro: I. de Frías, c. de la Flor-baja n. 5 [1847] [wrapper title]. [1] 2-8 pp. 12mo (19.6 x 12 cm), original beige printed wrappers, typographical border, sewn. Very fine.

First edition. Garrett & Goodwin, p. 88. Harper 12:365. Palau 217560.

Dated at end Querétaro, October 13, 1847. After the Mexican Congress was driven from the capital city by the conquering Americans, it took refuge in the city of Querétaro, where from then until the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, Congress held its sessions. Peña y Peña became president eleven days after the U.S. occupation of Mexico City, September 26, and after Santa-Anna relinquished the office on September 16. He then decreed that the capital be moved to Querétaro. He presented this, his inaugural address and very important publication, on arrival in Querétaro on October 13. He circumspectly sued for peace and, though he would end the war immediately, carefully sounded out his hawkish associates for their ideas about continuing it.


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