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The Surrender of Monterrey


[MONTERREY, BATTLE OF]. Interesante. Text begins: “Términos de la capitulacion de la Ciudad de Monterrey....” [Saltillo, 1846]. Dated in type September 24 and October 1, 1846. Broadside: 32 x 22 cm. Marginal chipping and a few tears. Very rare. No copies reported on OCLC.

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

Formal surrender of Monterrey to U.S. forces, with conditions in nine articles, including provisions that Mexican troops must leave in seven days, taking with them some of their arms. The Cathedral, which was serving as an ammo dump, must be evacuated immediately, although the rest of the city will not be occupied until Mexican troops depart. A truce line is also established. The agreement infuriated Polk, who ordered it cancelled, with the result that hostilities resumed. A basic Mexican-American War document. The U.S. Military Academy holds an original manuscript of this document.


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