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Blockade Runners

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[NAVAL BLOCKADE]. Two laws concerning vessels that manage to make their way through the American naval blockade.

[1] Ministerio de Hacienda. Seccion 1a [caption title]. [Mexico City, 1846]. [2] [2, blank] pp. Dated in type July 10, 1846. 12mo (22 x 17 cm), folded sheet. Very fine.

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

Allows for entry of foreign and Mexican ships from foreign ports into alternate ports such as Tuxpan, Soto la Marina, and Manzanillo while the American blockade has closed other ports. Establishes customs facilities in the alternate ports.

[2] Ministerio de Hacienda. Seccion primera. [Mexico City, 1846]. Dated in type September 11, 1846. [1] [3, blank] pp. 12mo (21 x 15.5 cm), folded sheet. Very fine.

First edition. Eberstadt 406.

“One of the uncommon decrees concerning an interesting phase of the war—the blockade of Mexican ports by American naval forces. In this one the government extends privileges of lightened taxes on the vessels which do manage to get through the blockade” (Eberstadt).


Two laws that reflect the growing desperation of the Mexican government to acquire both supplies and revenues from imports. The American naval blockade had basically choked off both.


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