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[NEW MEXICO]. The Conquest of Santa Fé and Subjugation of New Mexico by the Military Forces of the United States; with Documents, Embracing the Opinions of the Honourable Thomas H. Benton, Gen. Sam Houston, and others, in Reference to Annexation; and a History of Colonel Doniphan’s Campaign in Chihuahua. By a Captain of Volunteers. Philadelphia: H. Packer & Co., Publishers. Sold by the Booksellers Generally, 1847. [1-2], 3 [1, blank], 7-48 pp. 8vo (24 x 15 cm), original brown wrappers, ornamental border, stitched. Spine slightly chipped, upper wrapper wants lower right corner, lower wrapper chipped, wrappers becoming loose, interior with scattered light foxing.

First edition. Graff 855. Haferkorn, p. 34. Howes S102. Rader 900. Sabin 15888. Streeter Sale 163. Wagner-Camp 129.

A pamphlet prepared to incite the people to take advantage of their “blood-bought heritage.” Contains a brief history of New Mexico and Santa Fé; General Kearny’s command and march; Marcy’s confidential instructions; capture of Santa Fé; annexation; Kearny’s proclamations; Houston’s disclosures; Doniphan’s march; Kearny’s expedition to Alta California; the Mormon Battalion; the Navajo revolt; and the Taos massacre. The information was assembled from various sources.


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