PAREDES Y ARRILLAGA, Mariano. Breve exposicion que el general Mariano Paredes y Arrillaga hace á sus conciudadanos sobre los motivos que le impulsaron á regresar á su Patria. Mexico City: Imprenta de J.M. Lara, calle de la Palma número 4, 1847. [1-3] 4-12 pp. 8vo (21.5 x 14 cm), original brown printed wrappers, typographical border, stitched. Very fine.
First edition. Connor & Faulk 562. Garrett & Goodwin, p. 95. Harper 12:364.
Dated in type September 29, 1847. After successfully overthrowing the government as formed under the Bases orgánicas, General Paredes y Arrillaga assumed control of the executive and ruled Mexico as President (or President ad interim) until July 28, 1846. At that time he was forced from office and went into exile in Europe. This very rare pamphlet is his justification for returning. Briefly, he states that he has come to lend his nation the benefit of his military expertise in its struggle with the invading U.S. forces. Paredes y Arrillaga’s leadership was responsible for the war.