[POLKOS REVOLT]. PEÑA Y BARRAGÁN, Matías de la. El ciudadano Matias Peña y Barragan, general de brigada, a sus compatriotas. [Mexico City, 1847]. Broadside: 33 x 24.5 cm. Lightly wrinkled, right margin chipped and irregular with a few splits.
First edition. Not in usual Mexican-American War sources.
One of several public statements by this leader of the Polkos Revolt that broke out in Mexico City in February, 1847, in protest of Gómez Farías’ plan to tax church properties to pay for the war. Here he attacks the government as unjust and for undermining the country.
Peña y Barragán (1800?-1850) was a career military officer who fought bravely during the battles for Mexico City.