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The Announcement of the Polkos Revolt


[POLKOS REVOLT]. SIERRA Y ROSA, Ignacio. Ministerio de Relaciones Esteriores e Interiores [caption title]. [Mexico City, 1847]. Dated in type February 27, 1847. [2] [2, blank] pp. 12mo (21.2 x 15.5 cm), folded sheet. With Sierra y Rosa’s paraf, which has bled through to p. [1]. On embossed paper. Very fine. Rare. No copies on OCLC.

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

By this circular letter Sierra y Rosa announces the Polkos Revolt, which had broken out on this day in Mexico City. He states, however, that some units have remained loyal to the government and that those participating in the revolt are disloyal to the country. The revolt prevented any relief from reaching Veracruz in time to stop Scott. This is the earliest announcement of the revolt.


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