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Scott Settles a Property Dispute

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[PROPERTY DISPUTE]. LAURENT, Benjamin & Tomás. Vindicacion que hacen Benjamin y Tomas Laurent, confutando la esposicion que dirigo al Excmo. Sr. general en gefe del ejercito norte-americano, el R. Obispado de Cesarea, D. Juan Manuel Yrisarri, con motivo de la ocupacion del precio de una casa perteneciente antes al convento de la Concepcion. Mexico City: Imprenta de Vicente G. Torres, en el ex-convento del Espíritu Santo, 1848. [1-3] 4-47 [1, blank]. 8vo (22.5 x 15.5 cm), original pink printed wrappers, stitched. Spine chipped with loss, wrappers slightly faded and dust-soiled, minor chipping, small stains, foliated. Interior moderately water-stained. Rare. Only a few copies on OCLC.

First edition. Garrett & Goodwin, p. 76 (photocopy only).

The Laurent brothers side of a convoluted property dispute over the purchase of a building from the Convento de la Concepción in Mexico City. The situation got so tangled that finally General Scott had to step in to resolve it, which he did in favor of the brothers. An interesting example of the minutiae of administering an occupied city.


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