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No Joy in Puebla


PUEBLA. Aviso al publico. [Puebla, 1846]. Dated in type October 3, 1846. Broadside: 31 x 22 cm. Overall light age toning, old stab holes in left margin, light horizontal crease. Overall very good. Rare. No copies on OCLC.

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

A highly unusual order in which the city cancels some scheduled festivities. The only ones allowed are the Te Deum in the cathedral and the civic oration; the procession to the Alameda is cancelled. The reason for the cancellation is given as: “No seria conveniente y razonable que al tiempo mismo en que nuestros desgraciados hermanos de los Estados fronterizos están cubiertos de luto, y en poder del estranjero, nosotros nos distragèramos con paseos y diversiones, que bien podemos reservar para mejores epocas.” The lottery for the benefit of widows and relatives of those killed in the war will still be held, however. The order also asks that firearms be turned in, to be paid for by funds set aside for the festivities.


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