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Establishing Military Control over Puebla

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[PUEBLA]. UNITED STATES. ARMY. GENERAL ORDERS. Two orders issued by William Worth very shortly after Puebla was occupied.

[1] Cuartel General, Puebla, Mayo 16 de 1847. [1]-2 [2, blank]. 12mo (22.7 x 14.2 cm), separate sheet. Moderate stains. Overall good.

First edition. Garrett & Goodwin, p. 504. Streeter Sale 276.

“This is the general order issued by General Worth on taking over Puebla that added fuel to the already bitter relations between Worth and his superior, General Winfield Scott, and became the subject of a court of inquiry. The conciliatory tone of the order was in accordance with Scott’s policy, but the clause saying that existing Mexican laws could be enforced by the local authorities was in conflict with a general order given by Scott at the opening of the campaign. A critic of Worth’s order remarked that ‘Worth-not Puebla-surrendered’” (Streeter Sale).

Announces that Puebla is occupied and that supplies necessary to the army will be available to them.

[2] Cuartel General, Puebla, Mayo 27 de 1847. Broadside: 23 x 14.6 cm. Old folds. On green paper. Contemporary ink docket on verso, “Decree on internal customs.”

First edition. Garrett & Goodwin, p. 504.

A decree that outlaws all taxes and imposts on goods that the army may need. Extends thirty leagues on either side of the National Road (“la linea de marcha y de operacion”).


These decrees established the basis of U.S. control over the city. Puebla is on the road from Veracruz to Mexico City and surrendered just two days prior without a shot being fired.


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