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“Dejad, pues, de ser engañados por gobiernos que os abandonan”


[PUEBLA]. WORTH, William Jenkins. A los habitantes de Puebla. Cuartel general. Puebla, mayo 28 de 1847. [Puebla, 1847]. Dated in type, Cuartel general del ejército, May 28, 1847. Broadside: 29.3 x 22.5 cm. Creased where formerly folded, lower right margin chipped, fold split slightly into title. Rare. Only one copy on OCLC.

First edition. Eberstadt 964.

Warns citizens not to be deceived by a government that has abandoned them and fled: “Dejad, pues, de ser engañados por gobiernos que os abandonan y por personas inquietas que por sus particulares intereses desean mantenernos en continua alarma.” Assures them that the army will treat them with leniency and will repay them for any appropriated property. Points out that thus far troops who have abused the populace have been punished but that any citizen who has hurt American troops has not even been arrested, must less punished. At end prints Scott’s order 158 maintaining Worth’s authority. Americans occupied Puebla on May 15.


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