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“La fortuna me ha negado sus favores”

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SANTA-ANNA, Antonio López de. Comunicaciones oficiales dirigidas ultimamente al supremo gobierno por el Exmo. Señor general benemerito de la patria D. Antonio Lopez de Santa-Anna. Guadalajara: Imprenta del gobierno, á cargo de J. Santos Orosco, [1848]. [2] pp. Folio in two columns (32 x 22 cm). Margins and corners slightly chipped. Very rare. No copies on OCLC.

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

Reprints two letters from Santa-Anna of January 22, 1848, and February 1, 1848, to the Minister of War lamenting his treatment, the fact his countrymen have turned on him, and that he is headed into exile. Recounts his close encounter with General Lane, whose troops stole most of his belongings. Ends with a warm supportive note appended and signed in type “Muchos Jaliscienses.” A rare, important publication for understanding Santa-Anna and his personal feelings after the war.


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