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Do It While There Is Still Time

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[TEXAS]. GOROSTIZA, Manuel Eduardo de. Dictámen leido el 3 de junio de 1840 en el Consejo de Gobierno, sobre la cuestion de Texas. Mexico City: Imprenta de la Casa de Correcion, 1844. [4], [1] 2-21 [1, blank] pp. 12mo (16.5 x 11 cm), original yellow printed ornamental wrappers. Upper right corner supplied in expert facsimile, slight foxing, otherwise very good.

First edition. Eberstadt, Texas 162:344. Streeter 999.

An important statement urging the reconquest of Texas. “The statement...urged Mexico to attempt to recover its former Texas territories before further American immigration into the region made this impossible.... Gorostiza says the task of reconquering Texas is much more difficult than it would have been four years earlier, but that it still should be attempted” (Streeter). He declares, “Esta guerra es guerra de raza, de religion, de lengua y de costumbres...” (p. 19). He urges Mexicans to set aside their differences to accomplish this important objective.


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