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An Ostracized Hero

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WOLL, Adrián. Esposicion presentada al Escmo. Sr. Presidente de la Republica, General Don Mariano Arista, por el ciudadano General Andrian Woll, pidiendo que se le someta a un juicio con el fin de vindicarse de los cargos que le resulten, y se revoque la orden que lo ha proscrito del territorio Mexicano. Mexico City: Imprenta de Ignacio Cumplido, calle de los Rebeldes n. 2, 1852. [1-3] 4-28 pp. 8vo (19 x 13 cm), modern tan marbled wrappers. Title and first few leaves detached. Otherwise fine.

First edition.

Signed and dated in type Adrian Woll, Havana, July 14, 1852. The banished Woll requests that charges against him be dismissed and the sentence of banishment be lifted. He successfully applied for leave in 1845 to go to France to seek treatment for arthritis but failed to renew his application and was declared a deserter. The charge was vacated, and he was allowed back into Mexico by Santa-Anna in 1853.

Woll (1795-1875) was a French soldier of fortune active in Mexican military and political affairs for decades and is especially remembered for his reinvasion of Texas after its independence. He did not participate in the Mexican-American War but reminds the government of his services in Texas.


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