87. [MEXICAN-AMERICAN WAR]. LÓPEZ DE SANTA-ANNA, Antonio. Manifiesto del General de División, Benemérito de la Patria Antonio López de Santa-Anna, á sus conciudadanos [dated at end: March 24, 1848]. Mexico: Imprenta de Navarro, calle de Chiquis núm. 6, 1848. 12 pp. 12mo, disbound. Trimmed closely at top, otherwise fine.
First edition. Garrett & Goodwin, The Mexican-American War, p. 101. Palau 297732. Sabin 76742. Sutro, p. 840. Not in Kurutz & Mathes (The Forgotten War). Following Santa-Anna’s unsuccessful secret negotiations with General Scott, the U.S. capture of Mexico City, and the signing of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo in February, Santa-Anna quickly exiled himself to Jamaica. Addressing the Mexican citizenry on the eve of his departure, he justifies and defends his conduct and motives during the devastating and unwinnable war into which Mexico was forced by the United States. ($300-600)
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