Mexico City: Impreso por J.MF. de Lara, 1836. 20pp. Modern red leather, gilt. Bookplate on front pastedown. Small patch of staining in gutter margin of title page and final leaf. Light tanning. Very good. Item #1843
A substantial address by the president of the Mexican congress to the country's people in response to their losses in the Texas Revolution. Meaning to calm the country after the loss at San Jacinto and Santa-Anna’s subsequent capture, Congress assures the nation that the army shall lack for nothing and that victory is certain. The Congress further warns against U.S. ambitions, which they say seek to destroy Mexico from within and without by fomenting internal dissent and extending sovereignty over the entirety of North America. The Texans, meanwhile, are described as nothing more than amoral adventurers -- "Unos hombres sin fé, sin pátria, sin mas unidad que de ambicion."
"Many pages are devoted to extolling the lofty traditions of Mexico and to calls on all Mexicans to unite in quelling the revolt of the Texans. The treaties signed by Santa Anna in Texas are said to have no effect and final victory over Texas is said to be certain" -- Streeter.
Eberstadt 162:619. Palau 148995. Streeter Texas 859.