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    Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna Letter Signed. One and a half pages, 8" x 10" (sight), presidential letterhead, Japala, August 6, 1842, to his son. Written as President during Santa Ana's campaigns to unite and maintain control of the Republic. Reads, in full:

    "My esteemed Pedro,
    I remained vexed by your graceful letter of the first of August in which you demonstrate in order the illegalities which, in your view or estimation, have been committed in the summary which has been formed because of Portilla's accusation; but because I do not wish that it fall to me to judge without having concrete circumstances, I have not been able to form, which I demonstrated in my previous letter. Yes, I can assure you, that I will celebrate infinitely should the report of the assessor clear you of the charges which have resulted upon you, and that you vindicate yourself completely.
    As far as your wishes to go on the Yucatan campaign, I regret I cannot accede to them, because Portilla is going on it, you would be at a continual disadvantage and receiving continual embarrassments.
    I will arrange that you distinguish yourself in another way, since I want you to shine, in that I am your extremely affectionate father who wishes you happiness. A.L. Sta Anna."

    During his eleventh presidency, from October 10, 1841, to October 26, 1842, Santa Ana engaged in several military campaigns. Just around the time of this letter, in August 1842, Santa Ana sent four military warships to capture the island of Ciudad del Carmen, a strategic move in response to the Yucatan's continued assertion of independence.

    Framed to an overall size of 19.5" x 16.5" with an image of Santa Anna and a small plaque. Regular folds with wax seal ghosting.


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