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    Linares, Nuevo Leon Archive contains nine letters relating to the Texas Revolution, the Republic of Rio Grande, the ongoing Federalist-Centralist struggles, and the Pastry War. The letters, all in Spanish, convey interesting insight into the daily affairs of Linares, a small Mexican town that was often caught in the middle of the Mexican military struggles of the late 1830s.
    (1) Joaquin Garcia Autograph Letter Signed. Two pages, 6" x 8.25", November 7, 1838, Monterrey, to Pedro Jose Garcia. Joaquin reports that Licenciate Jose Antonio Canales has taken arms and munitions from the Camargo city council buildings and is heading for Monterrey or Montemorelos. Frayed left edge; fine.
    (2) Gregorio de la Garza Manuscript Circular. One page, 8.5" x 12", January 7, 1840, Cruillas, to the prefects of Nuevo Leon, concerning General Mariano Arista, who defeated the movement to establish the Republic of the Rio Grande in 1840. Toned with folds; fine.
    (3) Pedro Jose Garcia Manuscript Circular. Three pages, 8" x 11.75", December 8, 1838, Linares, to the ayuntamiento of Linares. Garcia, the prefect of Linares, transmits an order from December 3 which announced the opening of the Pastry War with France. The order called for the organizing of a cavalry company and an infantry company for the defense of Nuevo Leon. With folds and some ink-burn; fine.
    (4) Pedro Jose Garcia Manuscript Circular. Four pages, 8" x 12", December 10, 1838, Linares, to the Linares chief magistrate. Garcia communicates a letter from Colonel Francisco Gonzalez Pavon at Reynosa which states that rebels have captured Matamoros and forced the retreat of Colonel Pedro Ampudia. According to Pavon's letter, some of the rebels had taken stolen horses across the Rio Grande into Texas. Toned with ink-burn; fine.
    (5) Pedro Jose Garcia Manuscript Circular. Four pages, 8.5" x 12", December 12, 1838, Linares, to Linares' City Council. Garcia orders the enlistment of the cavalry and infantry companies [see above letter number three]. In this letter, Garcia also states that enlistees can not leave the city until the forces are perfectly organized. Age-toned with foxing; some ink-burn. Near fine.
    (6) Francisco de la Guerra Valdes Note Signed. One page, 6" x 8.5", February 10, 1840, Linares, to Linares' second magistrate. Valdes, the prefect of Linares, informs the magistrate that the cattle and other aid requested for Col. Ampudia could be facilitated at a fair price. Toned; fine.
    (7) Francisco de la Guerra Valdes Note Signed. One page, 6" x 8.5", February 10, 1840, Linares, to Linares' third magistrate. Valdes orders the magistrate to supply Col. Ampudia with a cartload of wheat straw. Toned; fine.
    (8) Francisco de la Guerra Valdes Note Signed. One page, 6" x 8.5", February 10, 1840, Linares, to Linares' chief magistrate. Valdes sends a list (not present) of the distribution of eighteen horses needed by General Arista. Toned; fine.
    (9) Jose Maria Moreno Note Signed. One page, 6.5" x 8.5", August 12, 1840, Galeana, to the Linares' prefect. Moreno, the Galeana justice of the peace, conveys that on August 8, Generals Valentin Canalizo, Woll, and Conde arrived at Rancho de las Tapias and that the residents provided all necessary assistance so that they could continue their march. Some chipping along edges; fine.


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