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    Col. Nicolás Mendoza Autograph Letter Signed. 4pp., two sided, 4to, Linares, June 16, 1846. Following the Mexican retreat from the battles of Palo Alto and Resaca de Palma, Mendoza wrote this long letter to Nievas de la Garza, recounting moments from these battles. He also discusses Army finances, and the current plans of Generals Arista and Mejia. Finally, he goes into great detail regarding the conditions of the march to Linares. He relates that on May 17, they "left Matamoros for this city, over a thousand men with the need that each corps bodily carry a cannon because there were no mules to pull them with, and the oxen we used in their place became tired. We walked through the desert, never coming upon even a ranch where we could buy something to sustain us..." Letter is moderately age toned and stained, with paper loss/deterioration at corners. Although in poor condition, the letter has excellent content. From the Taking of Texas Collection.

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