Anastasio Bustamante Manuscript Letter Signed as President of Mexico "Anasto Bustamante," two pages, 7.5" x 12.25", front and verso. Mexico City, March 1, 1838. To S. A. Massena, Prince d'Esling, Duc de Rivoli and President of the Society General of Shipwrecks. In French, with partial translation. In part: "The letter which you did me the honor to address to me...informs me that the 'Society generale des naufrages' [shipwrecks] in the interest of all nations, of which you are the worthy president, propose to apply the means of lifesaving along the maritime coast of Mexico and as soon as it receives the necessary authorization from the government of this republic, will direct one of her principle agents to conclude the matter so important to humanity..." Bustamante and Santa Anna led a revolt against Mexico's President Vincente Guerrero in 1829 and Bustamante served as President from 1830-1832. He was driven out by Santa Anna but returned to the presidency after Santa Anna's downfall, serving again from 1837-1841. Santa Anna returned in 1839, and even though Bustamente was the President, Santa Anna controlled the government. Fine condition. Accompanied by COA from PSA/DNA.

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