Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna: Deed of Trust Signed. One page and docketed on the verso, 18.5" x 13.5", New York, June 28, 1866, partially printed. The document is a mortgage bond issued by Santa Anna for $500 using the former Mexican president's properties in Vera Cruz, Mexico, and his "palaces" on St. Thomas and Turbaco in the Republic of New Granada, a total of 378 square miles, as collateral. The bonds were intended to raise $750,000 to finance efforts to depose the Mexican Emperor Maximilian and return Santa Anna as president of the Republic of Mexico. The bond, numbered 874, has engravings of Santa Anna in a business suit and the three mortgaged properties. It is boldly signed "A. L. de Sta. Anna" and has an embossed paper seal with the initials "AL de SA". When the French-backed government of Maximilian collapsed in 1867, Santa Anna was poised to assume the presidency, but was instead arrested and sent into exile. He did not return to Mexico until 1874 under a general amnesty. Santa Anna died two years later, on 21 June 1876, in poverty and obscurity in Mexico City. Very lightly toned, else very fine.

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