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    Antonio López de Santa Anna Manuscript Letter Signed to Louis E. Hargous, Mexican Vice Council to the United States. One page, 8.5" x 10.5", Manga de Clavo, Oct. 15, 1840. Santa Anna writes to Hargous to let him know that he has received his letter containing the request of the "Sr. Minister of foreign affairs of the United States of America Sir John Frosyth [sic, Forsyth]" and that he will send his response to Hargous to be conveyed to Forsyth.

    After losing to the Texans in 1836, Santa Anna returned to his estate, Manga de Clavo, from where he would continue to meddle in negotiations with the United States despite lacking the authority. Although he briefly served as president of Mexico on 1839 and again in 1841, this letter is dated from a period of time during which he is retired from politics and stripped of all power. The nature of his correspondence with John Forsyth is unknown. Forsyth was then serving as Secretary of State in the Van Buren administration. Overall condition is very good, with some uneven toning and light creasing.


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