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    Felipe de la Garza Autograph Letter Signed to Jesús de la Garza. Four pages, 4to, on blue paper, Piedras Negras, January 11, 1860. Written to his father in Santa Rosa, Felipe discusses President Juarez's deal with the United States. In part: "On the 8th, the day I left Béjar news came from [New] Orleans on the treaty that President Juarez made with the U.S. The American Union gave President Juarez 2 million in cash, and 2 million retained to pay debts recognized as caused by Mexico to American citizens. For this sum, the Union will build three roads into Mexico, taking for themselves the borderlands, and all merchandise will be free of duty." Letter bears moderate stains and wear along folds. Small area of paper loss on address leaf. Very good condition. From the Taking of Texas Collection.

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