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    Pedro Lemus - Two Documents Signed and one Printed Decree Issued. General Pedro Lemus was an important general and was a member of the new government junta in Saltillo, immediately after Mexican independence was declared. During the war with Texas, he served as Commandant General and Inspector of the Eastern Interior Provinces. Lemus later joined the Canales cause at Matamoros in October 1838, rebelling against Valentín Canalizo and Martín Perfecto de Cos, and together Canales and Lemus laid siege to Matamoros. Three items are offered in this lot; two documents signed by Lemus, and one printed decree issued in his name.

    Document 1: Four pages, two sided with integral blank, folio, with printed heading "Comandancia Gral. e Inspección de los Estados Internos de Oriente," Monterrey, March 2, 1834. Handwritten communiqué to the Commander of La Bahia, at Leona Vicario, regarding troops that Lemus had sent under Navayra. He then requests information on the disposition of the troops, armaments, supplies, etc. One small area of dampstain, else very fine.

    Document 2: Four pages, two sided with integral blank, small 8vo, with printed heading "Comandancia General e Inspección de los Estados Internos de Oriente," Monterrey, March 2, 1834. Holograph acknowledgment by Lemus that he has received the latest communication from the Commander of La Bahia, which contained a list of troops and armaments at Leona Vicario. Document bears a few faint soiled areas along edges but is generally bright and fresh. Very fine condition.

    Printed Decree: One page, folio, Monterrey, May 13, 1839. In rebellion with Federalist sympathizers against the Centralist government, General Pedro Lemus occupied Monterrey for a second time, when he issued this broadside addressed to his troops. Lemus points out "the impotence to which our weak enemies find themselves reduced, which puts them in the position of being forced to resort to fraud and deception to keep themselves in the posts from which public opinion would remove them." Decree is lightly age toned with water stains at upper and lower edges. Right and upper edges are quite rough. Very good condition. From the Taking of Texas Collection.


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