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    Santa Anna Document Signed, " A.L de Sta Anna. Partially printed $500 mortgage bond, 18.0" x 12.5", New York, June 28, 1866. Whether as General or President or Dictator or Exile, Santa Anna was a perpetual figure in Mexico's 19th century military and political circles. He is most remembered - and loathed - in the United States for conducting the Alamo massacre. Apparently, however, bygones were bygones in the business world that spawned this financial document. Santa Anna, again banished from his homeland - this time by the French - , mortgaged his estates to New York bankers. The resulting document reads in part, "...This bond is one of a series of fifteen hundred bonds amounting to Seven Hundred and fifty thousand Dollars, and the Bearer hereof is entitled to the security derived from a Mortgage of Deed of Trust duly executed and delivered by the said Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna to Henry Q. Morton and Virgil Whitcomb Trustees, and bearing even date with this Bond and covering special pieces of property in all amounting to about three hundred and seventy eight square miles of land in the State of Vera Cruz, Mexico together with two palaces and grounds one situated on the Island of St. Thomas and the other in Turbaco in the Republic of New Granada". This amazing document was custom made for the deal because it is imprinted with engraved vignettes of the properties mortgaged and even carries a portrait of Santa Anna in the left margin! Fine condition. In wood and gilt frame. 25.0" x 19.5" Accompanied by LOA from PSA/DNA.

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