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    [Periodical] El Cosmopolita. Num. 104. Tom. 1. Mexico. With heading: Impreso por Agustin R. Y. Castillo, December 10, 1836. 4 pp., folio, folded sheet. This Mexican periodical consists almost entirely of documents relating to the Texas Revolution. Interestingly, none of these have been seen in contemporary print elsewhere, nor are they recorded in Streeter's Bibliography of Texas. This includes Santa Anna's June 9, 1836 multi-point protest against the Texans while he was a prisoner, as well as the response to Santa Anna by interim Texas president David G. Burnet, with several references to Santa Anna's actions at the Alamo as breaking the armistice: "There are many tragic memories written about the Alamo... that destruction was an infraction of the armistice..."

    Also includes the full text of the "Tratado Secreto" (Secret Treaty) of Velasco. This agreement between Santa Anna and the government of Texas was signed on May 14, 1836, and required the Mexican army to retreat south of the Rio Grande. In return, Texas was obligated not to attempt to claim land beyond that river. This led to the ultimate establishment of Rio Grande as the western boundary of the Republic. The Secret Treaty was considered the effective treaty, as opposed to the public "Treaty of Velasco" which Streeter records as No. 177 in his Bibliography (Streeter mentions the Secret Treaty but does not record it). Finally, a letter addressed to Santa Anna from Mariano Olarte signed at Campo del Coyoquihuit on November 20, 1836, calling on Santa Anna to return from exile in the United States, and blaming the events in Texas on Mexico's flawed form of monarchical government. Contemporary green half-calf folder with gilt lettering at spine. In very fine condition. From the collection of Darrel Brown.

    Reference: Not in Streeter but can use 177, 998, 977.1, 1424, 1011 as references.


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