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    Polk, James K.: MESSAGE OF THE PRESIDENT ...COMMUNICATING INFORMATION OF THE EXISTING RELATIONS BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND MEXICO, AND RECOMMENDING THE ADOPTION OF MEASURES FOR REPELLING THE INVASION COMMITTED BY THE MEXICAN FORCES UPON THE TERRITORY OF THE UNITED STATES. 29th Cong., 1st Sess.: SD337., 1846. 131pp, disbound. Very Good to Near Fine. __ "On the morning of May 11, 1846, President Polk sent Congress a special message announcing war with Mexico. He declared in it that a large body of Mexican troops...had invaded American territory, and had shed American blood on American soil...This was the first instance in American history of a notice by a President to Congress that the nation was at war before a declaration had been made by Congress." Merk. This is the Senate edition of Polk's message, which inaugurated the controversial war, with Northern Whigs arguing that it was a land-grab for slavery. _FIRST EDITION. Merk 359. Haferkorn 21. Tutorow 1668.

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