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    General Andrade's Evacuation of San Antonio after San Jacinto. Pamphlet, Documentos Que El General Andrade Publica Sobre La Evacuacion de la Ciudad de San Antonio de Bejar, del Departmento de Tejas, a sus Compatriotas" ("Documents That General Andrade Publishes On The Evacuation Of The City Of San Antonio de Bejar, Of The Department Of Texas, To His Countrymen"), 24 pages, 5" x 7.25". Monterey: Imprenta del Nivel, propiedad de Lorenzo A. de Melo, 1836. A rare and important firsthand account of the Mexican retreat from San Antonio two and a half months after their victory at the Alamo. Juan José de Andrade, a cavalry commander under Santa Anna, was left in charge of San Antonio de Bejar after their victory at the Alamo on March 6, 1836. Oval ink stamp on title page, old stain in upper outer corner of first eight leaves, else generally internally clean and very good. Bound in modern crushed morocco, gilt lettering on spine: "Andrade - Documentos de Tejas 1836." From the collection of Darrel Brown.

    Reference: Streeter 849. "The pamphlet is most interesting in the picture it gives of the lack of food and sufficient clothing for the troops and the sufferings and deaths of the wounded due to lack of medicines" - Streeter. We are able to locate a total of only ten copies of this rare and crucial account. This is Thomas W. Streeter's copy, with his pencil notes in the margins of four pages.




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