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    Mexican Account of the Battle of San Jacinto. (Deepwater, Texas: W.C. Day, 1919), first edition, 22 pages, 6" x 9". Written by Col. Pedro Delgado, aide to General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna. Translated from the Spanish, it was published by W.C. Day, Superintendent of San Jacinto State Park. Col. Delgado was captured on April 21, 1836, the day of the battle. His release on April 25, 1837 ends this narrative. In the "Preface," Day acknowledges that the "account probably contains some exaggerations of the insults and cruelties inflicted upon the Mexican prisoners, while in the hands of the Texans...However, I feel sure that insofar as the incidents of the battle are narrated by him, the writer gives a truthful account of what occurred under his personal observation." This is a copy of the first edition as future editions are noted on the covers. The wrappers are soiled, the blank lower right corner of the front cover is missing. There is a crease at the mid-upper edge which is conspicuous on each page. Stapled wraps with the lower staple not catching all the pages. There is minor soiling internally, not affecting the legibility. According to the Museum of Houston, a Third Edition (1921) of this booklet which they have "is one of only four publicly available at this time."

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