[Circular] Decree to Hear Propositions For Treaty. [Mexico] May 17, 1845. Single sheet folded and printed on page 1, approximately 6.25" x 8.25". With heading: "Ministerio de relaciones exteriores, gobernacion y policia." Dated and signed in print at end. Being a decree of the Congreso General approved by José Joaquin de Herrera, president ad interim, on May 17, 1845, and promulgated the same day by Luis G. Cuevas, authorizing the government to hear the propositions made by Texas and to agree on a treaty, to be submitted to congress for its approval. After capturing Santa Anna in 1836, Texas began to push hard for independence from Mexico and later, annexation to the United States. This ongoing effort by the Texas Republic was not well accepted by Mexico, and bad relations continued between the two governments through the early 1840s. Many raids and attacks by Mexican troops and supporters were reported to have been waged against Americans living California and other Mexican provinces. Those who weren't killed outright were often enslaved or marched back to Mexico City and imprisoned, their lands confiscated. This decree was issued in a vain attempt to settle the annexation matter, but with the annexation of Texas in early 1845, war with Mexico became all but inevitable. Protected in a burgundy half-calf folder with burgundy cloth boards; raised bands and gilt lettering on spine. Minor age toning along right edge, otherwise clean and sharp. In fine condition. From the collection of Darrel Brown.

    Reference: Streeter 1020. Dublan, Vol. V, No. 2822, p. 17.

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