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    Copper, Tobacco, and the Texas War. Pamphlet, Analisis e Impugnacion/del/Proyecto de Ley/Sobre/Amortizacion de la moneda de cobre, sobre con-/tratar la renta del tabaco, y sobre arbitrios para/la guerra de Tejas ("Analysis and Challenge of the Government Bill on Amortization of the Copper Currency, on Engaging the Income of Tobacco, and on Judgments for the War on Texas"), 21 pages, 5.25" x 7.25". Imprenta de J.M. Lara: Mexico, 1841. By Joaquin Lebrija and Ignacio de la Barrera, March 19, 1841. Streeter 965. The "war with Texas" was used by the Mexican government as a battle cry in their campaign for increased revenues. The methods proposed for such increases caused bitter debates. This pamphlet gives arguments, pro and con, only mentioning Texas in relation to expenses, such as a lack of funds for "the war of Texas and other preferred and recommendable attentions" and "to take care of...the army that marches against Texas and to be without resources to continue the aid." There is one handwritten correction in the text. This is one of about a dozen pamphlets printed at Mexico City from March to May, 1841, relating to expenses, which have "guerra de Tejas" or "Tejas" in their titles. Slight separation of the last three sheets at the binding. Overall, in very good condition. From the collection of Darrel Brown.

    Reference: Streeter 965


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