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    [Broadside] Extremely Rare Account of Santa Anna's Operations in Texas During the Revolution, With Specific Mention of Events at the Alamo. Mexico: printed by Juan L. Valazquez de Leon, March 17, 1836. One page, two sided, Imperial Octavo. Being a later issue of an 1836 broadside account of Santa Anna's operations in Texas during the revolution.

    This news-filled broadside includes: 1) letter signed by Ramon Morales of the Commandancia Principal de Coahuila y Tejas (dated at Leona Vicario March 10), 2) Santa Anna's account of the capture of San Antonio de Béxar (the Battle of the Alamo) on February 23, 1836 (dated Bejar, February 27, 1836), 3) two notes enclosed in Santa Anna's letter: the first from James Bowie dated from the Alamo (February 23) suggesting the discussion of a truce; the second being the reply of Santa Anna's aide, Colonel Jose Batres, refusing the parley, saying that if the rebels wished to save their lives they should surrender immediately and hope for clemency.

    These are mportant reports of the events at the Alamo, written just days after Santa Anna's army's initial attack and during the ensuing 13-day siege. Half-calf case with gilt lettering on the spine. A few faint creases and minor age toning do not detract from this handsome document. Extremely rare - a most desirable addition to any Texana collection! From the collection of Darrel Brown.

    Reference: Streeter 864C ; locating only the Yale copy.


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    December, 2007
    1st-3rd Saturday-Monday
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