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    [BROADSIDE] Propaganda Letter From Gen. Martin Perfecto de Cos, Dispelling Rumors About the Army's Collapse and Downplaying the Loss at Bexar. [Mexico. Jan. 3, 1836]. One page. Imperial Octavo. Vicente Filisola, Santa Anna's second in command, forwards the text of a letter from Gen. Martin Perfecto de Cos, reprinting in full the Noticia Extraordinaria issued by Filisola from Rio de la Laja, December 21, 1835.

    On December 21, 1835, Santa Anna's second in command, Vicente Filisola, issued the Noticia Extraordinaria, providing information concerning Santa Anna's operations in Texas. In hopes of improving morale, Filisola reprinted the Noticia Extraordinaria two weeks later, and included the text of a letter from Gen. Martin Perfecto de Cos dated December 15, 1835, in which Cos notes the "black treachery of the colonists of Texas," and attempts to dismiss rumors about deserters and the disintegration of the Mexican army. Filisola, in forwarding the letter for publications, plays down the fall of Bejar to the Texans and says the Mexicans will soon re-occupy it. Half-calf case with marbled boards and gilt lettering. Minor age toning, else fine. From the collection of Darrel Brown.

    Reference: Not in Streeter; reference Streeter 831.

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