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    [Texas Revolution]. 1836 Printed Circular Requesting Contributions to Help Free General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna. One page, printed in Spanish, 8.25" x 12", with printed heading "Gobierno del Departamento de Nuevo Leon Circular", June 25, 1836.

    Juan Nepomucemo Garza y Evia, the governor of Nuevo Leon, publishes a notice dated May 31, 1836 which points out that freeing Santa Anna (recently captured at the Battle of San Jacinto) from the Texas rebels is an obligation for all Mexicans and asking for contributions to the national treasury to help secure the general's release. It reads in part:

    "The national honor highly outraged by the perfidious colonists of Texas, with the uprising in that territory with the intention to secede from the Mexican republic, and over proud with the triumph attained the 21st of April last over the small force of the worthy Genl. Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna, the occasion to avenge the outrages done to all the nation on the person of the illustrious prisoner has arrived...Liberate the illustrious president and remove him from the power of the rebel ingrates is a duty of all Mexicans for the coherence that this action has with the national decorum, and with the supreme government charged with keeping and defending the integrity of the territory...to sustain the rights of the Republic that audaciously these foreign adventurers have tried to usurp and oppressed as it is at the same time with the suffering of the treasury, has decided to excite the patriotism in you so that you do so also with respects to the inhabitants of that state, with the object that they contribute by way of voluntary donations..."

    The secretary then gives five articles outlining the method of raising donations from the people, exceptions made for any who have donated mules, etc.

    Light water stain running diagonally through text with light toning along the edges, old fold creases and tiny binding holes along left margin; otherwise, fine.

    Reference: Streeter 892.


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