DescriptionTwo Mexican War Broadsides. Includes:
Anastasio Bustamente Address as Commanding General of the Army Reserves. One sheet, 12" x 15", Guanajuato, November 13, 1847. He addresses his fellow citizens of Guanajuato to notify them of his appointment as Commanding General of the state and expresses honor to be of service. He tells them to remember that Guanajuato "was the cradle of our emancipation, and should remain the most stolid defender of the nation's liberty, fighting not only against the North Americans who are waging this unjust war against us, but against all foreign powers who may try to conquer us..." He states that it would be reasonable to be criticized for not being able to repel the American forces. "What torment can be imagined, can be compared to the embarrassment and humiliation of having to stay mute in front of our children when they ask us: 'Who are these men who rule over us, and that do not speak the tongue of my brothers, nor adore God in the same manner that my fathers taught me to adore Him...'"
Mended separation at central fold, heavy chipping affecting margins especially at bottom; with paper loss affecting "ente" in Bustamente.
Lorenzo Arellano Address as Governor of the State of Guanuajato. One sheet, 8.25" x 12.5", Guanuajato, November 28, 1847. An impassioned speech conveying news regarding the war: "The latest news that have been received, and that are now circulating in the public with certainty, is that our unjust invaders will direct all military forces to occupy and rule our State. The triumphs they have reached, because fortune has skewed against our victory, has emboldened them, and they have removed their mask of hypocrisy behind which they hid, have given us to recognize what we have to expect from them: cruel and savage treatment, just like has been received by the Mexicans..." Arellano pledges himself to the war efforts in preference to "go begging to Washington for an oppressive peace..." Juan Carrillo adds a statement below that the an Act has been passed for the State to purchase arms for the army. A bit of paper has been replaced along left margin, otherwise gentle toning and just a bit of soiling.
Also included is a listing of the deputies for the state of Guanajuato for the year 1846.
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