Feb 04, 2016 - Sale 2404

Sale 2404 - Lot 311

Estimate: $ 800 - $ 1,200
(MEXICAN-AMERICAN WAR.) Pair of letters relating to the war in Aguascalientes. Each about 8 1/2 x 6 inches; minor wear, small stain to address panel. Aguascalientes, 1847

Additional Details

Atanasio Rodriguez and Silverio Arteaga. Letter Signed to "Juez de Paz del la demarcación de Ciengilla," on stamped "Gefatura de Aguascalientes" paper; 5 pages on 2 sheets plus integral address leaf. Orders a strong resistance to the invading forces by arming all available troops to fight as guerrillas. Aguascalientes, 22 April 1847 Rafael Farga. Letter Signed to Manuel Serrano. 2 pages on one folding sheet of stamped Aguascalientes paper. Announces that "el enemigo Norte-Americano" has invaded the nearby San Luis Potosí and ordering the guerrilla forces into action immediately. Aguascalientes, 14 June 1847.