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Santa Anna, Antonio López de (1794?-1876) Report to Minister of War [In Spanish].

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06293.02 Author/Creator: Santa Anna, Antonio López de (1794?-1876) Place Written: Queretaro, Mexico Type: Autograph manuscript signed Date: 19 November 1847 Pagination: 20 p. 32.4 x 19.5 cm

Justification for actions in loss of Mexico City. Reminds officials of his suggestions for defensive measures. With later fountain pen ink notes.

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