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Descriptive Summary

Historical Sketch

Scope and Contents

Arrangement

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Bibliography

Description of Series

Series I. South America, 1812-1861

Series II: Central America, 1821-1829,1861-1920

Series III: Mexico, 1821-1865

Series IV: United States, 1823-1893

Series V: Cuba, 1896

Series VI: Spain, 1812

Series VII: Portugal, 1822

Series VIII: Multi-country, 1811-1914

Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the Americas collection, 1811-1920



Descriptive Summary

Title: Americas collection
Dates: 1811-1920
Abstract: Original letters, broadsides, pamphlets, printed materials and books documenting the 19th century and early 20th century political and cultural relationships between the United States, Mexico, Central and South America, Cuba, Spain, and Portugal.
Identification: MS 518
Quantity: 3 lin. ft. (5 document cases, plus oversize)
Language: Materials are in English and Spanish.
Repository: Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University, Houston, Texas.

Historical Sketch

The Americas collection strives to represent the full range and complexity of the Americas. Thomas Jefferson famously observed that “America has a hemisphere to itself,” and the founding fathers agreed that gaining influence in Spanish America “piece by piece” was essential to the U.S. Conversely, Latin American nations like Brazil, Cuba, Nicaragua, and El Salvador used the American Revolution as a touchstone for their own nation formations, even as they aspired to shape the U.S. democratic model to their own needs.

This story of national exchange and influence across the hemisphere will be more fully told through this archive which brings together key documents. Currently scholars interested in telling this rich story must travel, for example, between the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. and the Cuban Society of Historical and International Study in Havana. A notable exception is the University of Maryland’s Early Americas Digital Archive, which invites scholars to submit their editions of early Americas texts for digital publication. Its historical range of 1492 to 1800 makes it an ideal future partner for Rice’s initiative, which begins with the heyday of nation formation from 1776 to 1815 and ends with the building of the Panama Canal in the early twentieth century.

This archive will allow us to understand, for example, why Brazilian insurgents owned and read copies of the American Declaration of Independence as well as works by Jefferson and Thomas Paine; why José Martí found the U.S. system of governance a rich source of commentary and critique for Cuban independence efforts; and why Fidel Castro quoted the American Declaration of Independence and likened the burning of cane fields to the Boston Tea Party during his 1958 take over of Cuba. But such an archive will also allow us to think in new ways about the U.S. American story. It will show us, for example, that U.S. slaves escaped South as well as North, establishing communities throughout Spanish America during the U.S. antebellum period. Such an archive, in short, brings into sharp focus the overlapping national stories of the hemisphere.

Historical sketch excerpted from text courtesy of Dr. Caroline Levander, Center for the Study of Cultures, Rice University.

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Scope and Contents

Original letters, broadsides, pamphlets, printed materials and books documenting the political and cultural relationships between the United States, Mexico, Central and South America, Cuba, Spain, and Portugal, beginning with the heyday of nation formation from 1776 to 1815 and ending with the building of the Panama Canal in the early twentieth century. Many of the documents are original government publications such as constitutions, decrees, or presidential and congressional messages, and broadsides and pamphlets serving as public statements regarding the political and social events of the time. Other items of note include George F. Dunham's "A Journey to Brazil on the Good Ship Montpelier," an 1853 first hand description of slavery and plantation life in Brazil, and the first Mexico City printing (1821) of Augustin de Iturbide's Plan de Iguala.

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Arrangement

Arranged by country, where the country is the main subject of the material. The last series is "Multi-country", where one country writes to or about another. Arrangement within each series is chronological.
Series I. South America, 1812-1861
Series II: Central America, 1821-1829,1861-1920
Series III: Mexico, 1821-1865
Series IV: United States, 1823-1893
Series V: Cuba, 1896
Series VI: Spain, 1812
Series VII: Portugal, 1822
Series VIII: Multi-country, 1811-1914

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This material is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish from the Americas collection must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Dunham, George F. -- travel narratives.
Polk, James K. (James Knox), 1795-1849 -- Political and social views.
Fillmore, Millard, 1800-1874 -- Political and social views.
Tyler, John -- 1790-1862 -- Political and social views.
Iturbide, Agustín de, 1783-1824 -- Plan de Iguala
Subjects (Organizations)
Isthmian Canal Commission -- correspondence.
Subjects
Mexican War, 1846-1848.
Statehood (American politics) -- 19th century.
Nationalism -- History -- 19th century.
Presidents--United States--History--19th century--Sources.
Slavery -- Brazil -- History.
Plantation life--Brazil--History.
Subjects (Places)
Mexico--Politics and government--19th century.
Mexico -- Foreign relations -- United States.
Argentina --Politics and government--19th century.
Chile -- Constitution -- 1822.
Chile -- Constitution -- 1823.
Chile -- Constitution -- 1828.
Chile -- Constitution -- 1833.
Bolivia -- Politics and government --19th century.
Chile --Politics and government--19th century.
Goliad (Texas)--History -- 1825-1835.
Goliad (Tex.)--Description and travel.
Guatemala --History--Declaration of Independence, 1821.
Venezuela --History--Declaration of Independence, 1812.
Peru --Politics and government--19th century.
Peru -- Constitution -- 1826.
Portugal -- Constitution -- 1822.
Spain -- Constitution -- 1812.
Cuba --Politics and government--19th century.
Venezuela --Politics and government--19th century.
Texas--History--Revolution, 1835-1836.
Texas -- Politics and government --1836-1846.
United States --Politics and government--19th century.
Brazil - Description and travel - 19th century.
Formats
Correspondence.
Broadsides.
Pamphlets.
Printed documents.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Americas Collection, MS 518, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.

Acquisition Information

This material was purchased from a manuscripts dealer in 2005, in collaboration with the Center for Study of Cultures, Rice University, under the direction of Dr. Caroline Levander.

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Bibliography

Coleccion Oficial de Leyes, Decretos, Órdenes, Resoluciones &c. Que Se Han Expedidopara el Regimen de la Republica Boliviana… [With:] El Anuario. Publicado Por felix Reyes Ortiz (Consejero De Universidad). Tomo I. [With:] Tomo II. Paz de Ayacucho & Sucre. 1825-1854 [1834-35, 1855-58, 1863-64, 1865, 1876]. Early Bolivian laws. 18 volumes. (Books, # 37)

Relacion de los debates de la Convencion de California… The Constitution, following Mexican law, prohibited slavery and helped to precipitate the crisis that nearly dissolved the Union. 439 [1], XIII pp. (Book, #44)

[Escalante, Amos de] Las Mujeres Españolas Portuguesas y Americanas tales como son en el hogar domestico, en los campos, en las ciudades, en el Templo, en los Espectaculos, en el Taller y en los Salones… Madrid. A survey of women in Latin America, illustrated with 21 chromolithographic plates mounted on separate sheets with printed borders and titles. Folio. 297,[1]pp. (Book, #17)

Messages of the President... On the Subject of the Mexican War. 30th Cong., 1st Sess. HED60. "A compilation of all correspondence ... relating to the Mexican war." 1277 pp., [bound with] Correspondence Between the Secretary of War and Generals Scott and Taylor, and Between General Scott and Mr. Trist. 30th Cong., 1st Sess. HED56. 1848. Provides numerous detailed reports on the war, the conflicts among the generals and the government, and the status of peace negotiations. 405 pp., ix.

These titles have been cataloged separately and are available through the Woodson Research Center.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Series I. South America, 1812-1861

Subseries: Argentina, 1815-1820
box folder
1 1 8-26-1815. Alvarez, Ignacio. El Director Interino del Estado en Buenos-Aires á Los Habitantes de Todas las Provincias. Buenos Aires: Niños Expósitos, Aug. 26, 1815. Rallying support for the independence movement in Buenos Aires. 2 pp. (Br #10)
2 1817. Manifesto Que Hace A Las Naciones El Congreso General Constituyente De Las Provincias-Unidas Del Rio De La Plata, Sobre El Tratamento Y Cruel-Dades Que Han Sufrido De Los Españoles, Y Motivado La Declaracion De Su Indenpendencia. Buenos Aires: Self wrappers. Contemporary ownership signature on verso of last leaf. Fine. In a half morocco box. An important manifesto by one of the first states in Latin America to fully establish freedom from Spain. The “Imprenta de la Independencia” published this pamphlet in the year following Argentinean independence.” 11 pp. (PD #23)
3 1819. Constitucion de las Provincias unidas en sud-America, sancionada y mandada publicar por el sobrerano congreso general constituyente en 22 de abril de 1819. Buenos Aires: small quarto. Modern vellum over boards, spine and covers gilt. 20th century bookplate of Adofo Garreton, accompanied by a typed note in Spanish indication this copy had belonged to Juan Antonio Garreton, an official of the 1824 Congreso General Constituyente, whose manuscript notes are found periodically in the text. [2], iv, 71 pp. (PD #16)
4 [6-17-1819] Diaz Velez, Eustoquio. Bando. Don Eustoquio Diaz Velez Coronel Mayor De Los Exercitos De La Patria, Ayudante Comandante General Del Estado Mayor General En La Comandancia De Armas, Gobernador Intendente Interino De Esta Provincia Y Delegado De Correos & C. & C. Por Quanto En Oficio De Ayer Me Ha Comunicado El Sr. Secretario De Estado En El Departamiento De Dobierno El Supremo Auto Del Tenor Siguiente. [Buenos Aires]: Imprenta de los Expositos, printed in red ink. Promulgating a June 16, 1819 decree, signed by Jose Rodeai and Gregorio Tagle, which puts the country on a war footing because of a potential Spanish invasion.
5 9-28-1820.Manifesto De La Honorable Junta De Representantes De La Provincia De Buenos-Aires A Todas Las Demas Hermanos [caption title]. [Buenos Aires] A manifesto from the legislative body of Buenos Aires regarding the state of the nation. [4] pp. (PD #24)
Subseries: Bolivia, 1825-1854
box folder
1 6 1826.Proyecto de Constitucion para la Republica de Bolivia y discurso del Libertador. Buenos Aires. Ediciones de la Imprenta de Hallet y Ca…#11. 32 pp. (Pm, #28)
Subseries: Brazil, 1831-1853
box folder
1 7 1831. Printed document. O Brasil Imperio: e o Brasil republica. Reflexoes politicas offerecidas aos brasileiros amantes da sua patria. Philadelphia. Favoring independence and constitutional monarchy, recounting the events in Portugal and Brazil that led to Brazilian independence. First, possibly only edition. 89 pp.
8 1853. Dunham, George F. “A Journey To Brazil Aboard The Good Ship Montpelier. Captain Swift.” Written aboard ship and various places in Brazil. A detailed and observant manuscript journal of Brazilian slavery and plantation life in the 1850s. 228 pp. (AMS, # 6)
Subseries: Chile, 1822-1833
box folder
1 9 10-22-1822 . Constitucion politica del estado de Chile. Promulgada el 23 de octubre de 1822. [Santiago de Chile]: Imprenta del Estado. First edition of the first full-scale Chilean constitution. 78 pp. (PD #40)
10 [1824]. Constitucion Politica Del estado De Chile. Promulgada En 29 De Diciembre De 1823. Santiago de Chile. Small quarto. The third Chilean constitution. 81 pp. (PD, #25)
11 1828. Constitucion politica de la Republica de Chile. [Santiago de Chile]: R. Rengifo. Large woodcut vignette on title page. 35 pp. Likely the first edition of the 1828 constitution. The finest achievement of the regime of Francisco Antonio Pinto, the constitution provides for popular elections at the national level and a system of checks and balances. (PD, # 41)
12 [1832] Proyecto de reforma de la Constitucion. [Santiago de Chile]: Imprenta de la Opinion. 30 pp. Proposed reform for the Constitution of 1828. (PD, #42)
13 [1833]Constitucion de la Republica de Chile jurada y promulgada el 25 de mayo 1833. [Santiago de Chile] Ediciones de la Imprenta de la Opinion. 48 pp. (B, #27)
Subseries: Peru, 1825-1826
box folder
1 14 4-27-1825.Gaceta Extraordinaria del Gobierno. Lima: Imprenta del Gobierno. #37. 12.25 x 8 inches. Announcing to Peruvians the state of peace reigning throughout the American continent. 2 pp. (B, #18)
box folder
2 1 1826.Constitucion para la Republica Peruana. Lima: Imprenta de la Libertad, por Jose Maria Masias, 1826. 120 pp. First printing of independent Peru’s first constitution. (B, #8)
Subseries: Venezuela, 1812-1861
box folder
2 2 1812. The Venezuelan Declaration of Independence and Constitution. First Edition. London: Editions by Longman and Co. Paternoster-Row. XXIII + 309 pp. (B, # 29)
3 12-18-1861. Letter: Ayers Braach & Co., re. Failure at setting up a sewing machine business in Venezuela as “the people of this country are not sensible enough…” Caracas, Venezuela. To I.M.Singer & Co. 1 p. (ALS, #39)

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Series II: Central America, 1821-1829,1861-1920

Subseries: Guatemala, 1821-1829
box folder
2 4 4-10-1821. Guatemala. Havitantes de la provincial de Guatemala. [in text, at end: Guatemala [sic]: 10 de abril de 1821]. Praising the Captaincy-general of Guatemala for their loyalty to the crown and condemns Mexico’s Agustin de Iturbide. 3 pp. (PD, #2)
5 9-15-1821 . Gainza, Gabino. Manifesto del gefe político á los ciudadanos de Guatemala. [in text, at end: Guatemala: 15 de Septiembre de 1821]. His recounting of the meeting that led to the Declaration. 3 pp. (PD, #4)
6 9-16-1821. Gainza, Gabino. El dia 15 del corriente se acordó lo que sigue: Palacio Nacional de Guatemala quince de septiembre de mil ochocientos veinte uno. Siendo públicos é indudables los deseos de independencia del gobierno Español… . Declaration of Independence of Guatemala. 3 pp. (PD, #3)
1822-1829. Collection of printed materials documenting the tribulations of the early years of nation-building following independence from Spain. Guatemala and Xilotepque. In Spanish. (Arc, #5)
box folder
2 7 Item 1. Ganiza, Gavino. [Guatemala, 2-21-1822].Broadside. [drop-title] El Serenisimo Sr. Generalisimo Almirante, en oficio de 23 de Enero proximo pasado, que he recibido hoy, se sirve comunicarme haberse dignado disponer la Serenisima Regencia Gobernadora del Imperio, que por ahora, y mientras no se disponga otra cosa, continùe yo con el mando que obtengo en esta Provincia en calidad de Capitan General interino. Folio. 1p.
7 Item 2. Velasco. [Guatemala, 7-19-1823] Broadside. [drop-title] Los Señores Secretarios de la Asamblea nacional constituyents me han dirijido la órden que sigue: En secion de 14 de este mes acordó la Asamblea nacional constituyente: que el Supremo poder executive haga imprimir y circular la nota de las comisiones ordinaries de la Asamblea, previniendo á los gefes y corporaciones politicas de provincial. Folio. 2 pp.
7 Item 3. Molina, Pedro, et al. [Guatemala, 7-10-1823]. Broadsheet. Ciudadanos de las provincias unidas del Centro de America. [Begins:] Vuestro poder executive se halla instalado[.] Llegó ya el dia en que escuchaceis la voz de vuestros conciudadanos, que revestidos por vosotros mismos del supremo poder darán cumplimiento à la èxpression de vuetra voluntad, declarada por la asamblea nacional constituyente. Folio. 3 pp.
7 Item 4. Filisola, Vicente. [Guatemala, 6-3-1823]. Broadsheet. [drop-title] Habiendo remitido al Exmo. Señor Marques de Vivanco con fecha 1 [primero] de Abril último mi decreto de 29 de Marzo, lo pasó al Exmo. Señor Ministro de Estado y del Despacho de relaciones interiors y exteriors, quien despues de dar cuenta al Soberano Congreso constituyente me dice en contestacion lo que sigue: Por los oficios de V.S. al Exmo. Sr. Marques de Vivanco de I [primero] y 10 del pasado, se há enterado el Supremo Poder ejecutivo del estado político de esa Capital, y de las ledidas tomadas por V.S. con motivo de los simultaneous movimientos, así del Exército libertador, como de la mayoria de las Provincias… Folio. 3pp.
7 Item 5. [Guatemala, 5-5-1824].Secretaria de la Asamblea nacional constituyente. Broadside. [drop-title] Tablaáque deben arreglarse los partidos de la provincial de Costa Rica para la eleccion de diputados á su legislatura. Folio. 1 p.
8 Item 6. [Guatemala, 5-5-1824]Secretaria de la Asamblea nacional constituyente. Broadside. Tabla á que deben arreglarse los partidos de la provincial de Costa Rica para la eleccion de diputados á su legislatura. Large folio. 1 p.
8 Item 7. Valle, Jose del, et al. [Guatemala, 5-20-1824] Broadsheet. Manifesto del gobierno supreme de los Estados del Centro de America. [Begins:] La Asamblea Constituyente da decretado las Bases de la Constitucion politica y acordado el metodo con que deben ser elegidos los gefes y representantes de estos Estados. Folio. 4 pp.
8 Item 8. [President]. [Guatemala:] Arevalso [4-18-1824]. Broadsheet. El gefe político superior y la Diputacion Provincial de Guatemala á los pueblos de su comprencion. [Begins:] Desde el feliz suceso de nuestra independencia, ha considerado el Supremo Gobierno de absoluta necesidad atender con preferencia al resguardo de nuestros puertos, precaviendo de esta suerte los males que acaso por nuetra emancipacion intentaria hacernos la nacion de quien antes dependiamos. Folio. Attempt to preserve. 3pp.
8 Item 9.1824. [Puigsesver, Felipe]. [Guatemala:] Imp. Nueva que dirije J.J. de Arévalo, 1824. Parafrasi o glosa de la carta del apostol San Judas Tadeo a todos los fieles… Small 4to. Modern wrappers. Light waterstains. 33 pp.
8 Item 10. [11-6-1824][Saldana, Jose I.] [Guatemala:] Imprente J.J. de Arevalo. 8vo. Reply to J.S. Cañas’ Advertencia patriotica. Important Church-State relations controversy. Modern wrappers. 12 pp.
9 Item 11. 1824. [Santa Maria, Jose Andres de]. Gautemala: Beteta, 1824. Pamphlet. [drop-title] Impugnacion del manifiesto del gobierno de San Salvador sobre la justificacion de la errecion de aquel Nuevo obispado… 8vo. Modern wrappers. Light waterstains. 21 pp.
9 Item 12. Beteta. 5-7-1824 – 4-9-1825.Gaceta del Gobierno Supremo de Guatemala. A collection of various issues, including a special issue (No. 33) on the Battle of Ayacucho and the end of Spanish rule in South America. Numbers 9 (pp.61-68), 11 (pp.77-84) [incomplete], 13 (pp. 103-104 and 111-12) [incomplete], 14 (pp. 113-19 and 121-26) [incomplete], 15 (pp. 127-36), 19 (pp. 161-70), 23 (pp. 193-200), 28 (pp. 235-40, 243-44) [incomplete], 33 (pp. 271-72), 34 (pp. 309-10), 40 (pp. 311-18). Modern wrappers. Missing a few pages. 4to.
9 Item 13. Arce, Manuel José. [Guatemala, 8-9-1825]. Broadside. El Presidente de la Republica a los Centro-Americanos. [Begins:] Conciudadanos: se acerca la hora de dejar el reposo; de empuñar la espada que tanto tiempo hace teneis dispuesta, y de prepararos à la defenza de vuestra libertad que comienza à ser amenazada y que sera siempre gloriosa y triunfante. Folio. Attempt to preserve. 1 p.
9 Item 14. Sosa. [Guatemala, 12-28-1825]. Pamphlet. [drop-title] El Presidente de la Republica me ha dirijido el decreto que sigue… Reglamento. Capitulo 1. Del Presidente del Senado… Folio. 9 pp.
9 Item 15. [9-11-1825] Arce, Manuel José. [Guatemala:] Union, a cargo de J.J. de Arevalo. Pamphlet. El Presidente de la Republica a los Centro-Americanos. [Begins:] Conciudadanos: Acaban de fixarse para siempre los destinos de dos millones de hombres: ha sido solemnemente aceptada por el Congreso federal la Constitucion de la República de Centro-america. 4to. 7 pp.
10 Item 16. [President] [Guatemala, 12-31-1825] Broadsheet. El gefe del estado de Guatemala a sus habitantes. [Begins:] Colocado el Gobierno al frente de la administracion pública y teniendo à su cargo la de la hacienda, conoció desde luego que sus ingresos no eran bastantes á cubrir sus erogaciones. Folio. 3pp.
10 Item 17. 1825. Santa María, José Andrés de. Guatemala: Beteta. Pamphlet. Desngaño [sic] religioso al pueblo Guat. Small quarto. The schismatic question of the bishopric of San Salvador. Modern wrappers. Light waterstains. 58 pp.
10 Item 18. F.X.B. Guatemala: Imp. De la Union, 1826. Broadsheet. Ciudadano Licenciado M.Q.H. [Begins:] Mui Señor mio: para contester a su pregunta sobre la election de Canonigos que ha hecho el Ciudadano Ahierdi… Folio. 2 pp.
10 Item 19. Castillo. [San Martin Xilotepeque, 9-30-1826] Broadsheet. …Decreto El Vice Gefe del Estado de Guatemala. Por cuanto la Asamblea legislative tubo á bien decretar y el Consejo sanciono lo que sigue. [Begins:] La Asamblea legislative del Estado de Guatemala considerando: que el Estado ha sido atacado y hollados sus fueros escandalosamente por el presidente de la república: que en tales procedimientos se ve peligrar su independencia y el systems federal que felismente nos rige. Folio. 2 pp.
10 Item 20. 1826 [Secretaria de la Asamblea del Estado.] [Guatemala, 9-4-1826] Broadsheet. [drop-title] Tabla que manifesta los representantes que deben renovarse en la Asamblea del Estado para la legisliatura del año entrante de 1827… Folio. 2 pp.
11 Item 21. Castillo. [San Martin Xilotepe`que, 9-22-126] Broadside. … Decreto. El C. Vice Gefe del Estado de Guatemala. Por cuanto la Asamblea legislative tubo á bien decretar y, el Consejo Representativo sancionar lo siguente. [Begins:] La Asambléa legislative del Estado de Guatemala [sic], teniendo en concideracion las criticas sircunstancias en que se haya el mismo Estado: amenazada su existencia politica por la autoridad ejecutiva de la republica, y siendo un deber del cuerpo Legislativo dictar todos las resoluciones combenientes à fin de reponer las cosas al Estado constitucional, ha tenido à bien decretar y decreta. Folio. 1p.
11 Item 22. Leon, Juan Jose de. [Guatemala, 5-22-1826] Broadside. … Decreto. El Gefe del Estado de Guatemala. Por cuanto la Asamblea legislative tubo à bien decretar lo que sigue. [Begins:] La Asamblea Legislativa del Estado de Guatemala, haviendo tomado en concideracion la renuncia que el C. Anselmo Quiros hizo de la plaza de magistrado suplente de la Corte Superior de Justicia, y advirtiendo que los Ciudadanos Manuel Beteta, Marcelo Molina, y Simón Vasconcelos, suplentes así mismo de dicho tribunal no tienen la edad que la Constitucion prefija para estos destinos… Folio. 1p.
11 Item 23. Leon, Juan Jose de. [Guatemala, 5-10-1826] Broadside. … Decreto. El gefe del Estado de Guatemala. Por cuanto la Asamblea legislative tubo à bien decretar, lo que sigue. [Begins:] La Asamblea legislative del Estado de Guatemala, considerando legal la escusa del Ciudadano. Manuel Francisco Pabon para no admitir la fiscalia de la Corte Superior de justicia, para que se le nombrò en decreto de 28 de abril último, por no tener la edad que la ley previene para estos destinos, ha tenido a bien nombrar en su lugar [sic] al Ciudadano Domingo Cortés; y en consecuencia decreta… Folio. 1p.
11 Item 24. Cortés, Domingo. [Guatemala, 7-22-1826] Broadside. … Decreto. El gefe del Estado de Guatemala. Por cuanto la Asambléa legislativa tubo à bien decretar y el Consejo Representativo sancionar lo siguiente. [Begins:] La Asamblea Legislativa del Estado de Guatemala, considerando: que interin no este organizada la milicia active puede el Comandante general desempeñar las funciones de inspector, y consultando al menor gravamen possible del erario, ha tenido à bien decretar y decreta… Folio. 1 p.
11 Item 25. Cortés, Domingo. [Guatemala, 7-22-1826] Broadside. … Decreto. El gefe del Estado de Guatemala. Por cuanto la Asamblea legislativa tubo a bien decretar lo que sigue. [Begins:] La Asamblea Legislativa del estado de Guatemala, teniendo en concideracion que el decreto número 18 dado por la Asamblea constituyente no expresa si el tambor maior y pìfanos que componen parte de la plana maior en la milicia active deban ser veteranos; teniendo presente que lo han sido en las milicias disiplinadas y que éstas plazes son necesarias para la fuerza del Estado, ha tenido a bien decetar y decreta…. Folio. 1p.
12 Item 26. Leon, Juan José de. [Guatemala, 5-22-1826] Broadside. … Decreto. El gefe del Estado de Guatemala. Por cuanto la Asamblea legislativa tubo à bien decretar lo que sigue. [Begins:] La Asamblea Legislativa del estado de Guatemala, conciderando: que por decreto de la Asamblea Nacional constituyente de 13 de Enero de 1824, se mandarin establecer catedras de filosofia en todos los pueblos de los Estados donde se puedan dotar, ó los maestros que quieran enseñar gratuitamente: que la habilitacion de los maestros cuando no sean bachilleres en la facultad, se comete por esta ley a las disputacions provinciales. Folio. 1p.
12 Item 27. Payes, Domingo, et al. [Guatemala, 5-20-1826] Broadside. Aviso al publico. [Begins:] Por commission de la Municiplaidad, los que subscrivimos, estamos encargados para cuidar de los que enfermen de sarampion, en el barrio de San Sebastian… Folio. 1p.
12 Item 28. 1826 S. Francisco, Manuel Garcia Lego de. Guatemala: Impr. Mayor, Casa de Porras, [1826]. Pamphlet. Reflecsiones [sic] sobre el artículo primero del decreto emitido por la asamblea de Guatemala en veinte de Julio de 1826. Small quarto. Prohibits young men from entering the religious orders before age 23 and from taking final vows until age 25. Significant Church-State controversy. Modern wrappers. Stains. Decorative paste-over on the title page. 15 pp.
12 Item 29. 1826 [Secretaría General del Gobierno] [Guatemala]: Beteta [1826] Pamphlet. Memoria que presenta a la asamblea legislative el secretario general del gobierno del Estado de Guatemala. Al abrirse las sesiones del año de 1826. Small quarto. Important annual report. Modern wrappers. 19 pp.
12 Item 30. 1826 Santa Maria, Jose Andres de. Guatemala: Impr. De la Union Frente de Santa Rosa, 1826. Pamphlet. Preservativo contra el impio é irreligioso folleto. Aviso oportuno a las autoridades y al Pueblo… 8vo. Church-State controversy and attacks on the Church. Santa Maria defends the Church-State relationship and the faith. Modern wrappers. 41 pp.
13 Item 31. 1827 [Montalvo, C. Maria]. Guatemala: por Beteta, 1827. Pamphlet. Dictamen de una commission del consejo representative del Estado del Salvador en la acusacion, interpuesta por el C. José Maria Montalvo contra el C. Jose Ignacio de Maricorena… Accusing Marticorena, Secretary General of the government, of malfeasance of office. Modern wrappers. A few stains of mildew of water. 3 pp.
13 Item 32. 1828 [Valete]. Guatemala: Impr. Mayor, Casa de Porras, 1828. 8 vo. Glosa respondona al voto, o discurso que en el año de 1823 se inserto en el papel llamado Alcance al número 5 de la Tribuna… Urging censorship and restriction on importing foreign books and newspapers. A point by point refutation of an 1823 article. Modern wrappers. 27 pp.
13 Item 33. 1828. Aycinena, Mariano. Guatemala: Impr. Mayor, 1828. Pamphlet. Manifiesto del gefe del estado a los pueblos. Folio. 8 pp.
13 Item 34. [Guatemala]. [Guatemala, 5-28-1829] Broadside. [drop-title] Por la Intenndencia de temporalidades se ha anunciado al publico que se van á dar en arrendamiento todas las fincas que pertenecian á los Conventos extinguidos… Oblong quarto. 1pg.
13 Item 35. [Dardon, Marcos]. [Guatemala, 4-30-1829]. Broadside. La Asamblea Lejislativa del estado de Guatemala à sus comiténtes. [Begins:] Despues de tantas victimas y de tan dolorosos sacrificios, ocasionados por los tiranos usurpadores de la soberania del estado, la representacion restituida ya à sus funciones, os convoca hoi para elejir vuestros funcionarios. Folio. 2 pp.
14 Item 36. [Guatemala] [Guatemala, 1829]. Broadside. Elecciones de Quesaltenango, y Totonicapam. Small quarto. 1p.
14 Item 37. [Guatemala] [Guatemala, 5-27-1829] Broadside. Tabla en que se demuestra el escrutinio y regulacion de votos de todos las juntas departmentales para magistrados suplentes de la Corte Superior de Justicia. Folio (folding). 1 p.
14 Item 38. Rodriguez. [Guatemala, 7-24-1829] Broadside. …Órden N. 253 [Begins:] Sancionado por el Consejo reprentativo, ha recibido el Gobierno del Estado, la órden que signe [sic]. La Asamblea tomando en consideracion las solicitu.des de algunos sexagenarios, excluidos del decreto de amnistía, dado en 4 de junio último. Small 8vo. 1p.
14 Item 39. Rodrigues, Juan Manuel. [Guatemala, 6-24-1829]. Broadsheet. … Órden N. 253. [Begins:] Los ciudadanos diputados secretaries de la Asambléa lejislativa del Estado, me han dirijido en esta fecha la órden que sigue: La Asamblea tomando en consideracion las solicitudes de algunos secsagenarios [sic] escluidos del decreto de amnistia dado en 4 de junio último. Small 8vo. 2pp
14 Item 40. Galvez, Mariano. [Guatemala, 5-5-1829] Broadsheet. [drop-title] Con fecha de 29 de febrero de este año el gobierno se sirvió expedir el decreto siguente… Decreto. Considerando que las municipalidades actuales no han sido nombradas con la libertad necesaria pues que se eligieron sus individuos bajo una fuerza opresora, he tenido a bien decretar; 1. Que se convoque al pueblo de esta Ciudad por medio del bando de estilo para que en el proximo Domingo se celebren las elecciones primarias, y el primer dia festivo inmediato se elijan los alcaldes regidores y sindico. Small 8vo. 2 pp.
15 Item 41. Rodriguez. [Guatemala, 8-1-1829] Broadside. Órden N. I. [Begins:] Los CC. Diputados Secretarios de la Asambléa legislative del Estado, me han dirigido con esta fecha la órden que sigue: ,, [sic] En este dia se han constituido y formado en Segunda legislature ordinaria del Estado, con arreglo à las leyes de la material, los representantes nuevamente electos, y prestado el correspondiente juramento; acordando abrir sus sesiones ordinarias el jueves seis del corriente. Small 8vo. 1p.
15 Item 42. 1829. Espinosa, Nicholas. Guatemala: Imp. De la Union, [4-26-1829] Pamphlet. La Asamblea restaurada a los pueblos del Estado de Guatemala. [Begins:] Ha llegado por finconciudadanos, el termino feliz de nuestros sufrimientos. Folio. 5 pp.
15 Item 43. 1829. [Guatemala] Guatemala: Impr. Nueva, 1829. Pamphlet. Boletin. Top of first leaf torn and missing, affecting text. Attempted preservation. No. 17 (pp. 105-12).
Subseries: Panama Canal, 1861-1920
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2 16 01-23-1861. Letter: Hoadley, David. As president of the Panama Rail Road Company re the transcontinental railroad. New York. To Senator W. Fessenden. 5 pp. On “Office Panama Rail Road Company” letterhead. (ALS, #32)
17 Isthmian Canal Commission correspondence and documents, 1906-1920.
18 12 color prints of Canal scenes. (#36.02)

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Series III: Mexico, 1821-1865

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3 1 2-4-1821. Iturbide, Agustin. Plan del Señor Coronel D. Agustin Iturbide. Copia del Suplemento al número 14 de la Abeja poblana. Mexico: Oficina de D. J. M. Benavente y Socios. The first Mexico City printing of the Plan of Iguala. 2 pp. (Br, #1)
2 [1835] Rayon, Ramon. El Ciudadano Ramon Rayon, General de Brigada Y Gobernador Del Distrito Federal. [Mexico]. Initialed in manuscript by Governor Rayon. Describing the national debt of the Mexican states and declaring that Sonora (of which Arizona is still a part) and Sinaloa are responsible for payment of at least twenty percent of that debt. (Br, #12) (oversize)
3 [2-19-1847] Cuartel General del Egercito. #20. Notifies the Mexican people of the dictates of martial law under U.S. occupation, naming in 12 separate directives the crimes which are punishable under U.S. law. By order of the “Mayor General” (Weinfield Scott) signed in type, “N.L. Scott” (Br, #38)
4 [1852] [Hargous, Peter A.] “Remonstrance. The Memorialist, citizens of the United States…” Protesting Mexico’s repudiation of the Memorialists’ franchises and land transfers, which endangered their project to construct the Tehuantepec Railroad across the Isthmus. 36 pp. (Pm, #56)
5 11-15-1865 Letter: Price, Sterling. Writing from the newly formed colony of Cordova, Mexico, describing the nearly idyllic conditions which he has found. To Col. Thomas L. Snead. 4 pp. (ALS, #9)

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Series IV: United States, 1823-1893

Subseries: General, 1851-1893
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3 6 5-18-1847. Tyler, John. Letter: "When the Mexican gulph [sic] shall be crowded with innumerable ships freighted with the rich production of Texas both Coastwide and outward - meeting other ships loaded with the frieghts of all the world to give in exchange - then will it be seen that my labors were not in vain to advance the highest destinies of the country...". To Robert Tyler Esq. 3 pp. Plus address leaf. (# 65)
7 [2-13-1861] Vance, Zebulon. To the citizens of the eighth Congressional district of North Carolina. Explaining that the Cotton States have “gladly seized upon the election of Lincoln as the occasion, rather than the cause for breaking up the Union”; they have labored “for disunion for thrity years, inflamed with magnificent and visionary conceptions of a great Southern Republic… to conquer and annex all the countries seated in the basin of the Gulf of Mexico” and Cuba as well. 7 pp. (Pm, # 54)
8 02-12-1898 Sigsbee, Charles. Ordering supplies for his ship, the USS Maine, [three days before it was destroyed in an explosion]. Havana, Cuba. Also signed by Lt. Richard Wainwright, Commander of the USN. 1 p. (DS, #34)
9 03-18-1893. Letter: Marti, Jose. Seeking financial support for El Tara, a revolutionary newspaper printed in Key West for distribution in Cuba. To the presidents of Cuban exiled clubs in Florida. 4 pp. (ALS, #33)
Subseries: Texas (modern boundaries), 1823-1860
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3 10 [5-5-1823] [Texas currency] Very early currency for Austin's colony and Mexico. Due to a severe paper shortage, the currency was printed on the reverse of an out-dated papal bull.
1825-1835. Eighteen manuscript documents relating to official and military matters in Goliad, Bexar (current day Texas).
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3 11 Item 1: Jose Maria Valdez. ALS. Goliad, Bejar. 2-14-1825. Ordering that a resident of Goliad be brought before Valdez’ court on two charges of horse theft. To José Maria Zambano. 2 pp.
11 Item 2: J.G. de Torde. ALS. Goliad. 5-23-183[0]. Sustaining a widow’s claim of title to her deceased husband’s lands, and suspending additional claims until the Supreme Government of the State reviews the matter. To C. Antonio Vasquez. 2 pp. [incomplete]
11 Item 3: Ramon Musquiz. ALS. Goliad, Bejar. 3-23-1831. Reiterating a decree issued by the Vice-President of the United Mexican States allocating up to 20,000 pesos for the “urgent work” needed on the Huehetoca Channel. 3 pp.
11 Item 4: Ramon Musquiz. ALS. Goliad, Bejar. 3-8-1831. Concerning the town’s budget, tax revenues and extraordinary expenses. 2 pp.
11 Item 5: Jose Maria Folcon. ALS. Goliad. 3-23-1831. Asking for various reforms to be enacted. 1p.
11 Item 6: Ramon Musquiz. ALS. Goliad, Bejar. 9-19-1831. Decree of the Governor of the State. 3 pp.
12 Item 7: Ramon Musquiz. ALS. Goliad, Bejar. 12-9-1831. Acknowledging receipt of correspondence. 3 pp.
12 Item 8: Aristiaga. ALS. Goliad, Bejar. 7-27-1833. Transmitting a communication from the Supreme Government of the State praising recent actions taken to sustain a local garrison: “…because of those measures the public peace was never threatened, nor was your authority, and neither did the honorable citizenry take part in some revolutionary movements that can and must be considered the worst of criminal acts.” 3 pp.
12 Item 9: [Goliad] AN. Bejar. [1835]. 1p.
12 Item 10: Angel Navarro. ALS. Goliad, Bejar. 2-11-1835. Transmitting an authorized copy of the act for the election of an authorized Representative and substitute at the State Congress. 1 p.
12 Item 11: Juan Elizondo. ALS. Matamoros. 3-23-1835. Requesting assistance in locating Mr. Francisco Cardenas, who has been summoned to answer the divorce proceedings initiated by his wife. To Juan Flor Eretuano. 3 pp.
12 Item 12: [Goliad]. L. Goliad. 2-13-1835. Approving the establishment of a corporation and allowing its representatives to begin conducting business in the city. 2 pp.
13 Item 13: Angel Navarro. ALS. Goliad, Bejar. 2-12-1835. Defending the land claim of a widow, and condemning the “scandalous attempt” to disposses her of her lands. To J. Maria Valdes. 2 pp.
13 Item 14: Jose Antonio Delahoz et al. ALS. Goliad. 4-18-1835, 4-23-1835, & 4-25-1835. Three separate letters written on a single leaf of paper. One side contains two separate statements concerning city government and court expenses. On the reverse is a plea for leniency on behalf of Jose Antonio Delahoz, a soldier who escaped from Goliad Prison, and took refuge in the Parish Church. Asks the authorities to keep in mind that “he was seeking divine protection and for that reason… [begs and asks] for lenience in the sentence, and gentleness in law that judges him.” 2 pp.
13 Item 15: Antonio Jose Guadaloupe Santos. ALS. Goliad. 5-4-1835 & 5-6-1835. Two separate statements written on a single leaf of paper. The first relates to tonnage-duties and income earned from the principal. The second concerns the purchase of “500 shot-filled cartridges” for the Civic Militia. 1 p.
13 Item 16: [Goliad]. AD. Goliad. 5-8-1835. Tabular record of the arms and saddlery taken by each individual on an expedition marching to the Capital of Monclova. 2 pp.
13 Item 17: [Goliad]. AD. [Goliad]. [5-8-1835]. Computation of the equipment carried by each man in RCC 14.17. 2 pp.
13 Item 18: Angel Navarro. ALS. 7-29-1835. Goliad, Bejar. Transmitting a communication from the Supreme Government of the State, re. the appointment of Jose de Jesus Grande to Inspector of Maritime Customs for Matagorda. 2 pp.
1836-1860. Collection of approximately 75 U.S. Government imprints, consisting of state resolutions for an against the contemplated U.S. annexation of Texas; resolutions of the State of Texas; and documents about Texas. Subjects included annexation, slavery, Santa Fe expedition, boundary with New Mexico, Compromise of 1850, Mexico, adjustment of matters involving the Republic of Texas, and other significant topics.
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3 14 Item 52.02 1837 [Howard, Benjamin C.] Printed document. Independence of Texas. Mr. Howard, from the Committee on Foreign Affiars, to which the subject had been referred, made the following Report: The Committee on Foreign Affiars, to which the President’s message and sundry memorials in relation to Texas were referred… 24th Cong. 2d Sess. HR240. [Washington:] Blair & Rives. [2-18-1837] 1 p.
15 Item 52.03 1837 Van Buren, Martin. Printed Document. Annexation of Texas and Boundary with Mexico. Message from the President of the United States, in compliance with a resolution of the House of Representatives of the 13th instant, respecting an Annexation of Texas to the United States. 25th Cong., 1st Sess. D40 & 42. [Washington:] Thomas Allen. [10-10-1837] Includes correspondence by John Forsyth, et al. First few pages foxing. 94 pp.
16 Item 52.04 1838. [Rhode Island]. Bowen, Henry. Printed Document. Resolutions of the Legislature of Rhode Island, Against the annexation of Texas to the United States. 25th Cong., 2d Sess. SD281. [Washington:] Blair &Rives. [4-17-1838] 2 pp.
16 Item 52.05 1838 [Ohio]. Vance, Joseph. Printed Document. Resolutions of the General Assembly of Ohio, protesting the annexation of Texas to the United States. 25th Cong., 2d Sess. SD281. [Washington:] Blair & Rives. [3-8-1838] 2 pp.
16 Item 52.06 1838 [Tennessee]. Cocke, John. Printed Document. Resolutions of the General Assembly of Tennessee, in favor of the annexation of Texas to the United States. 25th Cong., 2d Sess. SD384. [Washington:] Blair & Rives. [4-17-1838]. 2 pp.
16 Item 52.07 1840. Woodbury, Levi. Printed Document. Inland Trade with Mexico. Letter from the Secretary of the Treasurer, in compliance with a resolution of the House of Representatives of the United States, calling for information concerning inland trade with Mexico. 26th Cong, 1st Sess. HR191. [Washington:] Blair & Rives. [4-17-1840]. Uncut leaves. 8 pp.
16 Item 52.08 1841. Tyler, John. Printed Document. Relations with Texas. Message from the President of the United States, transmitting a report of the Secretary of State, touching the relations between the United States and the Government of Texas. 27th Cong., 2d Sess. HR12. [12-13-1841]. Includes correspondence by Daniel Webster. 2 pp.
16 Item 52.09 1842. [Alabama]. Terry, Nathaniel. Printed Document. Resolutions of the General Assembly of Alabama, in favor of the admission of Texas into the Union. 27th Cong., 2d Sess. SD55. [1-21-1842]. 1 p.
16 Item 52.10 1842. [Mississippi]. Roberts, Robert W. Printed Document. Resolutions of the Legislature of Mississippi, in favor of the annexation of Texas to the United States. 27th Cong., 2d Sess. SD277. [Washington:] Thomas Allen. [4-29-1842]. 1 p.
17 Item 52.11 1842. Tyler, John. Printed Document. Message from the President of the United States, communicating, in compliance with a resolution of the Senate, information touching the proceedings under the Convention of the 11th April, 1839, between the United States and the Mexican Republic. 27th Cong., 2d Sess. SD320 [Washington:] Thomas Allen. [6-14-1842]. Includes correspondence by Daniel Webster, John Forsyth, et al. 255 pp. + 12 folding tables.
18 Item 52.12 1842. Tyler, John. Printed Document. Message from the President of the United States, communicating, in compliance with a resolution of the Senate, copies of correspondence with the Government of Mexico. 27th Cong., 2d Sess. SD325 [6-16-1842]. Includes correspondence by Daniel Webster, et al. 104 pp.
19 Item 52.13 1844. [Merchants of NY]. Brower, J.H. Printed Document. Memorial of a Number of Merchants and Traders, Citizens of New York, praying the ratification of a treaty of commerce and navigation between the United States and the Republic of Texas. 28th Cong., 1st Sess. SD 130. [2-22-1844]. 4 pp.
19 Item 52.14 1844.[Vermont]. Clarke, De Witt C. Printed Document. Resolutions Passed by the Legislature of the State of Vermont, against the annexation of Texas to the Union. 28th Cong., 1st Sess. SD166. [3-6-1844]. 1 p.
19 Item 52.15 1844. [Connecticut]. Printed Document. Memorial of a Number of Citizens of Connecticut, praying the ratification of a treaty of commerce and navigation between the United States and the Republic of Texas. 28th Congress, 1st Session. SD177. [3-11-1844]. 2 pp.
20 Item 52.16 1844. [New Jersey]. Printed Document. Memorial of a Number of Citizens of New Jersey, praying the ratification of a treaty of commerce and navigation between the United States and the Republic of Texas. 28th Cong. 1st Sess. SD219. [3-25-1844]. 1 p.
20 Item 52.17 1844. [Mississippi & Alabama]. Totten, James L. Printed Document. Resolutions of the Legislatures of Mississippi and Alabama, in favor of the annexation of Texas to the United States. 28th Cong., 1st Sess. SD215. [3-20-1844] 2 pp.
20 Item 52.18 1844. [Massachusetts] Walley, Samuel H. Printed Document. Resolutions of the General Assembly of Massachusetts, adverse to the annexation of Texas. 28th Cong., 1st Sess. SD219. [3-25-1844] 1 p.
20 Item 52.19 1844. [Prince George County, VA] Shands, William Jr. Printed Document. Texas. Proceedings of Citizens of Prince George County, Virginia, on the Subject of re-annexing Texas to the United States. 28th Cong., 1st Sess. HD259. [Washington:] Blair & Rives. [5-17-1844]. 2 pp.
20 Item 52.20 1844. [Darlington District, SC] Sims, A.D. Printed Document. Annexation of Texas. Resolutions in favor of the annexation of Texas, adopted at a primary meeting of the citizens of Darlington district, South Carolina. 28th Cong., 1st Sess. HD261. [Washington:] Blair & Rives. [5-29-1844] 2 pp.
20 Item 52.21 1844. Tyler, John. Printed Document. Message from the President of the United States, in answer to a resolution of the Senate of the 28th of May, 1844. 28th Cong., 1st Sess. SD351. [6-3-1844]. Includes correspondence by John C. Calhoun. 1 p.
20 Item 52.22 1844. Tyler, John. Printed Document. Message from the President of the United States, in answer to a resolution of the Senate of the 3d June, 1844. 28th Cong., 1st Sess. SD361. [6-4-1844]. Includes correspondence by John C. Calhoun. 1 p.
20 Item 52.23 1844. Tyler, John. Printed Document. Message from the President of the United States, communicating a letter from the minister of the United States at London, with reference to the treaty of annexation with Texas. 28th Cong., 1st Sess. SD367. [6-6-1844] Includes correspondence by Edward Everett. 2 pp.
20 Item 52.24 1844. [Connecticut]. Printed Document. Resolutions of the General Assembly of Connecticut, adverse to the annexation of Texas to the United States. 28th Cong., 1st Sess. SD402. [6-17-1844]. 1 p.
20 Item 52.25 1844. Tyler, John. Printed Document. Message from the President of the United States communicating (in compliance with a resolution of the Senate) copies of correspondence with the minister of the United States at France, in relation to the annexation of Texas to the United States. 28th Cong., 2d Sess. SD13. [12-23-1844]. Includes correspondence by John C. Calhoun. Leaves separated. 3 p.
20 Item 52.26 1845. [New Hampshire] Hibbard, Harry. Printed Document. Resolutions of the General Assembly of New Hampshire, in favor of the annexation of Texas, and of maintaining the rights of the United States over the Territory of Oregon. 28th Cong., 2d Sess. Sd22. [1-6-1845]. 2 pp.
21 Item 52.27 1845. Tyler, John. Printed Document. Message from the President of the United States, in reply to a resolution of the Senate of the 16th December, 1844, requesting information relative to the public debt and public lands of the Republic of Texas. 28th Congress, 2d. Sess. SD29. [1-7-1845]. Includes correspondence by John C. Calhoun, et al. 3 pp.
21 Item 52.28 1845. Tyler, John. Printed Document. Message from the President of the United States, in reply to a resolution of the Senate of the 19th December, 1844, requesting information in relation to various treaty stipulations between Texas and other independent Powers. 28th Cong., 2d Sess. SD30. [1-7-1845]. Includes correspondence by John C. Calhoun, et al. 11 pp. [Bound with:] The Committee on Military Affairs, to whom was referred the memorial of John Stockton, late a lieutenant in the United States Army, ask leave to submit the following report. 28th cong., 2d Sess., SD31. [1-8-1845].
21 Item 52.29 1845. Tyler, John. Printed Document. Message from the President of the United States, in reply to a resolution of the Senate of the 19th December, 1844, requesting information in relation to various treaty stipulations between Texas and other independent Powers. 28th Cong., 2d Sess. SD30. [1-7-1845]. Includes correspondence by John C. Calhoun, et al. 11 pp. [Bound with:] additional Printed Documents (SD31-44). Various pagination.
21 Item 52.30 1845. [Missouri] Jackson, C.F. Printed Document. Resolutions of the General Assembly of Missouri, in favor of the reannexation of Texas. 28th Cong., 2d Sess. SD46. [1-20-1845]. 2 pp.
22 Item 52.31 1845. [New Jersey] McChesney, Charles G. Printed Document. Resolution of the General Assembly of New Jersey, adverse to the annexation of Texas. 28th Cong., 2d Sess. SD78. [2-3-1845]. 1 p.
22 Item 52.32 1845. [Archer, William S.] Printed Document. Senate of the United States. Mr. Archer, from the Committee on Foreign Relations, submitted the following Report: The Committee on Foreign Relations, to which have been referred sundry joint resolutions and a bill on the subject of the annexation of Texas, and also sundry instructions of State Legislatures… 28th Cong., 2d Sess. SD79 [2-4-1845]. 23 pp.
22 Item 52.33 1845. Tyler, John. Printed Document. Message of the President of the United States, communicating (in compliance with a resolution of the Senate) information in relation to the official or diplomatic station of Mr. Duff Green near the Government of Texas. 28th Cong., 2d Sess. SD83. [2-7-1845] Includes correspondence by John C. Calhoun. 1 p.
22 Item 52.34 1845. [Maine] Gerry, Elbridge. Printed Document. Texas and Oregon. Resolutions of the Legislature of Maine, relative to the annexation of Texas and Occupation of Oregon. 28th Cong., 2d Sess. HD112. [Washington:] Blair & Rives. [2-11-1845]. 2 pp.
22 Item 52.35 1845. [Massachusetts] Bell, Joseph. Printed Document. Report of a Joint Committee and Resolutions of the General Assembly of Massachusetts Adverse to the Annexation of Texas with additional petition by John S. Hanna. 28th Cong., 2d Sess. SD141. [2-27-1845]. 15 pp.
22 Item 52.36 1845. [Vermont] Merrill, F.F. Printed Document. Resolutions of the Legislature of Vermont against the admission of Texas into the Union without the consent of all the other State of the Union. 29th Cong., 1st Sess. SD25 [12-27-1845]. 1 p.
22 Item 52.37 1846.[Medill, W.] Printed Document. Documents in Relation to the Difficulties existing in the Cherokee nation of Indians. 29th Cong., 1st Sess. SD301. [Washington:] Ritchie & Heiss. [4-20-1846]. 9 pp.
22 Item 52.38 1846. Polk, James K. Printed Document. Message of the President of the United States, communicating information of the existing relations between the United States and Mexico, and recommending the adopting of measures for repelling the invasion committed by the Mexican forces upon the territory of the United States, with additional documents. 29th Cong., 1st Sess. SD337. [Washington:] Ritchie & Heiss. [5-11-1846]. Includes correspondence by John Slidell, James Buchanan, et al. 131 pp.
23 Item 52.39 1846. Polk, James K. Printed Document. Occupation of Mexican Territory. Message from the President of the United States, in answer to a resolution of the House of Representatives of the 15th instant, relative to the occupation of the Mexican Territory, with 19 additional documents. 29th Cong., 2d Sess. HED19. [Washington:] Ritchie & Heiss. [12-22-1846]. Includes correspondence by Zachary Taylor, et al. 109 pp.
23 Item 52.40 1846.[New Hampshire] Hale, John P. Printed Document. Annexation of Texas. Resolution of the Legislature of New Hampshire, relative to the annexation of Texas, and the encroachment of the slave power. 29th Cong., 2d Sess. HD23. [12-29-1846] 2 pp.
24 Item 52.41 1847.Polk, James K. Printed Document. Message from the President of the United States, to the two houses of Congress, at the commencement of the first session of the thirtieth congress, with additional documents. 30th Cong., 1st Sess. SED1 Washington: Wendell and Van Benthuysen, 1847. 44 pp.
24 Item 52.43 1848. Marcy, W.L. Printed Document. Report of the Secretary of War, showing the number of troops in the service of the United States in Mexico since the commencement of the war, the killed and wounded, &c. 30th Cong., 1st Sess. SED36. [4-10-1848]. 86 pp.
24 Item 52.44 1848. [Texas] Henderson, James W. Printed Document. Resolution of the Legislature of Texas, in favor of the establishment of a line of military posts between Red river and the Rio Grande, and the adoption of measures for preserving the friendly relations between the Indian tribes and the people of that State. 30th Cong., 1st Sess. SMD122. [Washington:] Tippin & Streeper. [4-17-1848]. 1 p.
25 Item 52.45 1848. Polk, James K. Printed Document. House of Representatives. Correspondence between the Secretary of War and General Scott. Message of the President of the United States, transmitting the correspondence between the Secretary of War and Major General Scott, with the accompanying documents, in compliance with the resolution of the House of Representatives of the 17th instant. 30th Cong., 1st Sess. HED59. [4-26-1848] 63 pp.
25 Item 52.46 1848. Polk. James K. Printed Document. Message of the President of the United States, with communications from the government of Yucatan, representing the state of suffering to which that country is reduced by an insurrection of the Indians, imploring the protection of the United States, and offering, in case it should be granted, to transfer the dominion and sovereignty of the peninsula to the United States. 30th Cong., 1st Sess. SED40. [4-29-1848]. Includes correspondence by James Buchanan. 19 pp.
25 Item 52.47 1848. [Texas] Henderson, James W. Printed Document. “Proviso,” Slavery, the Tariff, and the War with Mexico. Resolutions of the legislature of Texas, in relation to the proviso, slavery, the tariff, and the war with Mexico. 30th Cong., 1st Sess. HMD91. [Washington:] Tippin & Streeter. [5-18-1848] 2 pp.
25 Item 52.48 1848. Medill, W. Printed Document. In the Senate of the United States. Communication from the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, and other documents, in relation to the Indians of Texas. 30th Cong., 1st Sess. SRCD171. [6-15-1848]. 52 pp.
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4 1 Item 52.49 1848. Polk, James K. Printed Document. House of Representatives. Treaty with Mexico. Message of the President of the United States, transmitting a copy of the treaty of peace, friendship, limits, and settlement, between the United States and the Republic of Mexico, ratifications of which were exchanged at the city of Queretaro, in Mexico, on the 30th of May, 1848. 30th Cong., 1st Sess. HED69. [7-22-1848] 74 pp.
1 Item 52.50 1848.Polk, James K. Printed Document. Message of the President of the United States, in answer to a resolution of the Senate, calling for the proceedings of the court of inquiry convened at Saltillo, Mexico, January 12, 1848, for the purpose of obtaining full information relative to an alleged mutiny at Buena Vista, about the 15th August, 1847. 30th Cong., 1st Sess. SED62. [7-12-1848]. 213 pp.
1 Item 52.51 1848.Polk, James K. Printed Document. House of Representatives. New Mexico and California. Message of the President of the United States, transmitting in answer to resolutions of the House of Representatives of July 10, 1848, reports from the Secretaries of State, Treasury, War, and Navy. 30th Cong., 1st Sess. HED70. [7-24-1848]. Includes correspondence by James Buchanan, John Y. Mason, Robert Stockton, et al. 49 pp.
2 Item 52.52 1848. Polk, James K. Printed Document. Message from the President of the United States, communicating, in compliance with a resoultion of the Senate, the proceedings of the two courts of inquiry in the case of Major General Pillow. 30th Cong., 1st Sess. SED65. [8-2-1848]. 633 pp.
3 Item 52.53 1850.Crawford, George W. Printed Document. Military Forces Employed in the Mexican War. Letter from the Secretary of War, transmitting information in answer to a resolution of the House, of July 31, 1848, relative to the military forces employed in the late war with Mexico. 31st Cong., 1st Sess. HED24. [1-24-1850]. 34 pp. + 9 folding tables.
3 Item 52.54 1850. [Osborne, William S.] Printed Document. William Osborne. Mr. Finis E. McLean, from the Committee of Claims, made the following Report: The Committee of Claims, to whom was referred the memorial of William S. Osborne… 31st Cong., 1st Sess. HR24. [1-29-1850]. 1 p.
3 Item 52.55 1850. [New York] Bogart, William Henry. Printed Document. Resolutions of the Legislature of New York, For the abolition of the slave trade in the District of Columbia; against an extension of slavery or the jurisdiction of Texas over any part of New Mexico; for the admission of California, and in favor of the preservation of the Union. 31st Cong., 1st Sess. SMD52. [2-21-1850]. 2 pp.
3 Item 52.56 1850.[Sanchez, Enrique]. Printed Document. Memorial of Enrique Sanchez and others, citizens and residents of the territory and valley of the Rio Grande. 31st Cong., 1st Sess. SMD61. [2-28-1850]. 3 pp.
4 Item 52.57 1850. [Smith, Hugh N.] Printed Document. Hugh N. Smith, Delegate from New Mexico… The Committee of Elections, to which were referred the credentials and the memorial of Hugh N. Smith, esq., praying to be admitted to a seat in the House, as a delegate from New Mexico, respectfully submit the following report. 31st Cong., 1st Sess. HR220. [4-4-1850]. 4pp.
4 Item 52.58 1850. [Texas] Keenan, C.G. Printed Document. Resolutions of the Legislature of Texas, relative to the payment of certain volunteer companies for services on the western frontier of that State. 31st Cong., 1st Sess. SMD100. [4-17-1850]. 1 p.
4 Item 52.59 1850. [Texas] Keenan, C.G. Printed Document. Resolution of the Legislature of Texas, in favor of an appropriation for a light-house or light-boat at Brazos Santiago and the mouth of the Rio Grande. 31st Cong., 1st Sess. SMD100. [4-17-1850]. 1 p.
4 Item 52.60 1850. [Texas] Keenan, C.G. Printed Document. Resolution of the Legislature of Texas, in favor of an arrangement between the United States and Mexico for the mutual surrender of criminals, robbers, persons held in bondage, or fugitives from justice. 31st Cong., 1st Sess. SMD 101. [4-17-1850]. 1 p.
4 Item 52.61 1850. [Texas] Keenan, C.G. Printed Document. Resolutions of the Legislature of Texas, on the subject of the United States district court in that State. 31st Cong., 1st Sess. SMD102. [4-17-1850]. 1 p.
5 Item 52.62 1850. [Texas] Keenan, C.G. Printed Document. Resolution of the Legislature of Texas, in favor of the granting of pensions to persons who suffered in the Texas revolution. 31st Cong., 1st Sess. SMD103. [4-17-1850]. 2 pp.
5 Item 52.63 1850. [Texas] Keenan, C.G. Printed Document. Resolution of the Legislature of Texas, relative to the extension of the jurisdiction of that State over the Red River. 31st Cong., 1st Sess. SMD104. [4-17-1850]. 1 p.
5 Item 52.64 1850. [Texas] Webb, James. Printed Document. Resolutions of the Legislature of Texas on the subject of slavery. 31st Cong., 1st Sess. SMD106. [4-23-1850]. 2 pp.
5 Item 52.65 1850. Taylor, Zachary. Printed Document. Message from the President of the United States, in answer to a resolution of the Senate calling for information in relation to the formation of a State government in New Mexico. 31st Cong., 1st Sess. SED60. [7-1-1850] 2 pp.
5 Item 52.66 1850. Fillmore, Millard. Printed Document. (Part II) Message from the President of the United States, in answer to a resolution of the Senate calling for information respecting the organization of a State government in the Territory of New Mexico. 31st Cong., 1st Sess. SED60. [7-18-1850]. 3 pp.
6 Item 52.67 1850. Fillmore, Millard. Printed Document. Texas Boundary. Message from the President of the United States, in reference to the Texas Boundary. 31st Cong., 1st Sess. HED82. [8-6-1850]. Includes correspondence by Daniel Webster. 12 pp.
6 Item 52.68 1850. Fillmore, Millard. Printed Document. Message from the President of the United States, relative to the claim of Texas to jurisdiction over part of New Mexico. 31st Cong., 1st Sess. SED67. [8-6-1850]. Includes correspondence by Daniel Webster. 12 pp. [Bound with:] Fillmore, Millard. Message from the President of the United States, Explanatory of his message relative to the claim of Texas to jurisdiction over part of New Mexico. 31st Cong., 1st Sess. SED67. [8-8-1850]. 1 p.
6 Item 52.69 1850. Fillmore, Millard. Printed Document. Message from the President of the United States, Explanatory of his message relative to the claim of Texas to jurisdiction over part of New Mexico. 31st Cong., 1st Sess. WSED67. [8-8-1850] 1 p.
6 Item 52.70 1850. Fillmore, Millard. Printed Document. Message from the President of the United States, explanatory of that part of his late message in reference to New Mexico and Texas which alludes to the receipt of Governor Bell’s letter. 31st Cong., 1st Sess. HED85. [8-28-1850]. 1 p.
6 Item 52.71 1850. Fillmore, Millard. Printed Document. Texas Boundary. Message from the President of the United States, announcing to Congress the agreement by Texas to the propositions of boundary offered by a late act of Congress. 31st Cong., 1st Sess. SMD72. [12-16-1850]. 9 pp.
7 Item 52.72 1852. [Corwin, Thomas]. Printed Document. Memorial of a Committee appointed at a meeting of the Creditors of Texas. 32nd Cong., 1st Sess. SMD72. [4-20-1852]. 9 pp.
7 Item 52.73 1856. [Marcy, William L.]. Printed Document. Claim of James B. Watson. Letter from the Secretary of State, in reference to the claim of Mr. Walton, as a messenger to the government of Texas. 34th Cong., 1st Sess. HED121. [7-20-1856]. 2 pp.
7 Item 52.74 1860. [Butt, Geroge N.] . Printed Document. George N. Butt, Survivor of Butt & Black. The Court of Claims submitted the following report. 36th Cong., 1st Sess. HRCCD213. [2-11-1860]. 39 pp.
7 Item 52.75 1850. Buchanan, James. Printed Document. Difficulties on Southwestern Frontier. Message from the President of the United States, communicating, in compliance with a resolution of the House, information in reference to the difficulties on the southwestern frontier. 36th Cong., 1st Sess. HED52. [4-2-1860]. Includes correspondence by John B. Floyd, et al. 147 pp.

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Series V: Cuba, 1896

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4 8 06-16-1896. Grajales, Antonio M. Letter: Liberation Army instructions for dealing with members of the enemy camp given "the fact that the political situation has changed in our favor."Cites Gen. Weyler; proclaims "Country and Freedom". In Spanish. 2 pp.

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Series VI: Spain, 1812

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4 9 1812 Printed document. [Spain] Constitucion politica de la monarquia española. Promulgada en cadiz a 19. de Marzo de 1812. Cadiz: Imprenta Real. Early edition of the Spanish Constitution, with preliminary matter not found in other copies: an engraved title page, 8 preliminary leaves containing a decree of march 1812, authorizing printing of the Constitution, a decree of 2 May 1812 ordering that the promulgation of the new Constitution be celebrated throughout Spanish dominions, and a decree of 24 May 1812 regarding how the clergy and the populace should celebrate the Constitution. The eighth leaf is a printed title for the Constitution. 134 pp.

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Series VII: Portugal, 1822

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4 10 1822 Printed document. [Portugal] Constituição politica da Monarchia Portugueza. Lisbon: Na Imprensa Nacional. First edition of first Portuguese Constitution. 100 pp.

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Series VIII: Multi-country, 1811-1914

Subject relates to two or more countries, or is written by one country about another.
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4 11 1811 [Whipple, Oliver] Nine Letters, Particularly Addressed To The People Of The Revolting Spanish Provinces Of The Caraccas, And To Other Spanish Provinces In North And South America: And To The Whole Spanish Nation And The Civilized World. By Don Augosto Revilo Elppihw, Artium Magister. Anglecised And Correctly Compared With The Spanish. Written July, 1810. Baltimore. A scarce pamphlet arguing the against the independence movements in Latin America. 27pp. (Pm, #26)
12 9-30-1830. Signed document. Bustamante, Anastasio. Shortly after Mexico has warded off an attempted Spanish reconquest. Events "called me to the position of Vice President and charged me with Executive Power... the relationship that must exist between the United States of Mexico and your Republic [Bolivia] becomes interwoven as is convenient to our mutual interests." Also signed by the Secretary of Foreign Relations, Lucas Alaman y Escalada. To [Andres de Santa Cruz y Calahumana]. 2 pp. (#60)
13 1830. Harrison, William Henry. Remarks of General Harrison, late Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary of the United States To The Republic of Colombia, On Certain Charges Made Against Him By That Government. Washington, D.C. 69pp. Harrison’s signature is cropped. (SB, #7)
14 12-12-1835 .Cramp, James. [Letter: Texas Revolution, Mexico, Filibustering] Remarkable letter written two days before his execution at Tampico. Cramp had been swept up in the Tampico Expedition of exiled Mexican military officer Jose Antonio Mexia. (incomplete) (ALS, #15.01)
15 12-1835. Cramp, James. Letter, manuscript fair copy, in Cramp’s hand, of the Declaration and Petition of the American prisoners who were subsequently executed at Tampico. (incomplete) (AL, #15.02)
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5 1 1835.Newsclippings, statements, lock of hair, related to executions at Tampico. (collateral to #15)
2 [2-8-1837] Jackson, Andrew. Claims Upon Mexico. Message from the President of the United States, Upon the Subject of the Claims of the United States Upon the United Mexican States. 24th Cong., 2d Sess. HED139. American Claims against Mexico resulting from the Mexican seizures of American persons and property, after Texas Independence. 105 pp. (Pm, #47)
3 [1840-1842] Key, Francis Scott. Interpreting the Convention’s provisions to assure prompt payment of the claims of his clients, avoid “unnecessary and injurious delay,” and to exact Mexico’s payment of interest. 4pp. (Pm, #53.01)
4 6-14-1842. Tyler, John. Message from the President of the United States, Communicating… Information Touching the Proceedings Under the Convention of the 11th April, 1839, Between the United States and the Mexican Republic. 27th Cong., 2d Sess. SD320. 255pp. plus 12 folding tables. (Pm, 53.02)
5 1846. Newman, John B. Texas and Mexico in 1846; Comprising the History of Both Countries, With an Account of the Soil, Climate, and Productions of Each. Scholarly examination of the settlements in Texas, the competing land claims, and the climate and agriculture of Texas and Mexico, in which he criticizes the annexation of Texas. 32pp. (Pm, #51)
6 1848. [Mexican War: Polk] Messages of the President... On the Subject of the Mexican War. 30th Cong., 1st Sess. HED60. "A compilation of all correspondence ... relating to the Mexican war." 1277 pp., [bound with] Correspondence Between the Secretary of War and Generals Scott and Taylor, and Between General Scott and Mr. Trist. 30th Cong., 1st Sess. HED56. Provides numerous detailed reports on the war, the conflicts among the generals and the government, and the status of peace negotiations. 405 pp., ix. (Bound volume, cataloged separately.)
7 [1-1-1848] [Mexican War: Polk] The Mexican War. Review of the Annual Message of the President of the United States to Congress, December 7, 1847. A Whig attack on Polk refuting his argument for the Mexican-American War. 32 pp. (Pm, #49)
8 4-7-1848. Letter: Byrd, Lieut. R.K. The arrival of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo. Molino del Rey, Mexico. With integral address leaf; cancel mark stamped “Vera Cruz Mexico April 12.” Small quarto. To Major William McEwin. [3] pp. (ALS, #21)
9 4-27-1848. [Florida-Mexican War] Florida Whig – extra. Eucheeanna Convention. The Delegates Having Convened… Marianna, [Fl.]. The Whig Party of West Florida condemning the Mexican War. (Br, #20)
10 5-7-1848. [Mexican American War] M. Mattock letter. Mexico “is the most broken country that my eyes ever beheld… Some say that peace will be made and others say it will not so it is a difficult matter for one to come to a definite conclusion…” To Major W. S. McEwen. 3pp. (ALS, #58)
11 [3-2-1849] Polk, James K. [Brazil: Slavery] Correspondence Between the Consuls of the United States at Rio de Janiero, &c, with the Secretary of State, on the Subject of the African Slave Trade. 30th Cong., 2d Sess. HED61. Documenting the illegal slave trade between Africa and Brazil, and involvement of American ships and slave-traders. 223pp. (Pm, #55)
12 [6-24-1853] Fillmore, Millard. Correspondence in Relation to Central America. 32d Cong. 2d Sess. SED27. Colonial Claims from ministers of Central American countries, protesting British colonial claims to Nicaragua and Honduras. 106 pp. (B, #46)
13 10-22-1857. Buchanan, James. Treaty Between the United States and Peru. Washington. Folio. Countersigned by Lewis Cass as Secretary of State. 199pp. (MDS, #31)
14 [1860] [Sumner, Charles] Confidential. Convention with the Republic of Venezuela, For the Adjustment of Claims of Citizens of the United States… [Washington]. Senator Charles Sumner’s copy, with his name (but not signature) at the head of the first page. 4 pp. (PD, #19)
15 1863. Kingsley, Vine Wright. French Intervention in America; Or, a Review of La France, Le Mexique, et Les Etas Confederes. France intervenes in Mexico during the American Civil War. Discusses the intentions of Napoleon III to raise Maximilian to power in Mexico. 22pp. (Pm, #48)
16 1863. Chevalier, M.M. France, Mexico, and the Confederate States. Translated by Wm. Henry Hurlbut. Preface explains Hurlbut’s motivation for the translation: it “has obtained a world-wide notoriety as embodying the first coherent view which has been made public of the designs of Napoleon III, in the New World.” 15 pp. (Pm, #45)
17 5-31-1869. [Mexico-U.S. Treaty] El G. Ignacio Romero Vargas, Gobernador Consttucional Interino Del Estado L.Y.S. De Puebla, A Sus Habitantes, Sabed… Puebla. Printed in four columns, in English and Spanish. A rare bilingual broadside printing a treaty between the United States and Mexico, following up the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo. (Br, #22)
18 12-3-1908 Letter by Theodore Roosevelt on White House stationery, discussing events in Haiti, Santo Domingo, Cuba, Panama, and Venezuela. "... we have interfered in various different ways, and in each case of the immeasurable betterment of the people". To William Hale of the New York Times. (TLS, #59)
19 11-13-1914. Wilson, Woodrow. Letter with press statement, both typed by Wilson. “… it is the purpose of the Administration to withdraw the troops of the United States from Vera Cruz on Monday…” To Secretary of War Lindley M. Garrison. (TLS, #30)

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