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Informative letter from the captured Santa Ana...



Item # 648859

May 27, 1837

NILES WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, May 27, 1837  Inside has: "Santa Ana - Translated from the Manifesto of General Santa Ana" which is a lengthy letter from him regarding his capture, taking two columns.
Bits include: "On the 22nd of April I was made a prisoner by the Texian volunteers, but they did not know who I was. Having been brought before Houston, I was soon recognized by my fellow prisoners, who exclaimed 'Santa Ana! Santa Ana!"...salute of artillery was proposed...to celebrate my capture, which Houston resolutely disapproved of..." with so much more on his military actions, etc., over the last few years.
Sixteen pages, 8 12 by 12 inches, very nice condition.

As noted in Wikipedia, this title: "...(was) one of the most widely-circulated magazines in the United States...Devoted primarily to politics...considered an important source for the history of the period."

Category: Pre-Civil War