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Auction 195, Lot 827

"[Mexican American War] Peace with Mexico", Gallatin, Albert

Subject: Document - Mexican-American War

Period: 1847 (circa)


Color: Black & White

6.2 x 9.9 inches
15.7 x 25.1 cm
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This 16-page document by Albert Gallatin, former Secretary of Treasury and diplomat who negotiated the Treaty of Ghent, provides a critical review of the American actions surrounding the declaration of war which he argues convincingly was unprovoked by Mexico. Written in the midst of the war following American successes on the battlefield, he calls for a peace based on an agreed boundary of Texas within the U.S. and no “dismemberment” of Mexico by requiring it to cede additional territory. Self wrappers, never bound. Accompanied by a clipped signature of Gallatin.


Condition: B

Text has some minor scattered foxing and light stains present on the last few pages. Signature has some minor toning at center.

Estimate: $160 - $190

Sold for: $100

Closed on 11/15/2023