Fall Auction 2019 Sale 77
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(MEXICAN WAR NEWS) Fine content war-date A.L.S. "Jacob Z. Hoffer", 3pp., large 4to., San Angelo, April, 1848, to his parents in Carlisle, Pa. Hoffer, a dentist by trade who served under Genl. Winfield Scott, writes chiefly of the pending Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, in part: "... The treaty arrived here some days ago ratified by our congress but some think it is doubtful whether the Mexican congress will accept of it or not. . . we will be called home if James Polk keeps his promise...". American diplomat Nicholas Trist had negotiated and signed this treaty on behalf of the U.S. on Feb. 2, 1848. The U.S. Senate amended the treaty and ratified it on Mar.10, 1848. It was then sent to the Mexican government, which ratified it on May 19, 1848. However, Trist's treaty was not without difficulty; Trist had refused an order from Polk to cease negotiations and return to the United States, but Trist refused and concluded the treaty anyway, an action for which he was fired. Hoffer mentions this as well, in part: "... I also heard today that Mr. Trist is called home as a prisoner, a nice way after ratifying his treaty...". Age toned with moderate soiling and folds, else very good.
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Minimum Bid: $100.00
Final prices include buyers premium:
Estimate: $200 - $300
Auction closed on Thursday, November 21, 2019.
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