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[Gadsden Purchase]: [Treaty of Mesilla]
EL GENERAL DE BRIGADA FRANCISCO PEREZ, CABALLERO DE LA NACIONAL Y DISTINGUIDA ORDEN DE GUADALUPE, GOBERNADOR Y COMANDANTE GENERAL DEL DEPARTAMENTO DE PUEBLA, A TODOS SUS HABITANTES... [caption title]
Puebla, Mexico, 1854. Letterpress broadside, 24 1/2 x 17 1/4 inches, printed in parallel Spanish and English. Minor chipping with loss of all or part of about a dozen words along central fold lines, with expert repairs to verso. Minor chipping in left margin. Withal, a very good copy. An early Mexican printing of the Treaty of Mesilla (known in Mexico as Venta de la Mesilla) which authorized the Gadsden Purchase. It presented in the form of a large broadside, with text in parallel English and Spanish. The Gadsden Treaty involved the purchase of territory from Mexico by the United States which had been in dispute since the conclusion of hostilities in 1848. It included a large portion of what became southern Arizona (most notably Tucson) and a smaller portion of southern New Mexico, lands south of the Gila River and west of the Rio Grande where the United States planned for the construction of a southern-route transcontinental railroad. The United States had also pressed for the states of Sonora and Baja California as well, but Mexico did not accede to that demand; the present treaty includes language addressing the California issue. The United States gained the land in Arizona and New Mexico, and Mexico received ten million dollars and an end to covetousness from her neighbor to the north. It was the last addition of land to the continental United States. The Gadsden Purchase treaty was signed on December 30, 1853, ratified by the United States Congress with some changes on April 25, 1854, and with the approval of Santa Anna went into effect on June 30. The agreement … [Click Below for Full Description]
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