[Mérida or Campeche?]: José María Corrales, 1846. ,17pp. Dbd. Moderate foxing, uneven trimming to fore- edge. Very good. Item #WRCAM55259
Juan de Mata Roura served as United States consul at Laguna, Yucatán - then an independent republic. With the outbreak of the Mexican-American War, he was imprisoned in Mérida on charges relating to an American citizen accused of theft. In the present work, Mata Roura pleads his side of the case with the help of Dr. Juan Antonio Garmendia to the captain of the USS Somers, stationed nearby on blockade duty. Ultimately, no one was able to help him. Nineteen supporting documents, some from other consular officials, are printed following Mata Roura's main argument. An exceedingly rare work, with no copies in OCLC or in any other resource we could find.