OBSERVACIONES SOBRE EL ESTADO ACTUAL DEL DEPARTAMENTO CHIHUAHUA Y LOS MEDIOS DE PONERLO Á CUBIERTO DE LAS ÍNCURSIONES DE LOS BÁRBAROS.

Mexico. 1839. 24pp. Dbd. Faint foxing, else fine. Item #WRCAM39037

Escudero (1801-62), a prominent historian, lawyer, and politician, discusses the defenses of the state of Chihuahua, reaching into present-day New Mexico. The region was under constant threat from internal Mexican revolutionaries, as well as Americans emigrating to Texas and beyond, and Apaches and other Indians raiding southward into Mexico. Howes and Sabin list several other titles by Escudero, but not the present scarce report. An important work, one of the few with significant material from the period on early New Mexico. OCLC locates six copies. SUTRO COLLECTION, p.729. OCLC 19928248.

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Important Discussion of Attacks on the Mexican Frontier