Mexico: Reimpreso por Jose M.F. de Lara, 1837. xxix,,122pp. Original printed salmon wrappers. Spine ends chipped (more so at lower end), small areas of loss to front wrapper near spine tail, reinforced on verso, corners chipped, some spotting. Internally clean. About very good. Item #WRCAM54886
First Mexican edition, preceded by an edition (also in Spanish) printed in Philadelphia the previous year, but with material not contained in the earlier edition. Streeter hypothesizes that the Philadelphia edition was printed in a small number for distribution to other diplomats in Washington. This Mexican edition carried the supposed endorsement of the Mexican government, which resulted in a diplomatic break between the two nations. Mexican diplomat Manuel Gorostiza was sent as a special envoy to Washington at a time of high tension in U.S.-Mexican relations. He bitterly protested the position of General Edmund Gaines' American troops on the Texas border, and warned of an increasing yankee military presence in northeastern Texas. The publication of this denouncement led to a complete break in U.S.-Mexican relations. This edition includes a defense of Gorostiza's conduct and some correspondence written after the 1836 edition was published between an American envoy and the Mexican government regarding confiscation of Mexican passports along the border. "This pamphlet...attacking the good faith of the United States for sending its troops across the Sabine as far as Nacogdoches, was bitterly resented at Washington. Fuel was added to the flames when early in 1837 it was republished in Mexico with a prefatory note saying the republication was done by order of the interim president of Mexico...." - Streeter. STREETER TEXAS 1220A. STREETER SALE 359. RAINES, p.95. HOWES G6, "aa." PALAU 62737. SABIN 16908.