Vicente Garcia Torres, 1847. Softcover. long case. Very good / No jacket. Item #47370
Original gray printed wrappers with ornamental border, stitched. Except for some chipping at upper right and some splitting at spine, and light age toning, in very good shape.
After the Battle of Churubusco, Santa Ana, in exchange for a $10,000 down payment on a bribe said to be over $1,000,000, sent repesentatives to a peace conference in Coyoacan on August 21, 1847, and which lasted into the next month. This pamphlet contains all the proposals and negotiations of the representatives of Mexico and the U.S. The armistice included provisions for establishing the western boundary of Texas at the Nueces River instead of the Rio Grande, leaving the land between as a neutral zone, ceding San Diego harbor to Mexico; and outlawing slavery. Santa Ana summarily rejected the proposals. General Winfield Scott also rejected the agreement, being convinced the Mexicans were not acting in good faith and simply buying time to strengthen their military position. Hostilities then resumes, resulting in much greater losses for Mexico than the terms proposed here.
--History notes from Dorothy Sloan Rare Books.