Messages of the President of the United States, with the correspondence, therewith communicated, between the Secretary of War and other officers of the government, on the subject of the Mexican War.

Washington: Wendell and Benthuysen, Printers, 1848. 4to, 1277 pp. Full calf, with boards professionally reattached. Some minor toning throughout, the first blanks thoroughly decorated with some previous owner’s cursive practice - blessedly, in pencil. Documents from the first session of the 30th Congress. A very early and important piece of California history, and of Americana. This collection of Mexican War correspondence begins with the Message of President Polk concerning "an invasion and commencement of hostilities by Mexico" of May 11, 1846, and includes the correspondence between the Secretary of War and General Zachary Taylor, among many other historically significant documents. "Perhaps the most important collection of material we have for the history of the Mexican War," (Sabin, 48114). (Item Id: 106846)

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